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Cheryl Suwardi, Instrumental Music Teacher

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 Develop your passion for music through private lessons and classes!

Greetings!  My name is Cheryl Suwardi, and I teach instrumental music lessons and classes.  I hold a California Music Teacher Credential with English Language Learner Authorization and an Illinois Professional Educator License in Music.  I have 16 years of teaching experience and bachelors and masters degrees in music education.  I can help you with your instrument rental and purchase needs through our affiliate program.

We are currently enrolling students for our Fall Family Music Class.  This class is designed to introduce children, ages 0-4, to music and instruments along with their parents and siblings.  This class will begin on Wednesday, October 5 at 6:00 p.m.  We hope you can join us! 


String, woodwind, brass, and percussion instrument rentals and purchases are available through our affiliate program.  For more information, please click here, email me, or call me. 


Private lessons, orchestra classes, and band classes are also be available for violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, piano, guitar, percussion, mandolin, and Native American flute.  Several of these instruments can be studied at young ages, including 4 months and up.  If you do not know which instrument to choose, you can try the ones that interest you during an instrument demonstration lesson.


By choosing me as your music teacher, you will be able to learn technique, musicianship, music theory, composition, music history, and world music.  You would have many opportunities to perform throughout the year at studio and community concerts.  My students have performed locally and across the country in concerts and honor festivals.  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 can enable students to have higher self-esteem, better grades, and a brighter outlook on life.


About the Teacher


I am passionate about instrumental music and developing students' appreciation for music.   My goal for each student is to develop a life-long love for music and a desire to continue playing an instrument for many years to come. 


My qualifications include:

  • Master of Music Education Degree, VanderCook College of Music, Strings Emphasis, Violinist in the Graduate String Orchestra


  • Bachelor of Music Education Degree, VanderCook College of Music, Instrumental Emphasis, Clarinet Major, Clarinetist and Contrabass Clarinetist in the Symphonic Band and Clarinet Choir, Violinist in the String Ensemble


  • California Clear Music Teaching Credential with English Language Learner Authorization

  • Illinois Professional Educator License in Music


  • 16 years of teaching experience (currently teaching high school music)


  • Performance as a violin, flute, clarinet, and viola soloist and ensemble member




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Suwardi Music Studio


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Upcoming Events

September 5:  No Lessons - Happy Labor Day!



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A very special congratulations is sent to:


Our wonderful soloists and ensemble members who performed a great spring concert on June 5.  Each student shared challenging music demonstrating what he or she accomplished this spring for our audience members.  After the concert, spring awards were presented.  We are all so proud of you!


Our toddler music class members who attended the San Diego Symphony's Kinder Koncert at the Museum of Making Music.  They heard an outstanding performance by violin, viola, cello, and double bass members of the San Diego Symphony and then visited the museum.  While in the museum, they saw, heard, and played instruments from throughout American music history.





Our Spring Composition composers who wrote monophonic, homophonic, and polyphonic compositions for strings, winds, percussion, and piano.  These  31 students demonstrated outstanding creativity and knowledge of musical concepts.  Many of them shared their compositions with our studio families on our April 12 concert.  Great work!




Ria, 5th grade cello student, who successfully auditioned to perform in her school's advanced orchestra with the older students.  Great work and Congratulations!



More information is available for violin lessons, viola lessons, clarinet lessons, flute lessons, cello lessons, piano lessons, saxophone lessons, trumpet lessons, double bass lessons, oboe lessons, guitar lessons, Native American Flute lessons, and mandolin lessons.


Toddler Music Classes, Instrumental Rentals, and Instrument Purchases are available.  Private lessons and group classes may be available upon request.  Our programs are available in Highland, IN, Munster, IN, and surrounding areas (and to anyone able to come to our music studio or take lessons online).