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Top 10 piano teachers in Chicago, IL

Students agree: these Chicago piano lessons are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Traveling Music Lessons

Traveling Music Lessons

5.0(3)
21+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Frankie A. says, "I had an incredibly positive experience with TML. Their expertise, patience, and adaptability made each lesson enjoyable and educational. My teacher created a comfortable and fun learning environment, fostering a love for playing the guitar. I appreciated their versatility, guiding me through various genres and enhancing my overall musical understanding. Communication was open and constructive, making the learning process collaborative and rewarding. I highly recommend TML to anyone seeking an exceptional guitar instructor." Read more
Arvin G. Piano Lesson

Arvin G. Piano Lesson

5.0Exceptional(14)
2 hires on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Miguel O. says, "Arvin is the best. She’s a great teacher that knows exactly what you need in the moment during each lesson to improve. She’s great at understanding when you’re struggling with a piece and need time to focus on something else! I’ve always left a session with Arvin feeling I learned something new and have something fun to work on for next lesson! She’s is really enthusiastic with her students and really couldn’t recommend anyone but her. 10/10!" Read more
The Chicago Ensemble

The Chicago Ensemble

5.0(3)
Serves Chicago, IL
Vicki C. says, "I started piano lessons with Gerald 3 years ago and just passed AIM piano exam Level 11 in both theory and performance. Gerald is a great teacher, kind (sometimes too kind), patient, dedicate and has passion in teaching music with 50 years experience. I feel I'm luck to be his student." Read more
Richard Heiberger Classical & Jazz Piano  Instruction

Richard Heiberger Classical & Jazz Piano Instruction

New on Lessons
4 hires on Lessons
Serves Chicago, IL
Professional Piano Instruction, Classical, Popular & Jazz Improvisation In the historic Fine Arts Building you will have a relaxed positive environment in which to develop your musical ability to its highest potential. Students are given friendly professional instruction by an degreed experienced, classically trained instructor who will give you the musical skills that are necessary for playing the piano with artistic expression and technical proficiency. On you first lesson lesson you actually begin to play! Fun simple-direct modern approach captures your immediate response, assuring continued progress. Each lesson embodies the basic prin...
Mariana’s Classic Piano

Mariana’s Classic Piano

5.0(2)
4+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
says, "Mariana you re amazing pianist whom I have been ever known. I am inspired by your talent and your love to music. You are a such hardworking person, you practice your skills every single day despite you can be tired. 🤍🤍" Read more
Richard Sladek- Lessons- ChicagoPianist.com

Richard Sladek- Lessons- ChicagoPianist.com

New on Lessons
4 hires on Lessons
37+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
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. *Prospective students under the age of 18 should have their parent or guardian contact Richard Sladek on their behalf. It’s an inspiration to encourage students to gr...
Pianokeys Studio: Fine Arts Building

Pianokeys Studio: Fine Arts Building

5.0(1)
Top Pro
1 hire on Lessons
14+ years in business
Serves Chicago, IL
Danny M. says, "Dr. Finlay is an incredibly kind and passionate teacher who will adapt his lesson plan to the specific learner and their specific goals both in their devolvement in music and musical theory. I come from a STEM background and had classes with Dr. Finlay as an adult learner. He was able to break down complicated concepts in musical theory and make them fun and intuitive for me - which vastly increased my enjoyment learning the piano. Additionally, his lessons are uniquely rewarding insofar that he will get to know your goals in piano, and then help you meet them by laying down foundational knowledge and skills, which results in a very rewarding feeling when you pass milestones you never thought possible. I cannot recommend Dr. Finlay's piano classes highly enough." Read more

Your Piano Lessons questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much are piano lessons?

Piano lessons cost $40 to $80 per hour, depending on the location, their experience level, and session length. A piano lesson package costs $180 to $350 for five 1-hour lessons. Children's piano lessons and online lessons often cost less than average.

Piano lessons are available for all ages in most cities in the country. Music instructors teach:

  • Music theory
  • Sight-reading
  • Improvisation
  • How to improve playing or technique

At what age should you start piano lessons?

The best age to start piano lessons is 5 to 9 years, though learning how to play the piano doesn't have an age limit. Playing the piano strengthens fine motor skills, increases flexibility, and improves your memory no matter how old you are.

Are piano lessons worth it?

Piano lessons are worth the money and effort invested over time. Playing an instrument can be beneficial for mental health, and cognitive strength. For smaller budgets, book just a few lessons to get the basics down and continue on your own.

How long are piano lessons?

Piano lessons for beginners or children are typically 30 to 45 minutes per session. Intermediate or advanced lessons are 45 to 60+ minutes per session. Most people have 1 to 2 lessons per week.

Can you learn to play piano online?

Yes, you can learn to play piano online through a webcam or virtual tutorials. Search our list of online piano teacher near you to find an instructor. Online piano lessons are often more convenient than in-person lessons and cost 20% less on average.

How do I select a piano teacher?

Start by searching our list of piano teachers, then:

  • Get at least three free estimates to compare.
  • Read reviews on Lessons and Google if possible.
  • Ask for references from current or recent students.
  • Make sure they are kind and personable, especially when with children.
  • Get a written estimate and schedule before the first lesson.
  • Avoid making a large payment up front. Follow a payment plan instead.

After asking questions and browsing reviews, hire the best piano instructor in your area.

What questions should I ask piano instructors?

When hiring piano teachers near you, ask the following questions:

  • How long have you been teaching piano?
  • Do you have a degree in music?
  • What age do you typically teach?
  • What genre of piano do you specialize in?
  • Will you give me a contract or payment arrangement in writing?
  • Will you allow me to choose some or all of the songs we practice?

Reviews for Chicago piano teachers

Recent success stories from people in the Chicago area.
Laura H.
Kelsey was a joy to work with and our teacher is amazing. My daughter is usually shy but she warmed right up to Eric and is really enjoying her lessons. Thanks TML!
Traveling Music Lessons
Narisi
Arbin is an accomplished pianist and we are lucky to have her as DS's piano teacher. Arbin taught DS since two years ago when he was 10. With her teaching, some bad habits, like finger movements, posture are corrected and DS got started on classical pieces. The progress in his piano skill was obvious and we constantly get praise from friends. During these two years, Arbin organized several rehearsals for her students on her own time, despite her busy schedule at school. She also invites us to concerts at her school (CSLB) to give DS more exposure to piano music. She communicated with us about the status of the DS constantly, letting us know if DS is tired or less motivated and what to work on for homework. She takes responsibility over her students' progress. If she finds it is difficult to handle certain student she will bring it up. In my other DS's case, he was not interested in piano and Arvin was quick to notice and told us directly that she is not the suitable teacher for him. We also went to a couple of her performances and was impressed by her performance and the audience's reaction. We are sorry that she left Socal and we hope we will be fortunate enough to find another piano teacher like her. Overall, Arvin is a talented pianist, responsible teacher and a good friend.
Arvin G. Piano Lesson
Julian H.
I have known Gerald Rizzer for many years. He has a very easy going approach to teaching but on the other hand is extremely good at helping the student improve his or her performances and musical capabilities. He is especially interested in the structure of the pieces the student is working on and can improve interpretations by focusing on that structure. He is the leader of the well known Chicago Ensemble and his abilities as a professional performing musician are beyond reproach. I highly recommend him.
The Chicago Ensemble
Ihor B.
Amazing tutor! She makes piano lessons fun and interesting👍 Highly recommended!
Mariana’s classic piano
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