Find a violin teacher in Chicago, IL

Find violin teachers in Chicago, IL

Find violin teachers in Chicago, IL

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Top 10 violin lessons in Chicago, IL

Students agree: these Chicago violin teachers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Joseph Glymph

Joseph Glymph

5.0Exceptional(18)
2 hires on Lessons
54+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Dan W. says, "Joe is literally the best technical violin teacher. If you want to learn violin at a high technical level, Joe is your go to. He also teaches conducting. I am able to play some of the most tech iCarly challenging violin pieces proficiently because of Joe. Do not underestimate his prowess as a teacher and performer. If you need to become technically proficient for violin/viola/cello auditions, go to Joe." Read more
Giger Violin Studio

Giger Violin Studio

New on Lessons
Offers online services
14+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
My name is Alex Giger, and I'm a Chicago-based violinist/violist. I offer in-person or virtual lessons for you, and can accommodate your schedule for a lesson. My style of teaching is empathetic and socratic. I create goals and customize lessons to help you develop your viola skills in a way that improves your applied critical thinking. I have over a decade of experience teaching students of all ages. My HS students have found success at youth orchestra (some currently in CYSO) and college auditions. I find great joy in teaching motivated students of all ages to discover a new side of themselves and help them reach their greatest potential!
Emma's Music Studio

Emma's Music Studio

New on Lessons
Offers online services
2+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Hello, and welcome to Emma’s Music Studio! She is thrilled to be providing high-quality, personalized violin, piano, viola, and music theory instruction for students of all ages and skill levels. Whether you’re a beginner eager to learn the basics or an advanced musician aiming to refine your skills, she will be here to guide you every step of the way. Emma received her Bachelor of Music from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois. Prior, she she completed high school at the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy. Her musical journey began at age 5, training in the Suzuki method - which continues to
GENESIS MUSIC & ARTS, LLC

GENESIS MUSIC & ARTS, LLC

5.0(1)
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Radiah H. says, "I love the professional personality of the instructors and how they are able to have a positive and progressive interaction with the students throughout the lesson" Read more
Lessons With Ethan Adelsman

Lessons With Ethan Adelsman

5.0(2)
Top Pro
Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Rebecca O. says, "Ethan is a great violin teacher, and so supportive. It’s a really great instrument, and he has helped me improve at each song. I like to try different techniques, and to get a better sound and intonation. Ethan is very talented!" Read more

Your Violin Lessons questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do violin lessons cost near me?

Violin lessons cost $30 to $80 per session for classes starting at 30 minutes long or up to 60 minutes long. A private violin teacher costs $50 to $80 for an hour. A group lesson costs $20 to $30 each time.

You can expect to pay $190 to $360 every month when pre-booking violin lessons.

Are violin lessons worth it?

Violin lessons are worth it if you aspire to enhance your skills rapidly and perform for audiences. Expert tutelage in the violin can aid in cultivating appropriate techniques and tackling challenges efficiently, thus accelerating progress.

Learning violin without private feedback is extremely difficult and takes much longer.

How many violin lessons do I need?

You need as many violin lessons as it takes to reach your personal goals, depending on how good you are now, how much you practice, and how qualified your teacher is. Most folks need to take violin classes regularly for many months before they can play a basic song or read music.

Generally, it takes about 3 to 6 years to start playing many different songs quite well. If you want to play like a professional, it often takes more than 10 years of ongoing practice and tutoring.

How long are violin lessons?

Violin lessons are 30 minutes long for beginners and up to 60 minutes long on average. Extended lessons are only for advanced students, will cost extra, and are subject to the teacher's availability.

What age is best to start violin lessons?

The best age to start violin lessons is between 4 to 7 years old at the earliest, or whenever you have a strong enough focus on learning and can hold the instrument comfortably. Children need to exhibit sufficient physical coordination and concentration before they can start violin lessons.

However, adults are capable of learning and deriving pleasure from playing the violin, irrespective of their age.

How do I find a violin teacher near me?

You can find a violin teacher nearby very quickly by browsing the listings here on the Lessons website. Alternatively, you can ask for affiliated private teachers at local music stores.

  • Before hiring a violin teacher in your area, always remember to:
  • Compare the prices of at least 3 violin instructors.
  • Read what others have said about the teachers on Lessons and Google.
  • Ask them which of their past students you can talk to for a reference.
  • Get a written agreement and a lesson plan before the first lesson.
  • Follow a plan to pay a little at a time until you feel sure the teacher is right for you.

What questions do I ask a violin teacher before hiring?

Here are some questions to help you find the best violin teacher:

  • How many years have you been teaching the violin?
  • What age group of students do you prefer teaching?
  • How many degrees in music do you have, and do you play professionally?
  • Can I try out a lesson for free or with a discount to see if it works for me?
  • Do you have violin rentals at your school if I don't have one at home?
  • How much do I need to practice to reach my goals?
  • What books or sheet music should I buy?
  • Can you change how you teach to help students with special needs?
  • What kind of violin music are you best at teaching?
  • Should I expect homework to memorize?
  • What should I bring, and how long does each class last?
  • Can I get a copy of our class schedule, agreement, and how to pay?
  • What happens if I need to cancel a class due to an emergency?
  • Can I pick some of my favorite songs to learn?

Reviews for Chicago violin lessons

Recent success stories from people in the Chicago area.
John L.
Mr. Glymph was my violin instructor and orchestra director between 2007 and 2013. The importance he has played on my life transcends into existential territory as it was his teachings that allowed me to achieve my dreams in life on top of rapidly improving in violin performance. His "smart practice" method that relies on deliberate and methodical micro improvements, bound together with repetition and consistency is essentially a guidebook to becoming a professional in any field and separating yourself from the masses. I had taken violin lessons for roughly ten years when I met Mr. Glymph as a teenager, and the amount of improvement I made in the first two years with him was probably one hundred-fold without exaggeration. His teaching style is not for everyone, but the sky is the limit if you are serious about music and want to genuinely improve. I eventually made a personal decision to not major in music, and Mr. Glymph was supportive as any mentor should be. I do believe that had I continued to pursue music using his methods I would have had a good career as well. Mr. Glymph is both an incredible violin teacher and a genuine mentor. He is strict but also understanding. Asking him if he could teach me at the Suzuki summer program in 2006-7 was easily one of the best decisions I've made in my life, and when I write a reflection or something in the coming years, his legacy will live on in that piece. John L.
Joseph Glymph
Sam D.
We love Ethan! In addition to being a wonderful person and a great role model for our son, he is an excellent violinist and teacher. It’s a joy to hear him playing with and spurring our son onto evermore complex pieces and techniques. We couldn’t recommend him more highly!
Lessons with Ethan Adelsman
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