Lina S. | Subjects & Instruments Taught:
Piano and Violin
Lina is a graduate from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Violin Performance, having studied under Meg Freivogel of the renowned Jupiter String Quartet.
She has always had a passion for teaching and was the only undergraduate staff member of both the Illinois String Academy and Champaign School of Music. Lina been teaching for 8 years, having taught students ranging from young beginners to advanced students who have gone on to receive scholarships to study music at a university level.
Lina’s teaching philosophy centers around tailoring her approach to the needs of each individual student. She encourages her students to explore the creative and artistic elements of music, balanced with incorporating a suitable amount of technique, theory, and ear training in order to build a more holistic understanding of music, and to allow a student to grow to their maximum potential.
Her past experiences are wide-ranging and include extensive orchestra, chamber, solo work, and teaching. Lina has played in the Fox Valley Orchestra, Illinois Symphony, DuPage Symphony, Joliet Symphony, University of Illinois Symphony, Kankakee Valley Symphony, Danville Symphony, Sinfonia Da Camera, and Illinois Modern Ensemble, among others. She has also participated in numerous competitions, having been awarded scholarships and prizes for several.
Other experiences include participating in masterclasses held by Rachel Barton-Pine, Danwen Jiang, Walter Verdehr, Gil Shaham, and Ron-Yan Tang. She studied under renowned international soloist Sergiu Schwartz, and received chamber music coaching from members of the Ying Quartet, during the Bowdoin International Music Festival (2016). Lina was also awarded the Pauline V. and Ralph C. Morgan Memorial Music Award for outstanding achievement at the University of Illinois.