Violin Lessons

Violin Lessons

5.0 (1)
2 years in business

About this pro

I am a classically trained violinist with a Masters degree from The Juilliard School.  I have years of experience teaching students from beginners to advanced levels. I am enthusiastic not only about classical music but also pop, jazz, improvisation and folk music. My teaching philosphy is based on giving students a strong foundation through the methods of classical music training, including a customized practice plan to cover scales, etudes and an appropriate amount of technical excercises, paired with the opportunity to explore other musical styles, if of interest to the student.

I am sociable and patient and find it easy to get along with students of all ages and backgrounds. When I teach, my goal is to inspire and motivate my students in a healthy and positive way and make sure they have fun as they learn. 

I love that teaching gives me the opportunity to meet and connect with people of different bacgrounds and experiences. I learn so much from my students and every lesson shapes and informs how I continue my teaching. Every student is different and I feel strongly about customizing my teaching to fit the students' needs as best I can. My top priority is to ignite and maintain the student's interest and passion for music as they learn.  

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Chicago, IL 60657
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  • Jacquelyn Zhou

    I began studying with Ms. Sarc in November 2018 and have been having regular lessons with her since then. She is a wonderful teacher who helped me improve my playing immensely and continuously offers insight on ways to technically and musically improve. Not only does she provide insight, Ms. Sarc encourages me to develop my own ideas and thoughts, which are crucial as a classical musician. Despite not being able to have lessons in person, we continue to have quality lessons via the internet which have been equally effective. I highly recommend studying with Ms. Sarc.

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

First I get to know the student's musical background and discuss their musical goals. Then I set up a customized program for the student, including a practice plan for them to follow, with specific musical repertoire and technical exercises.  

Then, we set up a lesson schedule and begin!

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

I hold a Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School with a major in violin performance. I enjoy a versatile and extensive performance career of music ranging from baroque to the 21st century, as well as exploring the world of pop and improvisation.  I have studied with some of the most renowned teachers in the world who have shaped my teaching philophies. I have been teaching intermediate to advanced level students for several years, as well as teaching beginners to intermediate levels at the Aspen Music Festival and School, P.A.L.S. Program. 

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

I charge between $80-120 per hour. My price is negotiable and I am happy to discuss it with the student. 

How did you get started teaching?

I began teaching privately during my studies at Juilliard and quickly discovered that teaching is one of my greatest passions in life as well as my strength.  

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with beginners to advanced levels aged 7-28.

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

To communicate with the teacher in advance about what they want to learn, accomplish and gain through lessons. 

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

Tell them what musical styles they are interested in as well as if they have any injuries. 

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