Richard Sladek Piano Lessons

Richard Sladek Piano Lessons

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About this pro

I am presently accepting beginning, intermediate and advanced students who have mastered the basics, but are ready to take their playing to a higher level. My teaching emphasis is on technique and playing music expressively.

I also offer coaching to improve sight-reading and memorization skills.

Lessons are generally once a week in 1/2 hour or 1 hour blocks. If you prefer, lessons may be given more than once per week. Studio locations in Forest Park,  Downers Grove, and Wheaton.

It’s an inspiration to encourage students to grow and evolve by tailoring instruction to their specific needs, while making it an enjoyable and pleasurable process.

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Forest Park, IL 60130
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What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

B.M. in Piano Pedagogy, Chicago Musical College-Roosevelt University

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$65- one hour.

$35- half hour

What types of students have you worked with?

I work with students mainly age 14 and above.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Don't judge a teacher merely on what they charge; Take some lessons with them to see if the student-teacher relationship will work out. Good teachers are worth what they charge, and sometimes even more!

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

*How seriously committed to regular practice are they regardless if they want to play for their own enjoyment or wish to pursue it as a profession.

*What kind of repertoire do they want to learn?

*Another consideration: Improvement in piano playing comes with consistent time spent at the piano over a course of time. The results are not always immediate- thus one needs to consider realistically planning on a time frame of approximately six months at least to realize the benefits of the process.