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  • Piano And Theory Lessons With Ms Fernando

    Piano And Theory Lessons With Ms Fernando

    Chicago, IL · Dhilanthi Fernando

    (5 reviews)

    I have been passionate about music teaching ever since I was a teenager growing up in Sri Lanka, where my mother was a music teacher as well. I have many decades of teaching experience in 4 countries. (Sri Lanka, India, Switzerland, USA) I customize lessons according to the student's need, rather than use a "one-method-fits-all" approach. I specialize in teaching the Trinity College of Music (London) syllabus in Piano, Piano Accompanying, and Music Theory. I am the Trinity representative for Chicago, and was formerly the Chicago representative for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of M
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  • Julia Merchant Music

    Julia Merchant Music

    Chicago, IL · Julia Merchant

    (2 reviews)

    My passion for music and performing sparked from childhood, collaborating with my musical family. Much of our time together was spent singing next to Grandma at the piano, picking up an instrument, and learning how it all works. I believe each student learns in a different, unique way, and am committed to discovering what practices and techniques work best for the individual. My goal at each lesson is have a collaborative experience with a positive and productive atmosphere.  A professional performer in the city of Chicago for over a decade, I began teaching 4 years ago after a collegue a
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  • Jane's Piano Lessons

    Jane's Piano Lessons

    Chicago, IL · Jane Maring

    (1 review)

    I love playing piano and I love teaching others to play piano. I am 68 years old and this has been my passion from a very early age. I give individual attention to my students to assure that I know and understand their goals and can help them reach them. I also want to know the music styles preferred and help my students to learn and grow in their area of preference.

  • Sound And Fury Artist Development

    Sound And Fury Artist Development

    Chicago, IL · Micha Goolsby

    (1 review)

    I LOVE HELPING PEOPLE FIND AND BUILD THEIR UNIQUE VOICES! Truly, when you find your voice, you find yourself. I struggled for YEARS to find my voice, both literally and creatively.  I finally found a couple of teachers in New York, David Jones and Janet Steele, who helped me to find my actual voice.  While they are focused mainly on opera, I take the concepts of the Swedish-Italian school and apply them to pop, musical theatre, and jazz. The result is that each of my students sounds entirely unique because they are using their own voices (rather than imitating a desirable voice
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  • Richard Heiberger Classical & Jazz Piano  Instruction

    Richard Heiberger Classical & Jazz Piano Instruction

    Chicago, IL · Richard Heiberger

    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, a
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  • Christian Ketter - Tenor Voice Lessons

    Christian Ketter - Tenor Voice Lessons

    Chicago, IL · Christian Ketter

    American Prize Winning tenor Christian Ketter, made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2014, as covered by the Washington Post. His debut album BELOVED: live in recital is available for purchase on iTunes. An international vocal competitor and finalist in many competitions Mr. Ketter's experience ranges from opera to musical theater, with extensive historic knowledge of both forms' history.    With experience instructing all ages and levels, he has served on teaching faculties of the 'Des Plaines School of Music' and was both the Artistic Director and a faculty Broadway coach for college aged
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  • Piano Lessons For Toddlers

    Piano Lessons For Toddlers

    Chicago, IL · Klin Ton

    One of the best piano teachers for children in the Chicago area has openings. I start teaching children as young as 2 1/2 y.o. for best results. ♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫ ONE 1st PRIZE at the 43rd GRANQUIST MUSIC COMPETITION in GENEVA, IL (Olympic Level) ♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫ One GOLD MEDAL at the Sonatina Competition-Northwest Suburban Music Teachers Association 2013 @ Harper College. Student's age: 10 y.o.. ♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫ ONE 1st PRIZE at the 43rd GRANQUIST MUSIC COMPETITION in GENEVA, IL (Conce
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  • B Sharp Piano Lessons & Tutoring

    B Sharp Piano Lessons & Tutoring

    Chicago, IL · Laurie Bender

    I was a classroom teacher in 1st-4th grades for 27 years and I have taught private piano lessons for over 20 years. I am now retired from classroom teaching and I own my own businesses doing private tutoring and teaching piano. I currently have 45 students and work out of 2 studios/offices. One is located in Old Town and the other is on the northwest side of Chicago just west of Lincoln Square. I welcome students of all ages and levels of ability.
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  • CG Piano Tutoring

    CG Piano Tutoring

    Chicago, IL · Calvin Gresl

    With piano teaching it takes a dedicated, organized passionate teacher to give the student the true full musical experience possible. Easily students are shied away from a potential life changing skill and activity, due to a lack of passion from the teacher. I enjoy instilling a self motivated desire to create music, spreading my continuously growing passion for classical piano music, and spreading knowledge from the basics of piano, musical building blocks, and the understanding of theory, ear training, sight singing all the way through self composition, to give the students the keys to suc
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  • Shihui's Piano Lessons

    Shihui's Piano Lessons

    芝加哥, IL · Shihui Yin

    Pianist Shihui Y. just completed her BM degree in piano at Oberlin Conservatory, studying with Alvin Chow. During the years at Oberlin, she was the winner of The Arthur Dann Senior Piano Competition. She also performed in masterclasses with Asaf Zohar, Julian Martin, and Jeremy Denk among others. Shihui is also very interested in contemporary music. She not only played in contemporary music ensembles as a pianist, but also studied music composition in Oberlin Conservatory with composer Lewis Nielson, and had her own pieces performed in different concerts. She just gave her own composition co
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  • Rudolph Gartner Piano Instructor

    Rudolph Gartner Piano Instructor

    Chicago, IL · Rudolph Gartner

    Hello. My name is Rudolph Gartner, and I have played the piano for over 40 years, on and off, since I was 9 years old. I didn't become very diligent in my piano practicing until I was in my late 30s and early 40s, although I always loved piano and music in general. I guess it takes some of us longer to settle down and become serious about the things we love and care for. I have now taught private piano lessons for 12 years in the Chicago area, again on and off, but definitely on for the last 4 years. I have taught piano lessons to children as young as 4 years old and to adult students who ar
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  • Clovis Bordeaux Piano Studio

    Clovis Bordeaux Piano Studio

    Chicago, IL · Clovis Bordeaux

    Khinuu is lifetimes of musical love and experience. The present moment brings all forces together to create a cosmiagical explosion on the world vibe groove. Future generations will ask "How did they make their music sound so GOOD!?"

  • Maxwell Music Lessons

    Maxwell Music Lessons

    Chicago, IL · Thomas Maxwell Smith

    I'm a college graduate that has been teaching music since 2010 graduation. I also have many connections in many industries that may further someone's elses career; as well as mine.  

  • Daniel Crespo Piano Lessons

    Daniel Crespo Piano Lessons

    Chicago, IL · Daniel Crespo

    I teach any style of music to all ages. My goal is to teach students to play pieces they really want to play - pieces that excite them. I am 24 years old and I have been teaching piano for 9 years both privately and in classroom settings. I am calm, patient, and attentive. Some of my favorite composers are Chopin, Debussy, Rachmaninov, and Gerswhin. Some of my favorite bands are Radiohead and Fleet Foxes. I encourage all my students to share their favorite music with me.
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  • Tad Suzuki Piano Studio

    Tad Suzuki Piano Studio

    Chicago, IL · Tad Suzuki

    The goal of my studio is to teach the students how to enjoy obtaining the skill of being able to create beautiful melodies from playing the piano in a way that is most rewarding and effective for them. I will coach and guide you to the feelings of accomplishment and joy that come with learning how to play beautiful music on the piano. My studio is located in the heart of Chicago's Loop. I have been teaching classical piano music as well as improvisations for cocktail lounge style piano music. I'm looking forward to teaching any age students, beginner to advance levels. My lessons include
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  • Merry Music Makers

    Merry Music Makers

    Chicago, IL · Camille McClain

    We offer private lessons in those instruments from the best teachers around in guitar, violin, piano, voice, and ukulele. These teachers have been hand selected by us for not only their amazing musicianship, but also their knowledge of teaching young children. Let's be honest, there are MANY good music teachers out there who can teach beginners, but it takes a special touch to deal with the youngest, budding musicians who may need help focusing on the lesson while also getting silly and having fun with it! On top of that, our teachers have all kinds of advanced degrees and perform in groups an
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  • Yuen Yee's Music Studio

    Yuen Yee's Music Studio

    Chicago, IL · Yuen Yee Richardson

    Yuen Yee is an active music instructor and performer currently located in Chicago, IL. She held a Master's degree in Music Performance from Roosevelt University. Yuen Yee has been teaching Clarinet, Saxophone and Piano for more than 7 years to hundreds of students from age 5 to adult in both private and classroom settings. Her students had won several music competitions and auditions to youth bands. She believe every child and adult can play and enjoy music. Her goal is to bring music into your life and help her students to build interest and professionalism in music performing.
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  • South Loop Piano Lessons

    South Loop Piano Lessons

    Chicago, IL · Holly Kennedy

    Each student enters piano lessons with different interests, needs and goals. A four year old starting lessons for the first time will have very different needs than a 67 year old revisiting piano after several years hiatus. We make it a priority to get to know you on a personal level and to become familiar with your interests, strengths, challenges and goals. We do not treat every student the same in terms of what and how we teach.  Each student is an individual and we work with you to create a plan that fits your needs and musical preferences. At the first lesson your teacher will a
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  • Piano Lessons With Elizabeth Fleisher

    Piano Lessons With Elizabeth Fleisher

    Chicago, IL · Elizabeth Fleisher

    I have been teaching for over 45 years, beginning in Chicago in the 1960s in Hyde Park and then moving to Columbus, Ohio where I have taught individual and class piano lessons. I welcome students from very young beginners to retired adults who wish to further their musical skills. I believe that everyone can learn and enjoy music. I feel for many people it is a release from the stresses of daily life and a chance to develop skills that allow them to express their creative side. Having been very fortunate to have some of the best teachers in London, England where I did my undergraduate work,
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  • Pilsen Suzuki Insitute

    Pilsen Suzuki Insitute

    Chicago, IL · Maribel Tagle

    Born in Mexico City, started piano lessons at age four. In 1993 she enrolled in the pre-college program at the State of Mexico Music Conservatory. She received her Bachelor's degree with honors. She has performed in important concert venues in Mexico, the United States, and Canada, including, the National Center of the Arts and the National University’s Cultural Center in Mexico City. She has been a finalist and prize winner in several competitions and has held grants and scholarships from different cultural and government institutions.  Her interest in teaching led her to complete a Piano Ped
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  • Ionita Piano Studio

    Ionita Piano Studio

    Chicago, IL · Farren Ionita

    "The happiest people are those who think the most interesting thoughts. Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good company, good conversation, are the happiest people in the world. And they are not only happy in themselves, they are the cause of happiness in others." - William Lyon Phelps

  • Ivory & Maple

    Ivory & Maple

    Chicago, IL · Gabriel Sagewalker

    Ivory & Maple is a private piano instruction company based in Lincoln Park in Chicago, IL. Our goal is to provide a premium piano education where students can flourish and excel. Students partake in a curriculum of challenging short-term goals that foster improvement and advancement. Each success encourages the students to keep up their efforts and gives them the confidence to take on greater challenges. Students master increasingly difficult pieces as they become fluent in music theory and develop solid technical fundamentals. As the students' abilities increase, they progress toward mastery
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Chicago Piano Lessons

(9 reviews)

Four Helpful Tips for Choosing the Right Piano Teacher in Chicago
Taking piano lessons is a great way to develop a new skill and hone your musical talents, and learning from a private instructor ensures that you follow a trusted learning method and receive the necessary individualized attention to improve. However, there are tons of piano teachers across the Chicago area listed on -- so how do you know which one to choose? If you're thinking about signing up for piano lessons in Chicago, check out the list below. It contains four helpful tips for ensuring that you choose the piano instructor that's right for you.

1. Make a list of goals.
If you've decided to take piano lessons, sit down and make a list of what you want to get out of the lessons. Some students simply want to learn a basic understanding of the instrument and develop a hobby. Others want to perform at recitals, join piano ensembles or use it as a social activity. Clarify your goals before you search, then look for teachers whose philosophies and instruction practices align with what you want. Teachers in Chicago on vary in teaching philosophy and style, and you should choose an instructor who has experience helping people reach the same goals that you are hoping to.

2. Be clear about commitments.
Learning piano is not easy, and it requires a good deal of time and effort beyond just the time you spend in classes with your teacher. Before you choose a teacher, evaluate how much time you will actually have to commit to piano. Will you have time to practice for at least an hour a day, or will your busy schedule only permit a few practices per week? Many piano teachers have strict guidelines of what they ask from their students, and you want to ensure that you'll be able to give a sufficient amount of time and energy to whoever you are working with.

3. Talk to the teachers.
Once you've found teachers in Chicago that you are interested in working with, do not be afraid to reach out to teachers with any questions. offers students the ability to reach potential teachers by message, and they should take advantage of the opportunity to get to know teachers a little bit better and have any questions answered before the sign up.

4. Try them out.
If you think you have found a piano teacher you would like, schedule a lesson or two to see how you work together in person. It's not always easy to know how two people will click until they meet! Then, if you're happy with the lessons, stick with your teacher. If not, however, go back to and try again. Learning piano can be a rewarding experience, so you want to ensure that you find the instructor will best nurture and guide you along the way.

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