Violin & Viola Lessons in Northbrook, IL

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Our Approach to Violin & Viola Lessons at The Christopher Laughlin School of Music

Study a string instrument with our expert teachers at The Christopher Laughlin School of Music. Our teachers all hold university degrees in music, and structure private lessons around the student – working through repertoire from beginning to advanced levels.

Children can begin studying string instruments at the age of 4. Many of our students participate in other orchestral opportunities. Contact us to learn more about our strings program!

Kid Playing Violin in Northbrook, IL

Our approach to
Violin & Viola lessons

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Violin & Viola Lessons Should Be Fun!

The only thing sweeter than the sound of a violin or viola is the experience students will have at The Christopher Laughlin School of Music. 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 The Christopher Laughlin School of Music, 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 The Christopher Laughlin School of Music 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

Our seasoned staff of violin and viola instructors thrives on creating a fun, engaging, and well-rounded experience for each student.

“The teaching has been excellent and the staff are approachable and helpful.  An exceptional music school – thank you!”

— Nina S.

“My daughter’s piano teacher is great. She is talented technically meanwhile very patient /inspiring.”

— Yun C.

“My daughter’s piano teacher is great. She is talented technically meanwhile very patient /inspiring.”

— Starbuck A.

“My son’s guitar teacher Andrew is terrific!”

— Paula M.

How it works

Together we explore student musical goals.

We match students with one of our expert instructors.

Start attending lessons! Parents can receive progress reports each week.

We Offer A Variety of Plans to Fit
Your Schedule & Budget

PROFESSIONAL FACULTY

Starting at

$45

for
30 mins Lesson
$63 for 45 mins
$82 for 60 mins

Professional Faculty are all full-time experienced musicians and instructors who hold, at a minimum, a bachelors degree in musicFirst family member/additional members.

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ARTIST FACULTY

Starting at

$50

for
30 mins Lesson
$70 for 45 mins
$90 for 60 mins

Our Artist Faculty are select music instructors in high demand, with extensive experience and/or exceptional artistic accomplishments. First family member/additional members.

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Frequently
Asked
Questions

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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!
Even so, not all 5-year-olds are ready to begin lessons on a stringed instrument.
Whether your child is ready for lessons depends on a variety of factors including physical development, dexterity, and attention span. If you’re not sure, we are happy to consult with you and help determine if your child is ready to start.
While children make up a good percentage of our student roster, we also love to work with adults. There is no such thing as being too old to learn an instrument!
If you have the desire to learn, we have the desire to teach you—no matter your age.

Our Violin & Viola Teachers

Our music teachers are some of the best in the Northbrook, IL, area. They 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.

So, What Are You Waiting For?

If you’re ready to jump into the world of violin or viola, 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!