Mrs. Veronica N. Kolegas

Cello Teacher

Veronica Kolegas

SAA Member


Chicago, IL
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It is my goal as a musician, both performer and teaching artist, to bring people together through music, blur lines of culture and class, and to above all, inspire. I am not the first, nor will I be the last to believe in the notion that music can bring out the best in individuals and communities. It is a driving force.

Sharing the knowledge and experiences I have as a cellist with my students is a very special part of my life. My mission is to pass on the joy of playing, the outlet for expression, the challenge for the mind and the inspiration and tools to create something great.

In the realm of performance, I am most passionate about chamber music and also love dabbling in world music fusions such as Indo-Jazz. I currently focus my chamber music endeavors with the Ursa Ensemble of Chicago playing traditional and contemporary works and bringing educational presentations in school settings.

I received her Bachelors Degree from the University of Toronto under Shauna Rolston and David Hetherington, my Graduate Degree at DePaul University under Stephen Balderston and Performers Certificate for String Quartet Performance with the Avalon Quartet. I currently teach at DePaul University of Chicago, Musical Offering in Evanston and from my home studio.

Outside of the cello world, I love to paint and go salsa dancing, When I’m not wrapped up in the arts, I’m most likely spending time outside with my husband, Ryan, and our border collie, camping, biking or just throwing a Frisbee around.