Nayelii Duran

Holmes Elementary String Coach

Nayelii is a classically trained violinist with a bachelor degree in Music Education from North Park University. Her passion for non-profit work has led her to teach students of all ages, styles, and levels of playing with various music programs in Chicago and Thailand.

Nayelii’s primary focus in teaching is to provide holistic educational experiences which nurture the character and emotional and mental well-being of the student, as well as their musical ability, and is double-certified in the teaching method Education in Human Values.

In her free time, Nayelii also plays the ukulele and loves to create complex fiber art.

What was the first ensemble you played in?

My high school orchestra at Lane Tech.

Who is your favorite musician/piece/song to listen to and why?

My favorite band is My Chemical Romance. They got me through some rough times as an angsty middle schooler and teenager.

Who is your favorite composer and why?

My favorite composer is Rossini because he’s really eccentric. One day at the heigh of his career, he just decided to stop writing music and open up a pastry shop. I think that’s pretty cool!

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