Violin instruction is offered as a weekly 30 minute private lesson for beginners, 45 minute for intermediate or 60 minute private lesson for advanced students. Our program is based on American and European
methods. Our teachers use a combination of European and American: Cofalic (Polish), Curci (Italian), Suzuki (Japanese), Russian and other traditional methods. While our teachers are classically trained, they can also help you learn to play pieces in the fiddle, and other styles. Private lessons are crucial to further develop the specific skills needed to become a good violinist . Whatever your goals are, our strings teachers are here to help you and personalize a lesson plan for you.
All violin lessons focus on developing good posture, holding position, intonation, bow control and technique, sound production, scales, and more. Our teachers specialize in developing students to play solo music, but also, orchestra training.
All students at AM of PaSO have the opportunity to perform in student solo recitals held 2 times a year,
but we are also serving our Community by playing Concerts!
Students love to perform for our community!
Each year, we play 12-14 concerts outside of our school.
We enjoy to perform the best classical and popular music of the World - we grow with Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart, Tchaikovsky and other famous and great composers, but we are very proud to add to Chicago’s musical landscape a richness and beauty of Polish music.
We are especially proud of our signature projects, such as Music of Polish Kings, which received a Best of the Best ranking in a survey of Chicago Public Libraries.
Other special projects include:
Tea at Chopin’s, a musical tale about the childhood of Fryderyk Chopin,
Ignaś, the boy with a colorful head – an incredible, fascinating journey into the mind and music of Ignacy Jan Paderewski,
Christmas around the World – a concert of holiday music and favorite carols from around the world,
Carnivals of Animals by Camille Saint-Saens, featuring best pianists of our school in solo parts of the masterpiece,
...and more - all presented in both Polish and English languages.
Our students often take a part in larger events, including Chopin in the City Festival, Taste of Polonia, and Magic of Christmas Festival, as well as in many social and community events in the Chicagoland area.