Find a violin teacher in Park Ridge, IL

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Top 10 violin lessons in Park Ridge, IL

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

Joseph Glymph

5.0Exceptional(18)
1 hire on Lessons
54+ years in business
Serves Park Ridge, 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
Julie Irving Violin Studio

Julie Irving Violin Studio

5.0(3)
24+ years in business
Serves Park Ridge, IL
Angelique C. says, "Julie does a great job of settling achievable expectations while nurturing students to become better violinists. She has a wonderful studio adjacent to her home that makes lessons really easy and private. She was wonderful for both our daughters, one a violinist the other a violaist (she even learned the viola to teach our youngest)." Read more
Lessons With Ethan Adelsman

Lessons With Ethan Adelsman

5.0(2)
Top Pro
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Park Ridge, 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
Giger Violin Studio

Giger Violin Studio

New on Lessons
Offers online services
14+ years in business
Serves Park Ridge, 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!
Susan Rozendaal Violin And Viola Studio

Susan Rozendaal Violin And Viola Studio

5.0(1)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
Serves Park Ridge, IL
Divya B. says, "Susan clearly has a lot of experience, which allowed her to be flexible with me and my learning experience (I'm an adult student, re-learning the violin). She has lots of teaching material: classic as well as sheet music from popular movies, both of which I've enjoyed immensely. " Read more
Violin Lessons With Rachelle Puccini

Violin Lessons With Rachelle Puccini

5.0(1)
Offers online services
23+ years in business
Serves Park Ridge, IL
Sarah K. says, "Rachelle has been my daughters violin teacher for almost 14 years! Rachelle is not only a gifted violist and teacher, she is an exceptional human being. Over the years, she has mentored my daughter through countless auditions, competitions and performances. I cannot say enough about Rachelle. She is an absolute GEM! " Read more
Julie Fischer Violin & Viola Instructor

Julie Fischer Violin & Viola Instructor

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Park Ridge, IL
Education: Julie received her Graduate Diploma from the New England Conservatory in 2005, her Masters of Music from the New England Conservatory in 2004, and her Bachelors of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2002. Significant teachers and mentors: A few of Ms. Fischer's significant teachers/mentors throughout the years were: Lucy Chapman, Donald Weilerstein, Almita and Roland Vamos, Thomas Wermuth, and Paula Fischer. Teaching philosophy and areas of expertise: Ms. Fischer's philosophy is one that revolves arond loving and caring for her students. It can not be explained any better, than from herself: "Nurture them ...
Kluegel String Studio

Kluegel String Studio

5.0(1)
Offers online services
15+ years in business
Serves Park Ridge, IL
Sarah C. says, "Dr. Kluegel is an incredible teacher! She guided my 7 year-old son from barely reading notes to playing first chair in his school orchestra and shifting within a year! My son loves her - we are so fortunate to work with her." Read more
Elizabeth Brown - Violin And Viola

Elizabeth Brown - Violin And Viola

5.0(1)
Offers online services
32+ years in business
Serves Park Ridge, IL
Cecilia says, "Elizabeth is a phenomenal teacher! Music doesn't come naturally to me, yet she knows just how to help me hone my skills and strengthen my playing techniques, and has helped me find the right resources (music books) to address my areas of weakness. Incredibly knowledgeable, patient and supportive, Elizabeth has been the best teacher for violin I've ever had, by far! As an adult learner, it can sometimes be difficult to navigate scheduling, but Elizabeth is always flexible when I reach out in advance to postpone or adjust a lesson's timing. I highly recommend Elizabeth both as a stand-alone teacher, or as someone who will help you with whatever current program you (or your child) may already be enrolled in!" Read more
School Of Rock Arlington Heights

School Of Rock Arlington Heights

New on Lessons
26+ years in business
Serves Park Ridge, IL
At School of Rock Arlington Heights, we teach kids how to rock audiences, melting faces with stellar performances and technical ability. One-on-one instruction is just the beginning, because we get kids playing on stage as quickly as possible. Our immersive method motivates them, speeds up the learning process, and has benefits beyond learning an instrument. Not only do kids collaborate with students of similar interests at School of Rock Arlington Heights, they get to work with an amazing network of artists and perform at legendary concert venues. Examples include CBGB's, The Trocadero, The Knitting Factory, The Whiskey, The Roxy, The Experi...

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 Park Ridge violin lessons

Recent success stories from people in the Park Ridge 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
Mandi M.
Julie is very knowledgeable about music theory and teaching practices. She is very positive and motivating for my 7 year old child. She always knows the right thing to say or technique/teaching strategy to introduce to help my daughter keep on progressing each week. We couldn’t ask for a better teacher!
Julie Irving Violin Studio
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
Peter D.
“I am beyond grateful and honored to be a student of Mr. Pikler. Mr. Pikler is an absolutely remarkable person. Since my first lesson, he has been my musical inspiration and role model. I admire his immense dedication to music and his students, his vast knowledge and high encouraging spirit. I cannot thank him enough for the years I have worked with him and for all his tremendous help.” — Peter Dudek, student
Charles Pikler, Violinist and Violist
Christina L.
"As a working professional adult woman at a point in my life when I decided to shift some focus more to my own interests and self-development, I decided to begin studying violin later in life - something I've wanted to do for a very long time.  Having no previous musical experience at all, Amy Foley was encouraging and supportive from the start -- teaching me important basic fundamentals such as instrument care, balance, movement, positioning, intonation, and how to read sheet music.  Amy has a wonderfully deep understanding of music theory and is clear and thorough in her explanations.  Her patient and positive demeanor made me feel good about the progress I was making; and when I seemed stuck at any point, she came up with creative and applicable suggestions and exercises to help me over any hurdles.  Studying violin has given me a greater appreciation for music as well -- I find myself listening to music differently, and the experience is now enhanced because I find myself noticing things which I learned during my lessons, e.g., how compositions come together to make the whole. And I've learned to hear more of the emotion in music because of what I've learned during my lessons; and Amy, with her talent and quiet sense of humor, has made the experience an absolute joy!"
Violin and Alexander Technique Lessons
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