Chantel Davis

Violin Teacher, Student

Chantel Davis

SAA Member


Rochelle, IL
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Chantel found an interest in violin at the age of five, picking up her sister’s instrument and beginning to figure out tunes that she had been listening to by ear; a moment that would later prompt a fitting interest in the Suzuki method.

After several years of being taught through traditional methods by Dave Nelson, a classical guitarist, Davis at age nine began private lessons with Karen Weckerly, her first Suzuki Instructor. This program was taught through the Community School of the Arts at Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, IL. This would also introduce Davis to her future college, where she is now studying Violin Performance with Matias Tacke.

Between all of this, Chantel has spent her years furthering her private Suzuki lessons with Ann Montzka-Smelser, officially becoming a Book One Suzuki Instructor herself in the spring of 2017.

Currently, Davis holds the Co-Concertmaster position in NIU’s Philharmonic Orchestra, and additionally plays in the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra. She teaches private violin lessons through the Community School of the Arts at Northern Illinois University, following in the footsteps of her previous violin instructors.