Violin & Viola Lessons in Schaumburg

Our Approach to Violin & Viola Lessons

Schaumburg Music Academy takes a balanced approach to music instruction. We make learning fun and foster creativity, while maintaining a focus on the core principles of good musicianship. While we strive for excellence, we do it in a way that’s fun and free of the conservatory-type pressure found at some music schools.

Violin Lessons Should Be Fun!

The only thing sweeter than the sound of a violin or viola is the experience students will have at Schaumburg Music Academy. 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

At Schaumburg Music Academy, 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 Schaumburg Music Academy 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.

Ages 4 and up

Learn one-on-one with our fantastic violin, viola, and cello teachers. Our violin and viola teachers will help students at any level cultivate their talents. Learn from our passionate violin teachers in both beginner and advanced techniques.

Schaumburg Music Academy is proud to offer violin, viola, and cello lessons to people of all ages and skill levels in the Schaumburg area. Our instructors love to customize lessons for each student, providing well-rounded instruction for students of any age and skill level who are interested in bowed strings. Whether your goals include Romantic concerti, jess improvisation, or fiddle tunes, our teachers can help you get there!

At Schaumburg Music Academy, we are passionate about creating a fun and engaging experience, while providing new string players with a firm foundation to move forward. Our instructors are fantastic people and great musicians, and many of them perform professionally in a variety of musical contexts. Their top-notch credentials and experience allow our teachers to customize lessons for each student, covering areas including technique, fundamentals, and expression and exploring many different musical genres.

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Our Violin & Viola Teachers

Our violin, viola, and cello instructors enjoy tailoring lessons to their students’ interests and goals, while incorporating the technical skills needed for them to achieve mastery of their instrument. We encourage individuality while making the learning experience fun for students of all ages. Below is an outline of our approach.

Oksana Tomashevska

Oksana Tomashevska

Violin

Education: Specialized Diploma with Distinction (violin performance and pedagogy), Rivne Music Academy (Ukraine); postgraduate study at Rivne Institute of Culture; solo recitals, quartet, trio and chamber ensembles performances, principal 2nd and 1st

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Frequently Asked Questions About Violin Lessons

What is the minimum age to start violin lessons at Schaumburg Music Academy?

By age four, children may be ready to start violin lessons. We suggest students begin lessons after they have the strength and dexterity to hold the instrument and maneuver the bow. We also recommend that students be able to count, read musical notations, concentrate for the full lesson length, and commit to practice.

Do I need any prior experience?

Violin lessons are meant to be enjoyed by musicians of all skill levels. Whether you’re new to music lessons or have playing experience and want to hone your skills or learn a different style, we welcome you to take violin lessons at Schaumburg.

What styles of violin can I learn?

The violin is a versatile bowed string instrument that’s used in country, classical, jazz, and rock music – plus all the musical genres in between. You can learn any of these styles at Schaumburg Music Academy. Let us know what style you want to play, and we can match you with a teacher who’s experienced in that style. And if your preferred style or musical goals change over time, we’ll adjust our lessons to accommodate your new interests and needs.

What materials will I need?

Your goals for playing the violin are unique, and your instructor will customize lessons just for you. Your teacher will also recommend required materials based on your interests and needs. As your goals change, your teacher will adjust your materials list and suggest additional resources that support your musical journey.

Is violin the right fit for me?

The violin is a versatile instrument that delivers a unique sound, is played sitting or standing, and is available in full, half, and quarter sizes. If you like the instrument’s sound and want to learn how to play a bowed string instrument, violin lessons may be right for you.

Why Come to Schaumburg Music Academy for Violin Lessons?

At Schaumburg Music Academy, we believe in providing every student with a personalized experience. We also implement a balanced approach to violin instruction. While you will learn musicianship and discover how to play the violin better, you’ll also exercise your creativity and have fun. Our goal is for you to enjoy violin lessons as you achieve your musical potential and reach your violin playing goals.

Ready to Begin Violin Lessons in Schaumburg, IL?

Discover the joy of playing the violin at Schaumburg Music Academy. We invite you to contact us today to learn more about violin lessons. We’re also here to answer any questions or concerns you may have as you prepare to begin or continue your musical journey with us.

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  • My daughter started voice lessons with Gary at the Schaumburg location about a month ago. As a concerned parent I was interested in what she thought of him as her instructor. She likes him! Not in any romantic or crush sort of way, but as a highly trained and skilled professional who knows what he is teaching.

    In fact all of the staff at the Schaumburg location, in my opinion of course, are very dedicated, trained, involved, respectful, and completely committed to the session time. I work third shift and staying awake to take and pick-up my daughter is not always easy. I mentioned the situation once to them, and now when there is a cancelation they give me a call to see if we can get in earlier. If you have ever worked third shift you know how thoughtful this is.

    They have a great facility, convenient location, and a very easy going demeanor that translates into very productive training for the student. If you are looking for your child to receive solid foundational training in any of the lessons they offer, I do not believe you could do better than this Their prices are well within contemporary rates for the area, and would be an investment in the future fulfillment to your children´s musical development.

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  • Three of my children, a nephew and I have been taking lessons from Schaumburg Music for about 8 years. Drums, Violin, Bass guitar & Guitar.
    I have been playing (blues, rock, folk) guitar as a main instrument for over 45 years and still learned things from their excellent guitar teacher Mike. David has taught my youngest son bass guitar and now he has a great foundation as a bass player. My oldest son was taught by two of Schaumburg Music’s drum teachers, Eugene (who moved out of state) and Nate. Nate has been a phenomenal teacher for my son, challenging him weekly with advanced studies in rhythm, while encouraging him to listen to all types of music to understand how rhythm moves the music. My oldest daughter took violin lessons from Codruta as a second instrument and i was very please and surprised at how quickly she learned a string instrument coming from a piano background. I also arranged for my nephew to take rock guitar lessons from Mike (after I could teach him no more) and now he shreds with the best of them.

    They have a very good selection of instruments at different price points. Band instruments, electronic pianos, violins, guitars & bass guitars to name a few. They recently picked up the Samick guitar brand and it fits in nicely with their lower priced beginner instruments. I often play them while waiting for my children to finish their lessons and I am surprised at the quality that goes into these fine instruments. They also have a great selection of music necessities. My daughters often send me in for reeds or cleaning kits for their various woodwind instruments (oboe, sax, flute) and I often drop in for a set of strings for myself.

    Over the years I have found the staff to be thoughtful and courteous, which is probably why i have remained a Customer for so many years. Also, each of the teachers has a passion for what they teach. If you are looking for a great place to teach a child (or adult) music, I highly recommend Schaumburg Music, where they will not only get a musical education, but also a passion for music.

     

     

    Grant Dittmer
  • I have been a customer of Marlena’s Music, Schaumburg Music Store since I moved to the Schaumburg area six years ago. What I have found and still find today is a personal touch that she has when she greets me when I enter the store. What I liked when I first came 6 years ago and still do now is the variety of piano method books, as I use different method books to suit each individual students´ needs. I am also impressed with this stores use of current technology as just the other day I needed a particular song in a different key and Marlena had the computer ready to download my song in the key I needed. I paid just a nominal fee. Schaumburg Music is a little hard to spot from Schaumburg Road but well worth the time to look closely

    Mary Helen H.
  • My daughter has been taking violin lessons at Schaumburg Music for 2 years. We have had a wonderful experience with the teachers. She was only 5 years old when she started and they made us both feel very comfortable. I am happy with the quality of the lessons, as she has made much progress over the 2 years. We enjoy the annual recitals. We hope to have many more years at this studio. I highly recommend this studio for your or your children´s music lessons.

    Chris Kolcz
  • For the past 6 years, Schaumburg Music has been a positive influence on our 12 year old son Josh. He has been taking piano lessons with Marlena at his side the whole time, and has grown quite into a very good piano student. Schaumburg Music Center, with its dedicated and inspirational instructors, is an excellent place for anyone who is considering learning how to play an instrument. We are very satisfied with SMC; rate is reasonable, location is ideal, and we all look forward Judson U! Keep up the good work! You guys are doing a wonderful job.

    The Manalansan Family
  • We have been sending our kids to the Schaumburg Music center for several years now. We started with our son taking piano lessons from Mr. David and my son loves learning from him. Mr. David has been such a wonderful teacher with a good mix of patience, humor and flexibility that we could hardly wait for our daughter to start her lessons at the center. She learns violin and initially we weren’t sure if she will like the experience, so rented the equipment from the center. We were very fortunate to get Ms. Corduta as her teacher, who was extremely sincere and methodical in her approach. Our daughter simply adored her teacher and we bought a violin at the center to continue with her education.

    Ms. Marlena puts in considerable efforts to maintain a very professional center where learning gets the highest priority. She organizes annual concerts for the children to showcase their talent in front of a live audience, and it is such a delightful present for the mothers on the Mother’s Day! Thanks to Marlena and all the teachers for their continued support in helping the children pursue their musical knowledge!

    Sukanya & Subbu
  • My children have been coming to Schaumburg Music for a couple of years. When my children first started at Schaumburg Music, they knew very little on how to play a musical instrument. The teachers are very knowledgeable; they really work great with the kids. They took the time to make sure the kids understood about the instruments that the kids wanted to play. They taught them how to read the musical notes and how to read the music sheets so they can play songs. Now my children are playing many different songs, it is amazing to hear and watch them play their instruments. The music teacher and support staff are very professional and easy to work with. You just need to let them know what you want to play and they will set you up with the things you need to get started.

    John Tarchala
  • I don’t think it gets any better than Schaumburg Music Academy. The excellent piano lessons by a well qualified instructor and a schedule that fits my needs brought me in. However it is the welcoming atmosphere, knowledgeable staff, and friendly conversation that keep me here. I would definitely recommend anyone who loves music to come check it out!

    Katie A.
  • My son just started coming here for trumpet lessons with Sam. They are very friendly and encouraging and able to accomodate our schedule. My son is really enjoying his lessons here.

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