Cheryl Suwardi's Instrumental Music Lessons

Highland, Indiana ~ (219) 690-8945

Develop your passion for music through lessons and classes!

Greetings! My name is Cheryl Suwardi, and I teach instrumental music lessons and classes in Highland, IN only minutes from Munster, Schererville, and Dyer in Northwest Indiana, and online. I have 18 years of teaching experience, bachelors and masters degrees in music education, and an Indiana music teacher license.

I am currently enrolling students for music lessons and classes. Private and small group lessons are available for strings, woodwinds, and brass including violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, piano, guitar, mandolin, and Native American flute. If you do not know which instrument to choose, you can try the ones that interest you during an instrument demonstration lesson. Reviews by parents and students: Website, Take Lessons' Book with Me.

Individual lessons and small group ensembles are designed with the students' goals in mind. These can include:

  • Learning techniques and music to perform better at school or in the community
  • Learning techniques and music to perform better individually or in a small group
  • Reaching performance goals
  • Learning music theory, composition (writing your own music), music history, and world music
  • Preparing for our studio concerts, recitals, and workshops
  • Preparing a solo or ensemble piece for contest
  • Preparing for an honor music festival
  • Enjoying music performance!

Our music studio has been featured as a Rancho Santa Margarita Patch Whiz Biz

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Congratulations to Mikayla, flute, who performed in VanderCook College of Music's 2018 Middle Level Honor Fest!

Our Halloween Concert and Party will be Saturday, October 20. Our students and their families are invited. Our performers are invited to wear costumes. Please see our Evite or contact me for more information. We hope to see you there!

Lessons are $25 per half hour, $40 per 45 minutes, or $50 per hour.

Our students and their families heard the Grant Park Symphony perform Beethoven's 2nd Symphony on this beautiful evening in Millennium Park in Chicago.

During our lessons, you will learn technique, musicianship, music theory, composition, music history, and world music. My students have performed locally and across the country in concerts, honor festivals, and workshops. Your lessons curriculum is personalized to fit your needs, goals, and developmental level. Teaching is my passion, and students benefit from our lessons and classes through enhanced musicianship as well as leadership, cooperation, independence, confidence, self-expression, and creativity. Music lessons enable students to have higher self-esteem, better grades, and a brighter outlook on life.

Also available are:

  • Family Music Classes - These classes are designed to introduce children, ages 0-5, to music and instruments along with their parents and siblings. We hope you can join us!
  • Group Classes - These classes include two or more students who learn ensemble music and perform at our studio as well as in the community.
  • String, woodwind, brass, and percussion instrument rental and purchase through our affiliate program - Affordable, high quality student and step-up instruments are available!

Since 2000, children, teens, and adults have benefited from our individualized, student-centered approach to music education resulting in passionate musicians who meet and exceed their goals, perform in their communities, are leaders in their bands and orchestras, and appreciate the vital role of music in our society and world.