This is the ideal way to start. We have considered the quality of teaching, little goals, future growth, the social aspect, and even affordability to put together the best way to try learning music!
A Complete Musical Education
DOLCE ACADEMY offers a unique pedagogy guided by Alexander Raab and John Shim, who draw upon their experience as successful teachers and international performers trained in the tradition of the Moscow Conservatory, Juilliard and the greatest violin legend of our time, Aaron Rosand.
We believe that fun and excellence are both important; people learn best when having fun.
Luckily, a little bit of excellence is required to have fun. Even in tennis, it starts to be more fun when you are at least good enough to rally. Same in music. Unluckily, it is difficult to put all the systems in place to make it easier for music students to achieve that level where they can make an informe decision whether they like it or not and to even have a chance of having real fun. We have put together a school that is a commnity of passionate teachers with the right tools to make excellence and fun music making accessible to you.
Come and we will find the
perfect fit for you
Fun Private Lessons
Come meet our exceptionally talented, experience and passionate teachers and see if you vibe!
If you already play an instrument and want to play in a 'band' -- quartet, trio, duo etc -- or an orchestra, come join fellow fun musicians and learn some of the best music ever written!
Dolce Students Playing!
After winning the concertmaster fellowship from the University of Wyoming, Luyan Gao decided to begin her music studies in the United States. Her musicianship has been recognized in many competitions. Recent competition wins have included the first prize of the Paul Rolland Memorial Competition, T. Gordon Parks Collegiate concerto competition, finalist of the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship Competition, the Krannert Debut Recital Award. Earlier, Luyan was featured as a soloist to perform the Sibelius violin concerto with Arapahoe Philharmonic in 2007. That same year her quartet was featured on the Illinois public media, the classical music broadcast WILL-FM 90.9.