Dr. Nabaz Abubakir | Wheaton Viola & Violin Teacher
Dr. Nabaz Abubakir is an exemplary Violinist, Violist, and Conductor. Dr. Abubakir holds his Doctorate in performance (D.M.A.) from the University of Kansas, he holds a Master’s Degree of Performance from Northern Illinois University, and also holds a 2nd Master’s Degree in orchestral conducting from Kansas university. Dr. Abubakir has a wide range of teaching experience in Violin & Viola, he has taught at the collegiate level, and has also taught many young beginning students of elementary age.
Dr. Abubakir brings his extensive instrumental expertise to help students succeed while also bringing a kind spirit, friendliness, experience, and patience to work with all students, whether their pace of progress is quick or slow. Dr. Abubakir helps students foster a love for music that helps them work through any obstacle they might face. Students will believe they can do great things and will be taught in a safe environment where they feel free to take on exciting challenges.
Dr. Abubakir founded the Kurdish string orchestra, which won 2nd place in the Summa Cum Laude international youth competition in Vienna, Austria (2007). Dr. Abubakir has participated in many summer classes and participated in multiple other national and international festivals as well.
Dr. Abubakir can help any Violin & Viola student excel in their orchestras and ensembles at their schools, and will work hand in hand with the music that the student’s orchestra director requires. Additionally, Dr. Abubakir creates opportunities to play other fun music and styles outside of orchestra to help enhance their enjoyment in music. Dr. Abubakir can use multiple approaches in teaching his students, but finds the right approach for each student that helps them succeed. Among other methods, Dr. Abubakir is also familiar with and can utilize the Suzuki method if the student or parent desires.