Hilary Butler, violin and viola
Originally from Des Moines, Iowa, I began Suzuki violin lessons when I was 4 years old. I switched to viola around age 10 and am currently pursuing my masters degree in Viola Performance at DePaul University. I received my Bachelors degree from The Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. I have studied violin pedagogy through the Suzuki Institute of the Americas, Mimi Zweig at Indiana University, Olga Kaler at DePaul University, and Lucinda Ali-‐Landing at the Hyde Park Suzuki Institute. In my free time I enjoy spending time outdoors and traveling.
I teach a combination of the Suzuki, traditional, and Paul Rolland methods. Here is a bit about what I incorporate from each method for those interested:
-‐Learning by rote
-‐Providing a non-‐judgmental learning environment.
-‐Left hand set up.
-‐Introducing supplemental learning materials (scales and etudes) at an early age to aid reading skills.
-‐Emphasis on balance and relaxation.
-‐Learning all techniques starting with the largest muscle group possible.
Location: KAM synagogue (E Hyde Park Blvd and University Ave)
Days: Tuesday and Saturday
Group Classes: Violin Books 3-4, Music Theory
Please contact Hilary at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about her schedule and fees.