Noteworthy Music

Noteworthy Music

5.0 (4)
5 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
20 years in business

About this pro

I am a conservatory trained violinist and very experienced (30 years) teaching students of various age groups and backgrounds. I pride myself on clear, constructive guidance. My (younger) students consistently place top honors in Solo and Ensemble, All State Orchestra, ILMEA.

Helping people discover the joy of having music in their lives. Learning the craft of violin and viola playing. Hope to soon offer instruction for student ensembles both youth (string quartet) as well as coaching for adult age ensembles.

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Edwardsville, IL 62025
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4 Reviews

5.0

  • Patricia Jones

    It was very easy to find a professional and I received a referral very promptly. I am extremely happy with Paul Huppert as my violin teacher.

  • Diana Sanders

    Immediate response

  • Brandi Elkin

    My daughter was struggling learning her violin, so we decide before she was going to quit she would try a private teacher. We found Paul's name through the Music Shoppe website and decided to make an appointment with him. It has now been almost 17 months and my daughter and I could not be happier. Paul is able to teacher my daughter in a way that makes her feel confident and willing to ask questions. His prices are reasonable and he is easy to work with. At times we have had to miss a lesson, he has offered hours that he has open to make up the missed lesson. I recently received an email from my daughter's orchestra teacher expressing how well she is doing. I have to give all the credit to Paul. The way he teaches, his willingness to answer our questions, and make suggestions to help with practice at home have all turned my daughter's experience with her violin from a chore to a source of enjoyment for her.

  • Tracey Byron

    Paul is the best violin teacher I've ever had. His teaching method is unique and effective and his communication skills are excellent. I look forward to many more lessons with Paul, as he is also very affordable.



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

For beginners regardless of age, exercises, an understanding of  certain apps related to tuning and time keeping are explained. In addition to a general understanding of the instrument I do incorporate a good system for learning to read music notation. For those with some playing experience, exercises and pieces designed to develop technique and confidence are studied.

My school age students typically place high grades in orchestra, and top honors in All State, ILMEA, Solo and Ensemble.


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

Bachelor degree in performance, education background covering 25 years. References can be supplied upon request.


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

Generally I charge by the month, but in some cases will schedule individual lessons. 4/30 minute lessons (for beginners) $100 per month, 4/45 minute lessons $150 per month. Please consult noteworthyonline.net for pricing information. Please call directly for scheduling information.


How did you get started teaching?

At first I was usually asked to give lessons based on my performance background, later as my interest grew I sought out different approaches and styles of music to teach. I have also worked with several teaching platforms including recording video lessons and instruction on Skype.


What types of students have you worked with?

Teach all styles and specialize in technical application. Reading music notation and rudiments of music theory are also taught. My students range in age from 4-84.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Student recitals are always beneficial I like to have at least two a year. What's fun is to see the progress and instances where a beginner to the instrument can (within a year or so) share their playing ability with others.


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

Approach the lesson with an open mind, and be prepared to ask questions. Follow the instructors advice! :)


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

The instructor should check to see that the student has the best equipment possible. Also determining if music theory is important to the student is something that should be discussed.