Violin & Viola Lessons in Naperville, Illinois

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Our Approach to Violin & Viola Lessons

The string teachers at Musical Expressions have not only mastered the instruments themselves, but also the process of teaching them to dedicated and driven students. We encourage students to explore within our safe and supportive environment, while simultaneously developing a strong foundation of proper technique and execution. Violin lessons at Musical Expressions allow you to truly thrive as a musician.

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Violin & Cello Lessons Should Be Fun!

The only thing sweeter than the sound of a violin or cello is the experience students will have at Musical Expressions. 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 blends 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

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 Musical Expressions 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 & Cello Teachers:

Our string instructors come to you with unique backgrounds, ranging from concert performers to prestigious educators. Our teachers have navigated their own musical journeys expertly – and are dedicated to passing along knowledge and wisdom to the next generation of violinists and cellists. They do so by customizing lesson plans around the goals of their students and providing a well-rounded education upon which musicians can grow and develop.

We’re dedicated to helping you achieve your goals with violin lessons, allowing you to direct the paths we explore together. With no bounds on the creative expression we foster, you’ll quickly master your own sound on stringed instruments.

“As a band director and published composer, I was particular in finding a musically-rich studio environment for my son. Well, we found it. Musical Expressions is a bright and cheerful enterprise providing top-notch instruction in a most musician-friendly way.”

— Tim L

“My 3 children have been students from the beginning. Their progress has been remarkable. Grace and the entire faculty are amazing. I have and will continue to recommend Musical Expressions as a great establishment for all levels of music education.”

— Thomas F. Lembo

“We are very pleased with our 8-year old daughter’s musical development at Musical Expressions. She has developed a strong foundation in piano during her first year of lessons and truly enjoys practicing and working with her teacher, Kerry.”

— Walter Ruiter

“My daughter started piano at Musical Expressions a year and a half ago, when she was 5. Grace’s teaching helps her feel successful with each new song and she looks forward to her weekly lessons. My daughter says “She love it so much”. ”

— The Breckling Family

“My son Andy studies piano at Musical Expressions. We came to GMS from another instructor and have been nothing but impressed! GMS offers a warm family atmosphere, high-quality instruction, and positive encouragement and reinforcement. ”

— Michelle Burget

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What you can expect

Together we explore student musical goals

We match students with one of our expert instructors.

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We Offer Simple Pricing to Fit Your Schedule & Budget


30 min



30 minute lessons are great for learning the basics and building a strong foundation.



45 min



Fit for both beginners & intermediate students who need more than 30 minutes.



60 min



Longer lessons, perfect for motivated, intermediate or advanced musicians.


Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the minimum age to start violin or cello lessons at Musical Expressions?

At Musical Expressions, we work with students of all ages. Our personalized approach ensures that everyone can find value in our violin lessons. The earliest we recommend starting violin or cello lessons is five years old. This ensures that students have the reading and comprehension skills necessary to succeed. Additionally, this is typically the age students begin to have better control over their attention span and can actively engage for the duration of their violin lessons.

Do I need any prior experience?

Starting a classical instrument like the violin can be a challenging and sometimes overwhelming experience. Our teachers are here to help! If you’re considering starting violin lessons for the first time, here’s the answers to some questions you may have.

What styles of music can I learn?

We can teach violin and other string instruments in a number of different styles. Our instructors all have unique experiences that lend themselves to different styles, depending on the preferences and interests of the students. From jazz to fiddle tunes to concerta, the options are limitless at Musical Expressions.

What books will I need?

Your violin teacher will work with you to identify the resources that will best serve your musical journey. Depending on your interests and preferred styles, different books, videos, and other resources will be more beneficial. Your teacher will provide you with a list of the materials you’ll need after learning more about your goals.

What string instrument is right for me?

Choosing between the many string instruments available can be challenging. Don’t stress, though. Our teachers can guide you to the instrument that will best align with your goals. Whether you choose the violin, viola, or cello, you’ll find an experienced teacher at our Naperville music school who can support you.

Why come to Musical Expressions for violin lessons?

When you’re looking for a school where you can enroll in violin lessons, there’s certain things you’ll want to consider. The philosophy of the school you choose will be an integral part of your learning experience as a student. 
At Musical Expressions, it is our philosophy that helps us stand apart from other schools in the area. Our student-oriented approach puts you in control of your experience, guided by our highly-educated and certified teachers.
We also believe in providing our students with a well-rounded education that supports their violin lessons. In addition to tactical applications of the technique, we’ll also focus on music theory and music history to ensure every student has the resources to excel.
The learning environment at Musical Expressions is free of judgment, restrictions, and stress. You’re encouraged and empowered to express yourself and explore your capabilities within a supportive space.

Ready to begin cello or violin lessons in Naperville?

If you’re interested in learning to play a string instrument like the violin, viola, or cello, Musical Expressions welcomes you. Get to know our enthusiastic team of experienced musicians who will customize your learning experience. Schedule your first violin or cello lesson at Musical Expressions today.

Start your music journey today!

Playing the piano is a lifelong skill that offers a wide variety of benefits to students of all ages. From physical and mental dexterity to creative expression, learning to play this cornerstone instrument is valuable for anyone. Whether you’re interested in picking up the basics or preparing for a competitive audition, the piano teachers at Musical Expressions can help you explore the many possibilities of piano playing.