Featured Violin Teachers Near Barrington, IL

Alissa K

Alissa K

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For beginners, I assess their knowledge of theory and the violin and go from there. I give some students flashcards to learn note names and note values, while others come in knowing all the beginning steps. We work on posture and the bow hand and then dive into beginner pieces. I use the Suzuki Method Books.

Annarita T

Annarita T

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For my beginner students who are children, I usually start with Hal Leonard's Essential Elements and sometimes Lee W. Kikuchi's Musicianship for Strings. Scales and arpeggios follow shortly after. As the student progresses, I follow up with Harvey S. Whistler's Introducing the Positions (this book can also work with adults). Etude books such as Wohlfahrt and Kreutzer come into play when the student is ready. As far as repertiore, I use the first few Suzuki books and Barber's "Soloists for Young Violinists" for my younger students (the latter can also work with adults). For my young-adult and adult students, I use Sevcik Violin Studies for technique and Hrimaly's Scale Studie. Reperoire will be chosed based off of the student's interest and playing ability. 

Vera S

Vera S

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I find it very important to cater to each student individually helping them find the right practice strategies, technical studies, repertoire and most importantly, their own musical identity. My goal is not simply to develop skill, but also to teach students how to teach themselves and awaken their own expectations

Melissa M

Melissa M

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Because I teach piano, flute, viola, violin, and guitar, my curriculum varies upon instrument and level. Using piano as an example, for beginning students, I typically start with Bastien's Primer series. This series teaches correct hand posture, technique, and the beginning elements of reading music. Once in the intermediate stage, I am comfortable teaching Alfred, Bastien, Faber & Faber, or Suzuki method books. The intermediate studies chosen depends on the student, student needs, goals, and musical interests. In addition to an intermiediate curriculum, I introduce solo repertoire. Following the intermediate stage, advanced players will begin prestigious soloist works such as sonatas and concertos.  

Annija K

Annija K

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I'm a passionate, friendly, and motivated instructor who loves working with children and adults of all ages. The most important thing for me is to be able to share my love of music, both through performing and through teaching. In 2009, I graduated from the American University in Washington, DC with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Performance. Most recently I graduated from Northwestern University with a Master of Music degree in Viola Performance. Performing all over the world has been one of the best perks of being a musician, and I've had the opportunity to perform in China, Latvia, Scotland, Ireland, and England, as well as in various United States cities, including Chicago, New York, and Washington, DC. 

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