Rock Violin Studio


The Rock Violin Studio is on the north side of Chicago. Using songs from pop, rock, punk, jazz, disco, we learn how to improvise, create and perform.


SMV is on a composing sabbatical until Fall of 2018.



10.21.16 Students wound their bows with lights and performed That’s the Way Love Is with Byron Stingily (Ten City) and Catacombs. PdP show, Vic Theatre, Chicago.




Teacher Profile


Rock Violin pioneer, Susan Voelz, bridges the classical and rock world. She has lived it and loved it and is uniquely qualified to teach string players to improvise and create.

“To rock is to know the song from the inside out - to feel music in your body.”



45 minute lesson $50
60 minute lesson is $60
Payable per lesson or monthly


Lessons are in the Rock Violin Studio on the north side of Chicago.


Students from the Rock Violin Studio perform with PdP at Ravinia.


Spacedust and Bittersweet Symphony (4:00 min.)
w/Poi dog at the Paramount Theatre - March 2014

Catacombs and That’s the Way Love Is (4:46 min.)
w/Poi dog at Ravinia - Sept. 2014