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!
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.
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Julia Evans, a violinist from New York City, completed her Undergraduate degree in Violin Performance at the Mannes College of Music in 2002 and then her Masters in Performance at NYU in
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Catalin Lari was born in Romania, and started to study music at the age of 6 playing accordion in his town of birth, Nasaud. When he was 10 years old, Catalin moved
Larissa Mapua is a Filipino-American violin and viola teacher dedicated to sharing her passion for music. Selected by the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, she performed Debussy’s String Quartet, Op.10
We offer a variety of plans to fit your schedule & budget
Professional Faculty are all full-time experienced musicians and instructors who hold, at a minimum, a bachelors degree in music. First family member/additional members.
30 minutes – $42/$40
45 minutes – $59/$57
60 minutes – $77/$75
Our Artist Faculty are select music instructors in high demand, with extensive experience and/or exceptional artistic accomplishments. First family member/additional members.
30 minutes – $47/$45
45 minutes – $66/$64
60 minutes – $86/$84
If you can’t commit to a regular lesson time, or just need a couple of lessons to prepare for an audition, single lessons are available. Professional faculty/Artist faculty.
30 minutes – PF/$47, AF/$52
45 minutes – PF/$68, AF/$78
60 minutes – PF/$87, AF/$104
What you can expect
1. Together we explore student musical goals.
2.We match students with one of our expert instructors.
3.Start attending lessons! Parents can receive progress reports each week.
“I love my violin teacher! She is the queen of patience and encouragement.”