Ilana Goldstein, Suzuki Violin Teacher
Violinist Ilana Goldstein's long and loving relationship with the Suzuki method began when she started studying the violin at the age of 3. She holds both a Bachelors and Masters of Music, as well as a BA in Cognitive Science, from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL and has performed and experimented in a wide variety of styles and eras of music ranging from Bach to Broadway to Bang-on-a-Can.
Growing up in Providence, RI, Ilana began studying at the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School, where she studied with Laura Gulley and Charles Sherba. After moving to Chicago, Ilana began studying with Alison Dalton of the CSO.
Ilana lives in Chicago and loves to knit, do crossword puzzles and experience the incredible amount of art and culture around the city when she's not making music herself.
I am passionate about teaching and learning. In addition to teaching violin, I have worked in daycare centers and as an academic tutor, which has granted me experience working with a wide range of ages and abilities.
While I love working with young, beginning violinists, I believe it is never too late to pick up the violin. The benefits of playing an instrument and making music are numerous and varied, from strengthening emotional and artistic intelligence to aiding cognitive, behavioral and motor skill development. Also it's fun!
I am certified to teach Book 1 with the Suzuki Association and continue to study and learn about the Suzuki method and traditional violin pedagogy.
Feel free to contact me (by phone or using the contact form below) for more information about pricing, location, the Suzuki method, or if you have any other questions. I look forward to hearing from you!