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Individual Viola/Violin Lessons - Vaz da Silva

Individual Music Lessons -
Summer 2022

Individual music lessons are an essential part of any musician's growth. Offering instruction on a wide variety of instruments, our program features over 30 of the best private lesson instructors the Chicago area has to offer. Lessons are offered at all six high schools during the school day for district students and weekdays after school for non-district students and adults.

New students must contact us first for a consultation and to schedule a trial lesson. Only returning students may register for lessons online. For an Individual Lesson consultation or to register for a (paid) trial lesson, call us at 847-718-7700 or email us at

Bruno Vaz da Silva teaches students at Elk Grove, Wheeling and Prospect High Schools. 


Bruno Vaz Da Silva

Bruno Silva  began studying viola in 2004 in his native Brazil at the Escola de Musica de Brasilia. After one year, he placed in a solo competition and had the opportunity to perform with the Orquestra Sinfonica da Escola de Musica de Brasilia, performing the G Major Viola Concerto by Telemann. He graduated from the conservatory in two and a half years, a program which normally takes eight years, and then enrolled in the University of Brasilia.

Bruno has gained much experience as and orchestral and chamber musician. He has worked with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Chicago Sinfonietta, Quad City Symphony Orchestra, Northwest Indiana Symphony, Elgin Symphony Orchestra, among others. Bruno worked under conductors such as Cliff Colnot, Ricardo Muti, Susanna Malkki, Alastair Willis, Michael Tilson Thomas, Sir Mark Elder, Sir Andrew Davis, Jaap Van Zweden, Mei-Ann Chen, Alex Klein, Harry Bicket, among others. With the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, he had the opportunity of working with Yo-Yo Ma. Bruno was a founding member of the YOURS (Youth Orchestra Urban Rita Simon) Project Chicago, which is an El Sistema music program for unprivileged students, where he worked until 2012. Bruno Completed his undergraduate in music performance at North Park University where he studied with Charles Pikler, Chicago Symphony principal viola and his MM at DePaul University, studying with Rami Solomonow, Lyric Opera of Chicago former viola principal. Bruno has been teaching privately at several studios for over 10 years. He often judges competitions such as solo and ensemble and ILMEA. Today, Bruno is a freelancer in the Chicago area performing concerts with several orchestras, teaching private lessons, writing arrangements, and performing with the Cloud Gate String Quartet for weddings and events.

23135-01 (30 min)

  Bruno Vaz Da Silva

$ 140.00
4 Lesson Pack
23135-01 (45 min)

  Bruno Vaz Da Silva

$ 200.00
4 Lesson Pack