Mr. Ryan Caparella

Violin, Viola Teacher

Ryan Caparella

SAA Member


Oak Park, IL
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Ryan Caparella is an active musician currently on faculty at the Naperville Suzuki School/Western Springs School of Talent Education. Ryan holds a Masters of Music in Violin Performance from The Hartt School of Music and a Bachelors of Music in Violin Performance from The Frost School at The University of Miami. Ryan thrives on sharing his love of music with others dually through educating and performing.

Ryan has been a faculty member at The Naperville Suzuki School since 2012, and currently maintains a studio of 45+ students ages 3-to-18, from Pre-Twinklers to students beyond the Suzuki repertoire. Every summer, Ryan joins colleague and mentor Elizabeth Faidley on faculty at her summer Conservatory Camp.

In addition to his performance degrees, Ryan has also pursued extensive studies in violin & viola pedagogy. Ryan has been extremely fortunate to complete his Long Term Teacher Training in Suzuki Pedagogy with Teri Einfeldt, and has completed additional teacher training with Ed Kreitman, Tom Wermuth, Nancy Jackson and Elizabeth Faidley. In 2013, Ryan was invited to present at the American String Teacher’s Association National Conference.

Ryan also maintains an active performing career. He has been on tour across the US and China with The Mantovani Orchestra four times since 2007, and has performed with a range of Grammy and Emmy nominated and winning artists, including Bruce Hornsby, Steve Miller, Judy Collins, Ricky Skaggs, Bebe Neuwirth, Jon Secada and Patti Austin. With a particular passion for chamber music, Ryan has taken great pride in creating The Living Room Players, a chamber music society with a mutual vision for de-stratifying chamber music and making it accessible to broad and diverse audiences. In addition, Ryan’s group Chicago String Progression provides entertainment for weddings and events across Chicago.