About Our Music Lessons in Rockford, IL
Since November 2007, Neighborhood Music has been providing top-notch music lessons in Rockford, IL. Dr. Sward is committed to serving the needs of her students through flexible schedules, affordable rates, and a positive learning atmosphere.
Dr. Sward is a retired orchestra director who has taught piano and stringed instrument lessons to more than 1800 trainees. Her students and orchestras consistently have won first-place awards at regional and state competitions.
Dr. Sward has the following degrees in music: a Bachelor of Arts degree from Knox College, Master's Degree and Doctoral Degree in Music from Northwestern University. Some of the other institutions where she has studied music include:
- Interlochen Center for the Arts
- University of Wisconsin-Madison
- UW-Stevens Point
- Illinois Wesleyan University
- State University of New York
- Aix-en-Provence, France