Jay Pike teaches private viola and violin lessons, and group classes, in Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood, and now in Morton Grove.



• Are you preparing for school, IMEA, or college auditions?
• Have a child that’s ready to play his/her first note?
• Looking for more focused, personal attention after getting your start in group violin or fiddle classes?


I offer violin and viola lessons to students 4 years old and up. Steeped in the Suzuki philosophy that everyone has the ability to learn and play music, I provide the highest quality instruction and a positive, nurturing environment. Private lessons are tailored to each student’s specific needs to help reach his/her full potential.

Music is complex activity that places unique demands its students: problem solving, team-work, coordination, discipline, spatial/temporal understanding, and creativity, to name a few. Studies have repeatedly shown studying music improves cognitive function; it’s good for your brain! Private lessons are the best way to improve a student’s overall musical ability. Students of all ages are welcome; Lincoln Square String School is a challenging, supportive and fun environment to learn and make music.