Featured Violin Teachers Near Chicago, IL

Alissa K

Alissa K

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I am a recent graduate from Millikin University eager to spread my love for the classical violin. I have a degree in Commercial Music and Music Business, along with minors in communication and entrepreneurship. I just recently started my own business, Strings Attached, where we play for weddings and business events. I started in the Suzuki Program in Wheaton, played in numerous different orchestras since then and now have 1 year experience in teaching beginners. I have a passion for classical music and am ready to pass it along to interested students.

Jason W

Jason W

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My teaching experience began when I arrived in San Franciso about 15 years ago. It has developed from a part time side job at that time, to an established and integral part of my life and career. As my musical career and experience have grown, so too has my passsion for teaching. And for the last 5 years, I have been teaching ESL in Indonesia, while continuing my musical tutoring, and this has helped me incredibly in relating to students' needs, as well as in recognizing the role of a student's background and environment in their learning process. I am a strong believer in technique and instilling a good practice ethic, but my main goal as a teacher is to connect with a student, and make sure they're having fun. As we all know, we are always learning when we're open, comfortable and enjoying ourselves.

Kari K

Kari K

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Hello future students! I am a happy, caring, and kind teacher who balances these traits with a serious expectation for students to practice and be willing to learn new things.  In 2000, I graduated from The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education.  Currently I am working on two different Masters Degrees-one in Music History and the other in Education. Teaching private music lessons along with teaching in the musical classroom for 14 years has encouraged me to experience students from all different age groups and all walks of life.  I believe that is why I love teaching so much-I love to meet new people, enthusiastic about learning and then I love to adapt lessons to their interests and their skill sets. In my spare time I love to make my own line of jewelry and home decor crafts.  Besides this, I absolutely love to read and write.  Currently I am writing my first fantasy fiction novel.

Emily B

Emily B

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For piano I use the Alfred series, and for violin and viola I use a combination of Essential Elements and Suzuki books.  As students advance I introduce additional solo repertoire.  My voice students learn from a variety of sources.  I usually start with a song they know well and work from there.  Students also learn a variety of warm-ups and sight-singing techniques.  

Courtney V

Courtney V

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For beginning students, I typically start with Hal Leanord's Essential Elements. Once the student has a grasp of their instrment and the fundamentals, I will begin to introduce solo repertoire and tecnique exercises. I will try to find out what the student is interested in to help guide my instruction and keep the lessons engaging and fun, no matter the age or ability level. 

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