Connor Madsen

Violin, Viola Teacher

Connor Madsen


Chicago, IL

Connor Madsen teaches violin holistically, balancing music making, physical strength and technique, music reading, and the emotional requirements of learning the instrument. The Suzuki method inspired him to push the bounds of traditional teaching and incorporate elements of mindfulness, dance, and athletics in his lessons.

Connor was born playing the violin, loving nothing more than the sound of music. Music is one of life greatest gifts, and Connor passionately gives this gift through teaching, performing, and composing. A Suzuki violinist from age 4, he has studied under numerous celebrated pedagogues including Almita Vamos, Ralph Matson, Liba Schacht, and Dr. Kasia Sokol-Borup. He graduated in 2023 with a Master’s Degree in Violin Performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University and holds a Bachelor’s in Violin Performance from the University of Utah.

Connor teaches violin from his home studio in Chicago, Illinois. He has studied Suzuki teaching under Christie Felsing, Jeanne Grover, Denise Willey and Charles Krigbaum and continuously studies violin pedagogy to be a better instructor. He has performed with the Utah Symphony, Salt Lake Symphony, Great Basin Baroque, and other ensembles throughout the US. He can be regularly seen performing with the CCPA Symphony. In his spare time, Connor enjoys reading and spending time with his family.