Da Capo Music Studio


Weekly music lessons for a child of any age is no small investment. We get it. The money, the time, the shuttling. You want to be sure that the studio you select is a good fit. A safe and supportive environment. Nurturing. Maybe even inspiring? In a perfect world, you would pick up a much happier child than you dropped off.

Now granted, we're a little bias, but we think we've nailed it. We've become a fixture in the Elburn community for just those reasons. The majority of our students came to us on referral. We live in the community and really can't walk into a shop in town without running into a student. (Can we tell you a secret? We love it!)

Da Capo Music Studio started in humble beginnings. We opened in November of 2009, spending the first few years based out of the Elburn Community Center. By 2013, our student roster had grown exponentially and we moved into our current location at Route 38/Route 47. (Near the Walgreens.) Our students had invested in us in our early days and it was important to us that we invest in a professional space and high quality equipment for them.

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Our Studio

Kristin Paxinos

Kristin Paxinos brings a lifetime of dedicated study and a mastery of technique to her interactions with every student. Her conservatory training at Indiana University and DePaul University prepared her for professional performance at the highest levels. Before founding Da Capo, she performed at Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center and Chicago Symphony Center with top tier orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Kristin has dedicated herself to training students the foundational elements. She emphasizes technique and theory, engages them through the pure mechanics of sound production. She equips them with the tools and skill set required to go on to build musical mastery of their own. They are inspired by her...simply because she teaches by example.

Ben Westfall

Ben Westfall studied the classical guitar at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where he earned a Bachelor of Music in Classical Guitar Performance and later become an instructor for guitar in the Preparatory Department. He specialized in teaching young beginners. (Foreshadowing, some would say.) He went on to perform as a soloist throughout the Midwest. He was a featured artist at the 2008 Mills Brothers' Scholarship fundraising concert, and can be heard on New York City based songwriter and playwright Todd Almond's album, Mexico City. Today, Ben shares his passion for the history, performance and theory behind music with his young students. He has an innate ability to connect with children as he passes on his craft.