Best Violin Lessons in Chicago

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Chicago Violin Lessons on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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A Touch of Classical Plus, Inc.

A Touch of Classical Plus, Inc. in Chicago, is a music instruction center where students can learn how to play piano, drums, and violin. Phyllis Calderon, who has a B.M. in Violin Performance, is a Suzuki-trained violin instructor and A Touch of Classical Plus, Inc.'s founder and owner. She has played with some prominent artists, including Barry White, Nancy Wilson, and Jerry Butler. Other instructors include Marija Bubanj, who has a Master's in Violin Performance and freelances with chamber ensembles throughout the greater Chicago community, and Sheila-Marie Robinson, who heads the new Drama Works for Kidz class. The center also offers early childhood music classes for children ages 2-5.

Chicago, IL 60649


Anderson Music Studio

Anderson Music Studio provides violin lessons to students as young as three and as old as 70 in Chicago. This studio specializes in the Suzuki method of instruction, which focuses on technical mastery alongside character development. Students visit twice per week, once for a private lesson and once for a group class, and the parents are involved in the process. With a highly-trained faculty in education and music performance, the studio is uniquely equipped to meet each student's capabilities and encourage their musical growth.

400 Nuttall Road
Riverside, IL 60546


Cassandra Strings

Cassandra Strings is a music instruction center in Evanston that, in addition to selling a variety of string instruments and accessories, offers violin lessons. Teaching programs, which consist o weekly sessions, 20 minutes long, are suitable for all students of all ages and skill levels. Detailed pricing information is available on Cassandra Strings' website.

Evanston, IL 60203


Evanston Violin Studio

At Evanston Violin Studio, Matthew Cataldi works with students from Chicago and its suburbs. Mr. Cataldi is a violin performer who has worked in the U.S. as well as Canada and Europe. He has given guest lectures, recitals, and master classes in both contemporary and traditional music at Columbia College of Chicago, Lake Forest College, and other local institutions.

Evanston, IL 60202


Jay Pike

With Jay Pike, aspiring violinists from all over the greater Chicago community can learn the art of violin performance. Mr. Pike, who also works for the nonprofit Learn to Make Music program in Hinsdale, has been a private violin tutor for over 10 years. He has a Master's of Music degree from the Chicago College of Performing Arts.

Chicago, IL 60625


Learn To Make Music

Learn to Make Music is a nonprofit organization centered in Hinsdale, teaching violin performance students in Chicago and other nearby cities. It emphasizes providing affordable music instruction to Chicagoans, with pre-discount prices starting at $30 for a half-hour session. Instructors can also teach students interested in learning how to play guitar, piano, woodwind instruments such as saxophone and flute, or brass instruments such as the trumpet or trombone. Interested students should fill out Learn to Make Music's online enrollment form.

Hinsdale, IL 60521


Musical Chairs Studio

Musical Chairs Studio is a Chicago-based music school, with educators who are ready to teach children and adults brass, woodwind, percussion, and voice technique, as well as how to play the violin and other string instruments. Located in Lincoln Square, the school began with one instructor and 10 students but has grown over the years to comprise twelve teachers and approximately 200 students. Ewa Sarota-Raczek, Musical Chairs Studio's violin instructor, is a professional violinist who has performed both classical and jazz music.

Chicago, IL 60625


Musical Expressions of Illinois, LLC

Musical Expressions of Illinois, LLC is a music school in Naperville with students hailing from all over the greater Chicago community. All instructors at the school are actively performing musical professionals, and they offer lessons in a range of instruments and musical styles. The program's founder and Director, Patrick Dugan, is a guitar and ukulele instructor who studied at the Berklee College of Music.

Naperville, IL 60563


Naperville Music Lessons

Naperville Music Lessons, founded in 1974, helps aspiring musicians from Chicago and other nearby cities. The Naperville-based school's strings instruction team consists of three young violin teachers, Diana Mayer, Joia Nicholson, and Elijah McCarell-Bradley. Each of the trio has more than 10 years of experience playing string instruments. Parents speak highly of Naperville Music Lessons' instructors for their easygoing, confidence-boosting approach to music instruction.

Naperville, IL 60563


Noel Navoa Violin Studio

Noel Navoa Violin Studio is a Chicago-based private instruction center. Ms. Navoa, who meets with students at her office in East Lakeview, has been playing the violin for more than 25 years. She has a Bachelor's of Music from Belmont University and a Master's of Music from DePaul University. She is a member of the Rockford Symphony Orchestra, the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra, and the Olstrach Symphony Orchestra.

Chicago, IL 60657


The Rhode Studio

Founded in 2016, The Rhode Studio in Chicago provides private violin lessons from a music instructor with years of teaching experience. Instructor Anne Rhode helps students of all ages improve their violin playing skills through effective teaching techniques, patience, and self-encouragement. Rhode Studio keeps students engaged by booking 30 minute and one hour weekly lessons. Ms. Rhode also offers one on one violin lessons over online zoom sessions for students located all over the U.S.

5200 N Sheridan Rd, Apt 415
Chicago, IL 60640

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Third Floor Suzuki Violin

Third Floor Suzuki Violin, in Chicago, is a music school run by violinist Adam Davidowitz. Mr. Davidowitz received a Bachelor's of Music degree from Syracuse University and a Master's degree from the prestigious Boston Conservatory. In addition to being a full member of the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, he has worked freelance with a number of groups, including the Rockford Symphony Orchestra, the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Davidowitz focuses on working with young students, and a parent's or guardian's presence is required.

Chicago, IL 60640


True Note Music

True Note Music, located in Lisle, provides Chicago metro area students of all ages with violin instruction using the Suzuki method. Jeannette Hoyt, the school's owner and sole instructor, has more than a quarter-century of experience as a private violin instructor. She previously served as String Ensemble Director at Guerin College Prep High School and has worked as a guest instructor for the Illinois Music Educators Association, the Illinois High School Music Association, and the Schaumburg Youth Orchestra. She is an alumna of Interlochen Arts Academy and Indiana University. True Note Music also offers lessons via Zoom.

Lisle, IL 60532


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