Violin & Viola Lessons in Orland Park, IL

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Our Approach to Violin & Viola Lessons

The Music Connection 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. 

Our violin instructors enjoy tailoring lessons to their student’s 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.

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 Music Connection. 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

At The Music Connection, 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 Music Connection 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:

The violin teachers at The Music Connection specialize in offering well-rounded, fun, and engaging instruction to violin students of all ages and skill levels. Many of our teachers have professional performance and teaching experience in numerous musical contexts. They help you learn technique, fundamentals, and expression whether you want to master classical music, learn to play pop tunes, or improve your improvisation skills on the violin. Connect with a teacher today, and begin to build a firm foundation that will support your musical discovery and future.

We offer a variety of plans to fit your schedule & budget

STandard Level

Professional faculty who are all experienced musicians and instructors.

30 min lessons – $165/month

45 min lessons – $245/month

60 min lessons – $320/month

Masters Level

Advanced faculty are select music instructors in high demand, with extensive experience and/or exceptional artistic accomplishments.

30 min lessons – $180/month

45 min lessons – $265/month

60 min lessons – $350/month

Artist Level

Carl Johnston is a veteran Chicago performer and educator, who has over 45 years of teaching experience.

30 min lessons – $200/month

45 min lessons – $300/month

60 min lessons – $400/month

What you can expect

1. Tell us about your musical goals.

2. Match with one of our expert instructors.

3. Play music! Parents get progress reports.

Common Questions

Cindy | Parent

“My three children wanted to play different instruments and there are so many instructors at the Music Connection, it was very easy for us to choose a time and date to fit our busy schedule. The teachers have always been very positive and encouraging to all of my children!”

Start Your Musical Journey.