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I recognize the potential in each one of my violin students. With my customizable approach, I’ve seen my Chicago area students’ self-esteem and musical skill consistently rise. I love what I do and it makes me happy to be able to share my passion with others. Since starting as a private violin teacher in 2016, my results are a testament to the fact that my system works. I’m a patient, adaptable, and professional music teacher ready to help you reach your goals. Get in touch today so we can start working together.
Learning to play the violin is in many ways a journey. It takes many years of practice, support from family, friends, and teachers; and the will power to achieve seemingly impossible feats of mastery. What I love most about the work I do is watching and encouraging people on this journey. I love watching students progress and accomplish things that they never thought possible. I get so excited when a student learns a tricky passage or I notice their sound has improved. It is deeply satisfying to share my knowledge and inspire others to make music.
I really enjoyed my lessons with Anne. She is very talented, professional and personable. Also her rate is reasonable and she is flexible to travel, if needed. I highly recommend Anne!
Good communicator and teacher; willing to work with you toward any goal, and great at teaching technique, not just repertoire. Highly recommend.
Anne has been my violin teacher for about a year now and I highly recommend her. She is great at helping her students develop technical skills while also teaching them how to develop their own musicality and expression.
Anne has a passion for music and is a talented teacher and player. Working, learning, and playing with her has been awesome!
There are a few questions I ask before I meet with a new student to establish a baseline. On our first lesson we will dive right in! If they already have experience playing I'll ask them to play something they know, we'll work on it, and then introduce new material. If a student is brand new to the instrument we'll go over the basics and I'll have them playing a simple tune by the end of the lesson.
I have a bachelors degree in music education and several years of experience teaching orchestra and k-12 general music. As a certified music teacher you can be assured that you're being taught by a true educator as well as an expert violinist!
1 hr lesson, in-person - $53
1 hr lesson, online - $48
30 minute lesson (for children, online or in-person) - $43
travel charge - $10
recorded lesson - $10
transcription fee - $5
I've always been teaching! Since high school I have been mentoring and teaching other violinists in schools, community organizations, and privately. I was encouraged and inspired by the exceptional private teachers and orchestra teachers I had while growing up.
I have worked with students ages 5 to 75! I follow a classical approach with most students but I also teach old style, Irish, and Scottish style fiddle to students who express interest in those styles. I encourage all of my students to pursue their musical goals reguardless of age or background.
Go with your gut, listen to your child, and find a teacher you look forward to seeing every week.