Miriam-Rose LeDuc

Miriam-Rose L.

Chicago, IL

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
In addition to giving classical violin lessons for over 6 years, I love teaching traditional Scottish fiddle music. This genre compliments classical training exceptionally well, and offers students a unique creative outlet. Not only is Scottish fiddling fun, but it allows for a great deal of individual interpretation within the style. Stylistic ornamentation, tune types, tune structure, and developing sets of tunes will be highlighted in lessons, and tune composition will be encouraged.
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Miriam-Rose teaches



Miriam-Rose delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 3+ and special needs

Teaching since:
September 2008

Hello! My name is Miriam-Rose, and I have been teaching violin/fiddle to students of all levels and ages for over six years. I was trained classically in the Suzuki method from a very young age, and also have a significant background in traditional music, specifically Scottish fiddle. During my time at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, I created my own degree with a focus on Scottish music, and also became the third place winner of the 2012 National Scottish Fiddle Championship.

In addition to my background in music, I have a degree in Ballet Performance from the Jacobs School of Music. I have been teaching ballet since 2010, and have taught and danced professionally here in the Chicago area since 2013.

Thanks, and I look forward to working with you!

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Ballet Instructor
Feb 2015 - Present
Joffrey Academy of Dance

Violin Instructor
Jul 2013 - Present
Down Home Guitars

Suzuki Violin Teacher
Sep 2008 - Present

Children's Division Director, Company Artist
Aug 2013 - Dec 2014
Ballet 5:8


Ballet, Performing Arts (Traditional Scottish Fiddle) and Business
Aug 2009 - May 2013
Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music
Aug 2003 - May 2008
Kirov Academy of Ballet


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Third Place Winner
Sep 2012
2012 National Scottish Fiddle Championship
Second Place Winner
Jun 2012
Ohio Scottish Games


Indiana University Alumni Association
Sep 2016

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Suzuki Association of the Americas
Aug 2015

The Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) is a coalition of teachers, parents, educators, and others who are interested in making music education available to all children. The SAA provides programs and services to members throughout North and South America.

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Photos & Videos

Miriam-Rose plays a set of traditional Scottish tunes.
Another set of Scottish tunes!
Miriam-Rose's ballet reel from her time at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music.
Miriam-Rose and her violin

Miriam-Rose performs at the Columbus Scottish Festival in Indiana.

From Miriam-Rose's ballet photo shoot.  Photo Credit: Magdalena Falasca.


12 Reviews

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Isabella Sep 10, 2017
Violin · In studio

Mariam-Rose is a wonderful instructor.

Teagen Jun 29, 2017
Ballet · In studio

She's very knowledgeable. She used the time to really analyze and work with my daughters ability. Afterwards she gave great advice, the pros and cons on what she needs to work on.

Eric Oct 20, 2016
Ballet · In studio

Very good at explaining concepts in a second, or sometimes third, way so that her student can make an inner connection. I also admire the way she organizes her lessons so we refresh and enhance the previous session and then move on to new technique. Appreciate the professional way she communicates as necessary outside class, too.

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Mariam U. Aug 15, 2016
Violin · Online

Miriam-Rose is very friendly and supportive. She's a very kind and talented teacher.

Annie Feb 29, 2016
Ballet · In studio

Miriam Rose is very professional and has a high degree of knowledge.

Annie Feb 28, 2016
Ballet · In studio

Miriam Rose is very professional and has a high degree of knowledge.

Autumn P. Dec 16, 2015
Violin · In studio

Thanks Marian for getting me off to a great start today.

Catherine T. Apr 14, 2015
Ballet · In home

Miriam arrived right on time, prepared and ready to go. She worked with the space I had, and was very patient. As an adult beginner, learning something new can be intimidating, but she made the lesson very enjoyable. I'm looking forward to next week!

Kelly S. Apr 7, 2015
Violin · In studio

Our family cannot speak highly enough of Miriam-Rose and her talent and teaching ability. She is still, by far, our 10-year-old daughter's favorite IU student violin teacher. Miriam-Rose has such a gift for being an incredibly patient and supportive teacher, yet she is firm and affective in her corrections. Our daughter learned so much in just the short time she was instructed by her. She is such a caring, friendly and fun person with lots of energy, and you can tell she loves what she does by the way she teaches. She will be a blessing to any student she instructs. We have two other daughters that also know her from the ballet world and she is known there as well for her talent, teaching and friendliness, which I think speaks volumes for the individual that she is. She is just an all-around wonderful and talented person who also happens to be a very gifted teacher. Students of any age will learn so much from her! We so appreciate what she has done for our family!!

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Anastasia F. Mar 27, 2015

Miriam-Rose is a talented violinist with a wonderful personality! Very professional, yet caring and friendly, she is great for students of any age. I've had the pleasure of working with her for several years now, and her dedication to excellence and passion for music combine to make her an excellent choice for anyone looking to further their studies on the violin.

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Julie Z. Mar 2, 2015
Suzuki Method · In home

We were lucky to have Miriam-Rose teach our 9 year old over a few summers, while she was home from college. Miriam-Rose was a wonderful teacher for our daughter. Patient and very supportive of our daughter's needs, Miriam-Rose really guided her lesson and practice to help her improve.

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Julie L. Mar 2, 2015
Violin ·

Miriam-Rose is one of the best teachers I know. I am also an experienced teacher and have studied violin pedagogy with professors at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and at the Jacobs' School of Music at Indiana University, and I can highly recommend Miriam-Rose as someone who's teaching methods and approach are on par with the standards of these prestigious institutions. Her experience with kids and her Scottish Fiddling make learning with her lots of fun. Great instructor, you can't go wrong!

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