Viola 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 Viola instruction to all students of any skill level from Dr. Nabaz Abubakir. 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 violin education in environment of excellence and fun.

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.

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/Broadway themes, to Pop/Rock music, or even Bluegrass/Fiddle, a student can learn it at the JESM. Your student will excel in their school’s orchestra and school’s music programs as Karene will work hand in hand with the music of your student’s orchestra teacher.  Karene can utilize multiple String method programs in her teaching, and can also utilize the Suzuki method if the parent/student desires.

Viola 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 placement, fingering, posture, bowing technique, etc.

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

Style: Developing Viola 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 the JESM Student Concerts!

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 viola lessons please get in touch.