Cello Lessons in Wheaton

The Jerry Evans School of Music seeks to be one of the top Strings Programs in all of Chicagoland, and provides excellent Cello instruction to students of any skill level from Joshua Zajac. Whether playing in school orchestra, solo, in an audition orchestra, in a rock band, or just for fun at home, students will receive a thorough Cello education in environment of excellence and fun.

Although skilled in the classical music on cello & double bass, Joshua commits himself to performing alternative styles of music in the Chicagoland area as a chamber musician, studio musician, and soloist.  He regularly drafts transcriptions of contemporary music for cello to boost popularity with the instrument and showcase its diversity for his students. Joshua also performs on electric bass regularly for his church. Joshua aspires to bridge the relationship of pursuing excellency with his craft in tandem with communicating the goodness of his character. He is proud to have joined the faculty of Credo chamber music in Oberlin Ohio in 2021, as well as the Jerry Evans School of Music in Wheaton in the same year.

The JESM strings program empowers musicians using proper fundamentals, a core curriculum designed to fit each student’s needs, and helping students connect to music where they can also play music that they choose. From J.S. Bach, to Antonio Vivaldi, to Ludwig Van Beethoven, to the Suzuki method, to Movie themes, to Pop/Rock music, or even Bluegrass, a student can learn it at the JESM. Your student will excel in their school’s orchestra program as Joshua will work hand in hand with the music of your student’s orchestra teacher.  Joshua can utilize multiple string method programs in his teaching, and can also utilize the Suzuki method if the parent/student desires.

Cello Lessons cover all or part of the following information based on the students’ level, needs, and goals:

Music Fundamentals: Reading music/sight reading, basic music theory, playing by ear, tone development.

Technique: Instrument position, fingering, posture, bowing technique, etc.

Musicality: Understanding the dynamics and interpretation of music, etc.

Style: Developing Cello skills in classical and any contemporary style.

Throughout the year, students have the opportunity to show off their musical skills and play their favorite music in concerts, recitals, or live gigs!

The JESM has students that travel from the surrounding suburbs, including Carol Stream, Glen Ellyn, Lombard, Lisle, West Chicago, and Naperville. For more information regarding cello lessons please get in touch.