Violin & Viola Lessons in Chicago, IL
Our Approach to Violin Lessons at Flatts & Sharpe
Study a string instrument with our expert teachers at Flatts & Sharpe. Few instruments are as iconic, versatile, and culturally significant as the violin has been over the last five centuries.
No matter your age, if you’re interested in learning the violin then Flatts & Sharpe can help you play to the best of your ability. We utilize innovative techniques that are tailored to your individual learning style and skill level. We also work to make our lessons fun and engaging, making them something you can enjoy as you take your musical education to the next level.
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Violin Lessons Should Be Fun!
The only thing sweeter than the sound of a violin or viola is the experience students will have at Flatts & Sharpe. We pair the sophistication of these classic string instruments with an unwavering commitment to fun. We want each of our students to LOVE their music lessons!
Our teaching staff expertly blend a high standard of music education with a creative, student-focused approach that gives students space to discover and nurture their passion for music and the violin. Whether you’re looking to pick up the instrument for the first time or want to earn the first chair in your orchestra, our teachers are ready to help you progress quickly toward your goals – while having fun along the way.
We Emphasize Healthy Technique
Strong fundamentals are key to efficient, effortless playing and optimal sound. We teach students essential instrument care and set-up, tuning, healthy playing posture, bowing, and hand positioning. Our skilled instructors also take students through regular ear training exercises to foster the development of good pitch.
Additionally, we strive to ensure our students become literate musicians through lessons in scales, music theory, rhythm, and sight-reading. More advanced students will build a broader repertoire of technique, including vibrato, double-stop and chord playing; more advanced bow strokes such as spiccato, sautillé, and up-bow staccato; and other higher-level musicianship concepts such as phrase analysis and score studying skills.
We Care About Your Musical Interests & Goals
At Flatts & Sharpe, we are delighted to work with students of all abilities seeking to enrich their lives through music. Our teachers take an individualized approach to each student – underpinned by detailed individual assessments, a thorough and logical sequence of skill development and training, and one-on-one guidance throughout your musical journey.
Your experience at Flatts & Sharpe will be uniquely yours. Come and learn from our talented instructors, many of whom can connect you with performance and competitive opportunities, should you wish to pursue your craft on a larger stage.
Our Violin & Viola Teachers
“As a professional musician and teacher, I go to Flatts & Sharpe for most all of my musical needs. They have one of the largest selections of sheet music anywhere in the city. The service is always friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend them to both students and professionals.”
“We have loved sending our child to Flatts and Sharpe Music Co. for guitar lessons. The staff is friendly, the environment is so inviting and chill, and the teacher we work with is excellent. He provides quick updates after each lesson, and our child is quickly picking up on concepts and technique.”
“My son has taken in-person piano lessons at Flatts & Sharpe for the last year. He has really benefited from the experience and looks forward to class every week. They offered a chance to play in a band and perform a concert this summer which he’s excited about. ”
What you can expect
Together we explore student musical goals
We match students with one of our expert instructors.
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What’s a Good Age to Begin Violin or Viola Lessons?
Children can begin studying the violin or viola as young as ages 4 or 5, but we welcome students of all ages, including adults! Our students love learning the fundamentals, as well as incorporating their favorite songs into their lessons.
What Size Violin Do I Need?
Violins come in a variety of sizes. Our staff can help you choose which is best for you or your child.
Our music teachers hold degrees and are experts who love to share their knowledge of music with others. They work closely with their students to develop an engaging lesson plan. Choosing to take violin lessons in Flatts & Sharpe, you’ll discover our string instructors will teach all styles of music, from learning to play by ear to reading music.
What Makes Violin & Viola Lessons At Flatts & Sharpe Unique?
Our instructors have a fun, collaborative style that will inspire you and or your child throughout the learning and decision-making process.
The ideal teacher/student relationship is one in which the student can realize their musical goals. Flatts & Sharpe teachers are fully equipped to assist you in every aspect of your musical development. Our violin and viola instructors will teach all styles of music, from learning to play by ear to reading music. Learning the violin is a worthwhile pursuit that can provide a lifetime of pleasure, musical opportunities, and personal satisfaction. It’s a challenging instrument, without a doubt, but one that’s well worth the effort for the unique melodic power it holds. Whether you’re planning to pursue classical music, play in a folk band, or just learn the violin for personal enjoyment, having the guidance of a professional teacher is absolutely one of the best ways to help you reach you musical goals.
Flatts & Sharpe offers the best violin lessons both virtually and person in Rogers Park & Norwood Park by presenting repertoire and technique with fun and innovative methods. Music lessons are offered for both children and adults. Lessons are tailored to meet the needs of each individual student and include technique, ear training, sight reading, and music theory if desired.
So, What Are You Waiting For?
If you’re ready to jump into the world of violin, we are excited to match you with a teacher that can get you started on your musical journey. Nothing will enable you to progress more effectively than a one-on-one partnership with an inspiring violin professional.
Let us help you explore and build your abilities in a setting that is comfortable for you. You never know how far you can go until you take that first step, contact us today to get started!