Violin & Viola Lessons in Schaumburg, IL

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Our Approach to Violin & Viola Lessons

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!

young woman playing the violin

Our Approach to Violin & Viola Lessons


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.

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.

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.

“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!”

— Mark Bock

“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.”

— Kelly L.

“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.”

— Katie A.

We Offer Simple Pricing to Fit
Your Schedule & Budget


30 Min Lesson



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



60 Min Lesson



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





Per lesson

Explore new instruments or prepare for performances.




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.