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

Piano and Violin Teacher in Rockford, IL

Give your child the musical instruction they need to unleash their hidden talents. Through the lessons she gives as a piano and violin teacher in Rockford, IL, Dr. Rosalie Sward is promoting self-confidence and creativity in today’s generation of youth. Start a conversation with Neighborhood Music and find a course that fits your child’s skill level.

Dr. Sward, who holds Masters and Doctorate degrees from Northwestern University, offers courses for violin, viola, and piano players at all skill levels. Whether your child is just beginning to develop a love of music, or they have progressed through years of instruction and performance, Dr. Sward is ready to make a difference in their lives. When you consider the compelling advantages that an education in music offers a student in the classroom, the choice is clear. Transform a passing fancy into a lifelong appreciation for an art form, unlike any other when you enroll your child in her music courses.

As an accomplished musician and educator in her own right, Dr. Sward is uniquely prepared to instruct your child in the art of playing the piano and violin. She understands the relation between art instruction and improved academic performance. The discipline, patience, and concentration needed to excel with these timeless instruments will help your child in the classroom as well. 

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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 Educator for All Levels

When you are searching for an instructor for your child’s violin lessons, Dr. Rosalie Sward has the education and experience needed to make a difference in their lives. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Knox College, and she holds both a master’s and a doctorate in music from Northwestern University. Her experience as a music teacher in both public and private schools has allowed her to develop an approach that enriches and improves the lives of the children.

Your child will gain a greater appreciation for technique and music theory under the tutelage of Dr. Sward. 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. Her one-on-one piano lessons foster growth and creativity beyond the stage.                             

An Opportunity to Perform

Watch your child progress from violin for beginners to actual performance for everyone in your community. Dr. Sward is a retired orchestra director, so she understands the importance of performance.

Every student should have an opportunity to perform what they’ve learned at the two recitals she holds each year. Her string students also have the chance to play in a studio orchestra at various events. As Dr. Sward has said many times, "I get great pleasure out of watching my students develop and improve their musical skills over the years."

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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