The Violin and Viola Studio of
Violin and Viola Training in
"I believe that any student with the desire can perform a piece of music well, and that it is the responsibility of the teacher to show the student how. In my studio, students learn how to juggle the challenges of playing the notes, rhythm, bowings, articulation and dynamics correctly, while maintaining proper technique and a beautiful tone. With enough practice and attention to detail, students discover they can do it all, and the result is beautiful music."
Vivienne Venderley is from
Ms. Venderley was Concertmaster of the Fox Valley
Symphony from 1987 until it disbanded in 2001, and also appeared as soloist
with that orchestra. The Aurora
Beacon-News praised her 1990 performance with the FVS of Haydn's Sinfonia
Concertante as "stellar." She
has also been a member of the Illinois Chamber Symphony and the New
Philharmonic at the
As a member of the Spectrum Duo
(with pianist Robert Sacks) and the Spectrum Trio (with Sacks and cellist Edward Moore), she has performed chamber
music at recitals and social functions throughout the
From 2004-2013, Ms. Venderley was a member of the OPUS Strings Chamber Music Camp faculty, as chamber music coach and clinician, and also served as the OPUS librarian.
During the school year, most lessons are taught Saturdays and Sundays from early morning through late afternoon, with a few additional openings on weekday afternoons. Daytime openings are available during the week for adults and home-schooled students. Weekly private lessons range in length from 30 minutes for those students aged 6 and under, up to 60 minutes for advanced students. Most students receive 45-minute lessons. Group lessons are taught during 6 weeks spread over the course of the school year, with 3 of those serving as dress rehearsals for upcoming recitals. Students are grouped by age and level of advancement whenever possible. No private lessons are taught during group lesson weeks.
Summer lessons are not taught according to a fixed schedule, but all students are required to attend a small number of lessons over the course of the summer—typically 5 or 6 lessons—in order to reserve their roster spot for the next fall term.
Current tuition, per lesson: 30 minutes - $36.00 45 minutes - $46.00 60 minutes - $56.00
For more information, call Vivienne Venderley at
or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org