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(815) 708-7624
6540 Thomas Parkway, Rockford, IL 61114-8159
Rockford Music Teacher | Piano and Violin

Piano, Viola, and Violin Lessons in Rockford, IL

Whether you want to nurture your child’s love for music or develop your own talents, Dr. Rosalie Sward of Neighborhood Music looks forward to helping you. She offers piano, viola, and violin lessons in Rockford, IL, for all levels. ZOOM lessons are also available for piano, violin, and viola during the Covid pandemic. 

While most of her students are children, she’s also pleased to work with teenagers and adults, including those who are just getting started with music and those with many years of practice under her belt. Contact her today to learn more about her lessons and transform a passing fancy into a lifelong passion.

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Learn effective piano lessons, violin lessons, viola lessons and music theory instruction at Neighborhood Music.

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The performances of my well-trained students have earned glowing reviews from parents, students, music teachers and contest judges. Find out more by reading these testimonials.

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An Accomplished Musician and Dedicated Educator

Learning to play an instrument well requires discipline, patience, and concentration. As an accomplished musician and dedicated educator, Dr. Sward strives to deliver more than just music lessons; she also helps her students develop the habits and attitudes necessary for exceeding in any field.

Dr. Rosalie Sward has the education and experience needed to work with all skill levels. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Knox College, as well as a master’s and a doctorate in music from Northwestern University. Her experience as a public and private school music teacher has allowed her to develop an approach that enriches and improves the lives of her learners.

More than 1,800 trainees have received instruction from her, and many of them have gone on to win a number of prestigious awards at regional and state competitions. Furthermore, her one-on-one violin, viola, and piano lessons foster growth and creativity beyond the stage. 

An Opportunity to Perform

As a retired orchestra director, Dr. Sward understands the importance of giving music students an opportunity to perform. That’s why she organizes two recitals each year for her students to demonstrate what they’ve learned to their family, friends, and the community. Her string students also have the chance to play in a studio orchestra at various events. Contact her to learn more about these opportunities or get the details for the next recital.

 For quality music lessons or call us today at (815) 708-7624 

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Contact us today to enroll your child in the courses of an innovative piano teacher. She proudly serves students in Rockford, Illinois, and surrounding communities.

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday: 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

(815) 708-7624


Located approximately one-half mile east of Rock Valley College.

Service Areas
Proudly serving clients within a
50-mile radius of Rockford, Illinois