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.
Joe DeAngelo

Joe DeAngelo

Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Svetozar M. says, "Joe is exceptional at working with each child. He is capable of taking a budding player at any level and helping them make wonderful progress, using the strengths, tastes, and inclinations of the individual person he is teaching. Learning music is a joy with him. All three of our children love him. He is also excellent at teaching adults. He is fantastic to work with and unreservedly recommended!" Read more
Valentinas Violin Studio

Valentinas Violin Studio

New on Lessons
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Hi! I am a professional Violinist, passionate about ] teaching and performing! I have students of all ages, and they are all growing in their love for music and technique/skills. I combine methods from Suzuki, Paul Rolland and Mimi Zweig. I hold my Master’s from Northwestern University and now I am teaching at the Northwestern University Music Academy. I am in constant communication with my students and guiding their process and goals. I am performing with the Civic Orchestra and preparing recitals throughout the season. I would love to work with you and help you advance in your musical goals!
Joseph Glymph

Joseph Glymph

53+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Maria C. says, "Mr. Glymph is a dedicated and experienced violin teacher, who will not only give you the tools you need to improve, but encourage a passionate love for music. Over the years, he has taught all of my three daughters violin. Out of all the teachers we have had, he has been, and continues to be, by far the most detailed, comprehensive, and effective teacher. He has a thorough lesson plan for wherever you are in your violin journey with intensive learning systems for scales, etude, pieces etc. He also supplements his lessons with CDs and DVDs about violin/musicianship. All of this comes at a reasonable price. My daughters have improved tremendously with him. We are very happy with Mr. Glymph, and if you practice, you will be too!" 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.
Vanessa B.
Joe is a marvelous teacher. He is a great performer too. We have seen him at the CSO! His work with both children and adults is terrific. He has a natural, fine, and perceptive way of working through difficulties and frustrations. Excellent at any level. His demeanor, knowledge, and approach make learning and practicing with him a pleasure.
Joe DeAngelo
Michael J G.
Mr. Glymph was charismatic in his teaching and devoted to making sure that you learn things the proper way. He was very knowledgable, he knew the styles and techniques that allowed you to become a great violinist. His knowledge and experience as a violinist, gave him the necessary tools to be able to demonstrate those same styles and bowing techniques and give examples himself on the violin. He made sure you understood the fundamentals in music theory and the structure of what you were working on, whether it was a concerto, an etude or a scales exercise. Lessons were interesting and he kept you motivated. During his lessons you knew that he not only cared about the material being taught but you knew he wanted you to succeed. Mr. Glymph was not only your teacher but he was your friend. Its been over 20 years since our first lesson together and I can honestly say that he has taught me so much about music, the art of violin playing as well as given my guidance, taught me structure and helped shape me in becoming the person I am today, Thank you Mr. G.
Joseph Glymph
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