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Seth's Studio


Located in the Lakeview East neighborhood,

private lessons are provided weekly for all ages

and are offered in 30, 45, 60, and 90 minute intervals.

Viola and violin are available for all levels,

from beginner to advanced, college-level, or adult.

Lessons are also available in the Suzuki style

with parent and child together.


If you would like to take part in an ambitious, supportive

environment alongside expert instruction,

contact me to schedule a trial lesson.

Learn more about the studio and my teaching philosophy:


I feel so lucky to work with a diverse range of students. I have had many adult students who play very well just looking to continue their studies for fun, teens working towards regional auditions or futures in music, beginners from the age of three, and even fellow string teachers searching for a pedagogue. I am certified in the Suzuki Method, and also a certified K-12 public school educator.  Recent students have earned places in the Stretto Youth Orchestra, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra.


All of my students are given a solid foundation in technique and are encouraged to use that foundation to explore their innate musicality, uninhibited. My approach is thorough, based in artistry and kindness, and ensures a healthy and wholesome performer capable of anything to which they set their mind.






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Online Lessons:
In addition to in-person lessons at home or in the studio, I offer lessons over Zoom for all levels. These lessons are just as successful as ones in-person, and are very useful during vacations, inclement weather, or global pandemics. I also offer video-feedback tutoring. Students can send videos of their practice for me to review and send back written comments, then I send videos of demonstrations and exercises back to practice

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