Michael Nebeker
Chicago, IL
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Michael Nebeker

Michael N.

Chicago, IL
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My name is Michael Nebeker, and I love the violin. I started playing nearly twenty years ago, and have been lucky enough to teach for the last ten. Here, I hope to let prospective and current students know more about me, ensembles I work with, and all things teaching.

Selecting a private teacher is a big decision, so take your time, explore my page, and see if I am a good fit. Here I am, at a glance:

-Everyone is welcome in my studio, regardless of age or ability. I teach both child and adult students.

-I studied at the University of Utah With Leonard Braus, John England, and Kasia Sokhol-Borup.

-I play with a number of ensembles in the Salt Lake valley from large scale symphony orchestras to small chamber ensembles and rock groups.

-Mindfulness is a core principal in my studio.

-Students play music THEY want to play, and are not required to subscribe to any methodology.

-Lessons with me are both comprehensive and tailored to the specific needs and goals of each student.

-lessons incorporate elements of technique, music theory, aural training, performance anxiety, improvisation, chamber music, history, and mindfulness.

About Michael N.

I am a skilled and passionate teacher with over 10 years experience and a sincere desire to help students grow!

My studio is unique in that I welcome all players, from many different backgrounds. A large portion of my studio comprises of adult beginners, who discover that they have what it takes to learn and play violin.

I am friendly, patient, kind, and work with students of all ages.

I am a performer and teacher with bachelors in Violin performance, and am beginning work on graduate studies. I was trained classically, and also find myself playing within a wide range of genres. My joy in life is helping students connect with music that inspires them, and giving them the tools to play it.


I hold a BMU from The University of Utah, with a master's degree equivalency in string pedagogy, which I studied under Dr. Kasia Sokol-Borup.

Here are a list of schools I have worked with in Salt Lake City:

The Madeleine Choir School

American Preperatory Academy

Ensign Peak Elementary

Mary Jackson Elementary

Wallace Stegner Academy

Most recently, I was the Director of Violin Outreach for Utah Symphony & Opera, where I give free string education to students from an under served community in Salt Lake City.

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Vee Dickinson
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At 34, I decided to learn how to play the violin. I found Michael and never looked back! I told him I wanted to learn Bolero as my first song, and we learned Bolero! Michael is a relentless supporter of what the student is passionate about. He taught me not just how to pick up the instrument and make sound, but anything I asked to learn!

My favorite part about lessons with him is his positive feedback. He has a way of instructing that makes you feel proud of the progress you make, no matter your skill level.

I would recommend him to absolutely anyone.

Posted Sep 3, 2020
Sushi Murthy
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Michael is a great instructor. We learn music that I actually care about and he adjusts teaching according to my needs and what I want to learn. My skills and confidence improves with every lesson.

Posted Aug 23, 2020

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Experience

Owner, Private Teacher
Aug 2018 - Present

Red Door Violin Studios

I teach private lessons to students ranging from 5 to 90 years old, with special emphasis on adult beginners, who learn in my studio that anybody can learn violin.

Director, Violin Outreach
Aug 2019 - Mar 2020

Utah Symphony and Opera

I taught group lessons for Utah Symphony's Violin Outreach program, which provided free lessons to students in under served communities in Salt Lake City.

El Sistema Teaching Artist
Oct 2018 - May 2019

Salty Cricket Composers Collective

I taught El Sistema curriculum in Violin, Orchestra, and music theory to students K-8 at Salty Cricket Composers collective's El Sistema programs.

Teaching Artist
Aug 2015 - Feb 2017

American Preparatory Academy

Taught group lessons to students at American Preparatory's El Sistema Program.

Private Teacher
Aug 2012 - Aug 2013

The Madeleine Choir School

I taught private lessons to students at The Madeleine Choir School, a private school in Salt Lake that places special emphasis on music in childhood education.

Education

MM Classical Violin Performance
Aug 2020 - Present

Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University

BMU, Violin performance and Pedagogy
Aug 2010 - Apr 2020

The University of Utah

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Advanced String Pedagogy
Apr 2020

The University of Utah

I studied advanced string pedagogy with Dr. Kasia Sokol-Borup, and worked directly with students at the University of Utah's Preparatory music division.

Awards

O.C. Tanner Honors String Quartet
Aug 2019

The University of Utah

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