Gyros String Quartet - Dallas/Ft.Worth's premiere  wedding string quartet

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About Us

Lisa LITHALL: Chair, Cello Department. Suzuki Cello Instructor (since 1988)
B.A. in Performance- Northern Illinois University. M.A. in Performance- Western Illinois University. Received Suzuki teacher training through Book 6 with Tanya Carey at Western Illinois University and short-term teacher training courses with Marilyn Kesler, Jean Dexter, and Nancy Hair. Studied with Marc Johnson of the Vermeer Quartet at Northern IL University. participated in master classes with Raya Garbasova and Irene Sharp. Certified in Kindermusic.

Worked with Abby Newton as a participant in both the 2000 National String Workshop and the 2002 Rocky Mountain Fiddle Competition. Plays in the Buffalo Grove String Quartet. Member of the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra. Currently teaches in the northwest suburbs. Performs frequently at Lutheran Church of Atonement in Barrington.

Western Illinois University; Master of Arts in Music degree; Primary instructor
Tanya Carey 1983-1986
Northern Illinois University; Bachelor of Arts in Music degree; Primary instructor
Marc Johnson 1980-1983
Ithaca College, Attended, primary instructor Einar Holm 1979


Richard Hirshl, private studies 2008 -09
Tanya Carey, private studies 1987-2008
Alan Harris, Northwestern University Private studies 1986


Suzuki National Conferences ; Chicago, Cincinnati, Minneapolis 1988-present
National String Institute, Madison, Wisconsin 2001
Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp, Colorado 2000
Fine Arts String Quartet Chamber Seminar, Tuscany, Italy 1999
String Teachers Workshop San Francisco Conservatory of Music 1994


Cello Instructor, Suzuki -Orff School for Young Musicians, Chicago IL. 1986-
Cello Instructor Midwest Conservatory of Music, Hoffman Estates, IL.
Private cello Instructor ar Barrington High School, 2004-present.
Cello instructor, Suzuki Music School of Barrington, Barrington IL. 1999-2004
Cello Instructor , Music For Youth of Arlington Heights 1986- 1999
(string program for school district 25)

Arabella Ensembles has performed throughout the Chicago area for the past fifteen years.  These are a few of locations  where they have performed.

            Promonity Point (Hyde Park)

            Independence Park (Libertyville)

            The Standard Club (Chicago)

            The Ritz Carlton (Chicago)

            The Grove (Glenview)

            Hotel Baker (St. Charles)

            Lake Lawn Lodge (Delavan, Wi)

            Bull Valley Country Club (Crystal Lake)

            Barrington Bistro (Barrington)

            Fultons of the River (Chicago)

            Boulder Ridge Country Club (Crystal Lake)

about us  |  repertoire  |  testimonials  |  samples  |  contact  |  links
email: | phone:847-640-8537