Da Capo: /də ˈkäpō/
"In music, a return to the beginning."
"There is music in every child. The teacher's job is to find it and nurture it."
We understand that every student has different needs, abilities, and goals. At Da Capo we custom tailor our lessons for each individual, striving to both encourage and challenge our students.
Begin your musical journey today with a
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Da Capo Music Studio is located in the Jewel Plaza at the corner of Routes 38 & 47; less than 9 miles from Geneva, Batavia, St. Charles, Sugar Grove, and Sycamore.
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“The teachers at Da Capo care about our community, and it shows. My kids really like them, and I think that is because they treat them like aspiring young musicians instead of just kids.”
Meet the Owners
Ben Westfall & Kristin Paxinos
We opened Da Capo Music Studio in November 2009. We had both spent years teaching at other music studios and were dissatisfied with many aspects of how those businesses were run. We had a late-night phone conversation in August 2009, figured out the details of how we wanted our studio to operate, and Da Capo opened exactly 11 weeks later.
We started in an 800 sq. ft. room in the Elburn & Countryside Community Center. We had two sound isolation booths, and offered lessons for guitar, piano, and flute.
Within a year of opening, Da Capo was offering bi-monthly recitals, which quickly evolved into monthly recitals. We moved out of the Community Center in 2013; in 2018 we moved into our current location in the Jewel Plaza, added three additional sound isolation booths, a stage, and seven instructors.
In the beginning, we created Da Capo simply because we wanted a space where we could be proud to teach. Over the years, it has grown beyond our wildest expectations, and we couldn't be prouder.
Even though Da Capo has expanded quite a bit, we are still just a small family business. When you call, one of us will answer the phone. We organize all recitals, respond to all emails and text messages, and proudly maintain our studio. And we're still at Da Capo most days teaching a lot of lessons!
"The level of professionalism here is seldom matched in the western suburbs. Students are taught proper technique and musicianship in a fun and creative environment.
My family has been attending Da Capo for more than 10 years and we are extremely pleased with our progress.
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