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

Experienced Piano and Violin Teacher in

Rockford, Illinois

Develop your child’s skill and passion for music by calling our private piano and violin teacher, Dr. Rosalie Sward, in Rockford, IL.  Neighborhood Music offers instruction for beginning through advanced students in piano, violin, and viola.

Dr. Sward, who holds a Bachelors degree from Knox College, and Masters and Doctorate degrees in music from Northwestern University, has over 30 years of experience as a music teacher in public and private schools. Her comprehensive lessons are fun and enriching experiences that teach children the joy of music. "I get great pleasure out of watching my students develop and improve their musical skills over the years."

If your child is aged six or above, find out how private music lessons promote self-confidence, creativity, and so much more. Besides being a rewarding pursuit in its own right, music instruction offers powerful advantages to children. When children receive music lessons, they tend to show improved academic performance, discipline, patience, and concentration. What’s more, they acquire skills and appreciation for an art form that can provide a lifetime of enjoyment.

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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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Musical Instruction for All Skill Levels

Whether your child is a beginner or already has some experience playing an instrument, Dr. Sward’s lessons have much to offer. Using a combination of proven approaches to piano, violin, and viola instruction, Dr. Sward helps students develop technical proficiency and provides them the opportunity to demonstrate what they’ve learned at the two recitals she holds each year. String students will also be able to perform in a studio orchestra at these recitals and other events.

Your child will be introduced to proper technique and music theory in sessions that also encourage experimentation and fun. With the aid of a digital piano students are able to interact with music on a computer screen.                                

One-on-One Weekly Lessons

Let your child learn from one of the most experienced teachers in the area. Dr. Sward has provided instruction to over 1800 trainees. Many of her students are the recipients of first-place awards at regional and state competitions. As a retired orchestra director, she has first-hand experience with performance at the professional level. At her studio, she offers effective instruction in a positive learning atmosphere.

Dr. Sward provides private lessons that are tailored to fostering the growth and interest of each individual student. With flexible hours, affordable rates, and back-to-back sibling sessions available, she is ready to give your child the gift of music. Get started by signing up your child today.

Contact us to learn more about our music lessons. We work with students in the Rockford, Illinois, area.

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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