Acclaimed musician and Harper CE instructor Edgar Gabriel teaches violin and viola to adults and children in private lessons, group classes, and ensembles. He performs, composes and teaches styles including classical, jazz, fiddle, funk, rock and pop music. A classically trained violinist, Gabriel holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Northern Illinois University and a masters in jazz composition from DePaul University.
Gabriel has performed with many great artists, such as Andrea Bocelli, Ray Charles, Plant & Page, and Smokey Robinson. His ensemble work includes Cirque du Soleil, Steppenwolf Theatre and Chicago Opera Theater. Gabriel’s recording sessions include playing for Cheap Trick, Rachel Barton Pine, and the Plain White T’s. In 2005, Gabriel created StringFusion, a band that plays jazz infused with rock, funk, blues, classical, country and world music.
Gabriel’s Tidings of Groove, a holiday album by StringFusion, features new and exciting versions of classic holiday songs, plus two original songs by Gabriel. Click here to hear samples from the album.
August 7, 2017 String Orchestra for Adults Summer Recital
Edgar Gabriel teaches violin and viola in private and group lessons – click here for more information or call 847.925.6300.
Browse all our music courses in the August-December 2017 CE Course Schedule
or visit our Music page for additional information.