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(815) 708-7624
6540 Thomas Parkway, Rockford, IL 61114-8159
Violin Student - Rockford, IL

Piano and Violin Lessons in Rockford, IL

Do you want your child to develop a skill that has been shown to improve cognitive function, social skills, and dexterity? Then it’s time to turn to me for piano, viola, or violin lessons in Rockford, IL. At my home music studio, I teach students of all ages to develop a deep knowledge and appreciation for music. With regular (weekly) one-on-one lessons, your child gets a chance to learn a new skill or advance and refine basic skills that already exist.

What Are the Benefits of Music Lessons

There have been countless studies that explore the benefits of learning to play music. But I’ve also seen it for myself. During my time in business, I’ve seen the positive effects of piano, viola, and violin lessons, including:

  • Improvement in Memory & Attention Span
  • Increased Sensory Development
  • Increased Patience & Discipline
  • Development of Social Skills
  • Improvement in Posture
  • Better Academic Skills
  • More Self-Esteem
  • Reduced Stress

Piano for Beginners – Rockford, IL

Instruction for Any Age

I believe that learning and playing music should be a fun process. While I do teach the technical skills involved in music theory and technique, I encourage exploration and experimentation as well. With more than two decades of experience teaching students from elementary school to college and adults, I’m confident that you or your child will benefit from my piano, viola, or violin lessons.

About Our Teaching Methods

When your child learns violin or viola from me, he or she will learn a combination of Suzuki and traditional methods. The Suzuki method teaches music in a similar way to learning a native language. This allows students to become fluent in their instrument quickly. I also incorporate traditional methods to develop more technical skills.

My piano instruction draws from the Faber, Alfred, and Bastien curricula. I also use "Music for Little Mozarts" for younger children. These are tried-and-true methods that give students well-rounded instruction. In addition to one-on-one lessons, students have the opportunity to participate in two recitals each year to show off what they’ve learned. Recital selections are chosen from a much wider musical repertoire.

Teaching Performance and Music Theory

Advancements in technology have given me the opportunity to get students more engaged in piano, viola, and violin lessons. For example, during piano lessons, students can learn music theory using an intelligent digital keyboard. This allows them to interact with the musical selections on a computer screen.

Rates and Payment

My goal is to make learning music affordable and accessible to everyone.

At Neighborhood Music, half-hour lessons are $20.00.
Back-to-back hour lessons for two siblings are $35.00.
Weekly payments are accepted and students are not charged for missed lessons.

If you want to learn music, there’s no better time than now and no better place than here.

Contact me today to learn more about my music lessons. I am proud to teach students in Rockford, IL.