Ms. Isabelle Violin Lessons

Ms. Isabelle Violin Lessons

5.0 (3)
2 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
17 years in business

About this pro

I'm happy to work with students of all ability levels. I've been teaching for 15 years.

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Credentials

Chicago, IL 60626
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3 Reviews

5.0

  • Rahul Singh Kathayat

    Isabelle is very hard working teacher, and what I admire most is the immense patience she has for the mistakes I make. Rather than forcing improvements, she always finds way to make me understand how I can rectify my mistakes.

  • cin salach

    She is patient yet challenging, focused yet playful. The rhythm of each lesson is thorough, and there is room for spontaneous playing. Lots of information is given in every lesson! She also gives lots of wonderful suggestions for practicing.

  • Ryan McLaughlin

    Ms. Isabelle has done a fantastic job teaching my young daughter. We work on technique and theory, all while keeping a small attention engaged.



FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I work with my students to help them achieve their goals. First I start by getting to know what my students want to accomplish, and then I help make a plan to get them there. Lessons typically include scales, technique work, and repertoire. I also love playing duets with my students to work on ensemble skills and sight reading.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have done extensive teacher training including Suzuki Method, String Teacher training at Indiana University, a pedagogy course at Northwestern University, and a Fiddle method training.

I care deeply about my teaching and am always looking to develop my skills and expertise further.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

60 min - $60

45 min - $50

30 min - $40

Cash is preferred if possible.


How did you get started teaching?

I started as a practice helper for my mother's students, both my parents are also string players. I've learned much from both of them about teaching and have kept learning and teaching since high school.


What types of students have you worked with?

Beginners and intermediate students of all ages, 3 and up. I've worked with many beginners, and many adult students as well. I specialize in guiding new players through the first few years of their violin playing and developing their technique in a relaxed and physically balanced way.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My student's studio recital! It was wonderful to see the accomplishments of all my students. It is lovely to have my students get together to celebrate beautiful music and share what they have been working on.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Try out at least two different teachers to find a good fit. Also look for teachers who have pedagogy training, the more they have the more they are really devoted to being the best teacher they can be.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Think through your goals, why you want lessons, and let your teacher know what you'd like to learn and improve upon.