Skip to main content

Cheryl Suwardi, Instrumental Music Teacher

Offering Lessons and Classes for Highland, Munster, Schererville, IN, and Surrounding Areas 219-690-8945

Private Lessons
Toddler Music Classes
Rental & Purchase
About Us
Contact Us
Member Login

 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 have 16 years of teaching experience and bachelors and masters degrees in music education as well as music teacher licenses in Indiana, Illinois, and California.  

I am currently enrolling students for music lessons. Lessons are available for violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, piano, 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. Lessons are $30 per half hour.  Reviews by parents and students:  Website,  Book with Me

We are currently enrolling students for our Family Music Classes.  This class is designed to introduce children, ages 0-4, to music and instruments along with their parents and siblings.  Classes are on Wednesdays at 6:20 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. 


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


  • Indiana Professional Educator's License in Music

  • 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 band and piano)


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




For more information, please complete this form.

Suwardi Music Studio


Our music studio has been featured as a 

Rancho Santa Margarita Patch Whiz Biz


Upcoming Events and Lessons Availability


Wednesdays, 6:20-6:50 p.m:  Family Music Classes - Please contact me if you would like to join us.  Family music classes are free and available to families with children ages 0-4.  Older siblings are also invited to participate.

Saturdays, 3:00-7:00 p.m.:  New set of available lesson times - Please contact me if you would like to sign up for one of these times.  Lessons are $30 per half hour.

Click here to visit our music studio's

photo gallery.




A very special congratulations is sent to:


Our dedicated musicians who participated in the ISSMA Solo and Ensemble Contest on Jan. 28 at Crown Point High School.  The students who worked with me to prepare for this contest earned 4 gold medals for viola, clarinet, and alto saxophone solos; 2 silver medals for snare drum and flute solos; and 1 bronze medal for a flute solo as well as 2 silver medals for a clarinet trio and percussion ensemble and 1 bronze medal for a flute trio.  Great work!  I am so proud of all of you!

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 Student 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 concert.  Great work!



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 for students of all ages from Highland, IN, Munster, IN, Schererville, IN, surrounding areas, and to anyone able to come to our music studio or take lessons online.