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6540 Thomas Parkway, Rockford, IL 61114-8159

Learn Violin and Piano in Rockford, IL

Dr. Sward has produced some of the best and the brightest young musicians in Rockford, Evanston, Skokie, Chicago and other suburbs in Northern Illinois.  The following testimonials are evidence of appreciation from students, parents and fans:


"Congratulations on having the best junior high school orchestra I have ever heard in forty years of being a musician. What a great performance! I don't think I've ever seen contest judges applaud after a performance, and I know I've never heard one say 'Wow' before. Your group was simply electrifying and thrilling. Thank you for making my day."

- Dennis P., Chicago, IL

"I enjoyed the recital very much and the kids did really well.  It shows your hard work in teaching them and encouraging them to perform and do their best.  You are a very dedicated and wonderful music teacher."

- Jodine on Yellowpages

"I have  found Dr. Sward to be very patient with students and she works hard at helping the students learn to read notes and to sight-read music, both on the violin and piano.  My children have very much enjoyed taking lessons at Neighborhood Music."

- John P. on botw

"My two children loved their lessons at Neighborhood Music.  One of them played piano and the other one violin, and Dr. Sward helped them learn to play together.  She also plays duets with the students and accompanies all of the string students on the piano. She communicates well with children and they respond to her in a positive manner."

- NIU Fan on Yellowbook

"Dr. Sward is an outstanding teacher who works very hard to make sure her students learn, yet have fun while doing it.  She tries to be flexible with her students' schedules and other activities.  My children have had a very positive experience with her at Neighborhood Music."

- JWT on  Merchant Circle

"Neighborhood Music is a very friendly place to take lessons in violin, piano or viola.  Dr. Sward is an excellent teacher and is very patient with the students.  She makes lessons fun and has great recitals.  String students also can take part in chamber music groups, which provides an orchestra experience they may not be getting at school."

- Guest G. on Judy's Book

"Piano and violin lessons are given in a colorful home music studio by Dr. Sward.  You can tell she enjoys teaching and she is always interested in and flexible with her students' other activities.  She is encouraging and is able to accompany all of her string students on the piano.  The string students also have the opportunity to participate in a small orchestra with her other students."

- Balleta on Yellowpages

"We have been very happy taking lessons from Miss Rosalie. She is always happy to see us and my children love their lessons.  The recitals are fun and creative."

- Music Lover on dexknows

"I like taking lessons from Mrs. Sward.  She makes lessons fun and I really like her cat Sugarplum."

- Ellen,  student on Yellowpages

If you would like to learn piano and violin in Rockford, IL, contact me today.