steve gibons

chicago jazz violin

photo credit: john boehm

Steve Gibons is a violinist, composer and  educator who plays jazz and folk music. 

call/text 773-980-9890 or type  below


I offer instruction in violin technique, jazz violin improvisation and world music. My teaching style is focused and flexible, and I engage my students through a philosophy of “owning” ones learning.

I accept students at any level of expertise from age of 12 through adult and professional, I accept younger students if a parent can be present at lessons. Use the form or phone number here to find out more.

People say:

“Steve Gibons is a wonderful teacher. My son, Daniel, is 17 years old and has been taking violin lessons for 13 years, and he has been learning from Steve for over 2 years. I don’t think I could find a better teacher for my son.” –Terry U.

“His lessons are fun and challenging and give me the right amount of material to work on till our next meeting.” –Jan S.

“…he has been extremely patient . He is funny, extremely knowledgeable and flexible.” –Carole H.


May 2022

Wednesday May 25

8:00 pm – 11:59 pm
♫ Green Mill Jazz Club ♫
4801 N. Broadway Chicago IL 60640

till midnight ⁞⁞⁞ With the Alfonso Ponticelli quartet: Alfonso (guitars, etc) Ethan Phillian (bass) Bob Rummage (drums)

Monday May 30

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Bernard St Block Party

July 2022

Friday July 15

7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
♫ Winter's Jazz Club ♫
465 N. McClurg Court (promenade) Chicago, Illinois 60611

⁞⁞⁞ With the Alfonso Ponticelli trio