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(815) 708-7624
6540 Thomas Parkway, Rockford, IL 61114-8159
rmewsik@mac.com
 
Violin Student - Rockford, IL

Private Music Lessons in Rockford, IL

Whether you hope to enrich your child or you’d like to develop a new skill, Neighborhood Music will guide you on your journey. I provide music lessons in Rockford, IL, for students of all ages. My pupils range from elementary school students to adults studying in their free time. I teach the following and more:

  • Piano
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Music Theory & Technique
  • Experimentation & Exploration

Why Study Music?

Learning to play an instrument is a talent you will be able to enjoy for a lifetime. However, music instruction does more than cultivate performance skills. Studies show that studying an instrument can result in:

  • Improvement in Memory & Attention Span
  • Increased Sensory Development
  • Increased Patience & Discipline
  • Development of Social Skills
  • Improvement in Posture
  • Better Academic Skills
  • More Self-Esteem
  • Reduced Stress


Piano for Beginners – Rockford, IL

My Teaching Methods

Music lessons are one-on-one so that each learner receives the personalized support they need to flourish. However, students also have the opportunity to perform with other students during recitals. I follow a comprehensive approach for everything from my piano lessons to my violin lessons. My goal is to cultivate students who not only have a strong grasp of music theory and technique but also feel comfortable with experimentation and exploration.

My instructional plans combine traditional training and the Suzuki method. The traditional lessons teach them the technical skills needed for effective performance, while the Suzuki method helps students achieve mastery more quickly. I also utilize Faber, Alfred, and Bastien curricula when appropriate, as well as “Music for Little Mozarts” for younger students.

For a more interactive learning experience, my piano lessons incorporate an intelligent digital keyboard. This method helps students better understand music theory. To learn more about my teaching methods, please contact me.


Rates and Payment

At Neighborhood Music, half-hour lessons are $20.00. Weekly payments are accepted, and students will not be charged for missed lessons. Please reach out with any questions about rates and payment.