Comfortable Environment

We strive to provide a welcoming space for students to learn the violin at their own pace. Violin lessons are conducted out of our home in Arlington Heights, IL. We are minutes away from Schaumburg, Mount Prospect, and Elk Grove Village.

Suzuki Method

We employ the Suzuki method of teaching in our violin lessons, which emphasizes hands on learning, comfort with the instrument, and parental involvement with children. From child to adult, we believe anyone can learn the violin. Whether you're a beginner or more advanced, our violin lessons are catered towards achieving your musical goals.

Free Trial Violin Lesson

We offer a free, thirty minute, trial violin lesson to help you see if we are the right violin studio for you. If, after the trial violin lesson, you decide not to continue with us, there's absolutely no obligation. Schedule your free trial violin lesson today!

Recent Posts

For everything from violin practicing tips to news from the studio and anything in between, check out our blog!

We also play weddings!

One of the things I love about my marriage is that my husband and I get to play music together! My husband and I play as a violin and guitar duo and we have performed in a variety of settings such as weddings, engagement parties, and church venues. Whether it's classical music or contemporary ...

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How to Practice

It is just as the saying goes, “you only get out what you put in”. For anyone to foster musical growth, they need to practice on a regular basis. There is always something to practice each week in order to master the art of playing the violin. To play the right ...

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The Benefits of Music Playing

Generally speaking, most people know on some level that learning to play a musical instrument is good for you. However, it's not as well understood just how good it can be! There are numerous benefits to learning an instrument:

  • Learning the value of hard work and discipline
  • Learning how to ...

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Here is what actual students and parents of students say about violin lessons with Sophia.
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Ms. Sophia Hsiao has been our teacher since 2013. She is a very high-class professional. I've seen exceptional growth in my daughter's abilities. She is always positive, kind, and encouraging to students. She spends a lot of time on helping others develop technique. My daughter says she is always helpful. Besides this, she is always a pleasure to interact with. My daughter is always enthusiastic with working with Sophia and we are happy to have her as a private teacher and we'll continue to have her during my daughter's high school career!

Luba Z.
With Sophia Hsiao Studio since 2013

Sophia is a patient and nurturing violin teacher. She is always well prepared for each lesson. She taught my son Caleb how to move his fingers faster, which helped him to improve a lot. Caleb is blessed to have her as his first violin teacher!

Grace C.
With Sophia Hsiao Studio since 2014

My daughter started taking lessons in 2013 when she was ten-years old. I chose Sophia because of her high educational background and most importantly excellent teaching skills. I have admired her patience when she is working with students. She never raises her voice, never gives up on any student and always praises their every single accomplishment, be it small or big. The bi-annual recitals for all her students are wonderful and fun for every parent to witness. When Sophia takes the stage after all her students and plays a solo to end the recital, it is motivating to students to see their teacher play!

Julie K.
With Sophia Hsiao Studio since 2013

Sophia has been working with our daughter on improving her skills with the violin since 2015 and my wife and I could not be more pleased with the results. Mandy's confidence has grown immeasurably and she has maintained interest in the instrument, as well as continued to improve incrementally every few months. Sophia's patience with our daughter and empathetic approach has resulted in sustained interest and enthusiasm and we could not be more pleased. I would highly recommend her to any parent desirous of supplementing their child's learning of the violin and am confident that the investment in the relationship will be a rewarding growth experience.

Todd H.
With Sophia Hsiao Studio since 2015

Sophia taught my 2 daughters violin and helped them learn and love the instrument and playing music. She is great with kids and has a patient and encouraging way that connects with the kids and the family. We highly recommend Sophia!

Julian C.
With Sophia Hsiao Studio since 2013

Sophia has been my daughter's violin teacher for over a year now and I have been consistently impressed. Sophia is kind, warm, and fun as she teaches and professional, clear and upfront as she communicates. My daughter enjoys her lessons and is appropriately challenged during practice at home. I highly recommend Sophia as a violin teacher!

Elizabeth W.
With Sophia Hsiao Studio since 2016