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The Orland  Centre For Music Performance

The Orland Centre For Music Performance

5.0 (21)
Sheer technique is necessary but insufficient to play an instrument well. Aural skills, that include the study of functional tonality and voice-leading are important factors that impart musicality. This is of great import if the prospective musician wants the audience to truly enjoy his or her performance! Music Director of the Chicago Philharmonia Orchestra since 1985, Farobag has also served as Managing Director of the University of Chicago Performing Artists Series from 1989 through 2002 and principal conductor of its resident professional ensembles. A skilled interpreter of Baroque literature as well, Farobag continues in his capacity as ... View Profile
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Star Music Studio

Star Music Studio

5.0 (8)
With over 15 years of experience and a Masters Degree in music education, I offer instruction in a wide variety of styles. I am also a professional vocalist and actress in Chicago and bring my decades of performing experience to my lessons. 
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Maestro Scott Arkenberg, Piano Teacher And Coaching

Maestro Scott Arkenberg, Piano Teacher And Coaching

5.0 (7)
I am a long time professional musician located in Chicago. I have studied with Herman Shapiro at DePaul University and Malcolm Hamilton at USC in Los Angeles. I am presently a school Music Teacher for PreK through 8th grade.
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Allegro Piano Studio

Allegro Piano Studio

5.0 (7)
Piano lessons for all ages from beginner to advanced! Affordable lessons just $15! Taught by experienced instructors! Contact for scheduling information!
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Ivana Bukvich, Piano , Accompaniment And  Musicianship Classes

Ivana Bukvich, Piano , Accompaniment And Musicianship Classes

5.0 (6)
I have been playing piano and accompanying students and choirs since the age of 5, and was lucky to receive a very substantial, classically based training as a child, for ten years, after which I entered Conservatory in Belgrade, Serbia, to study piano performance with Arbo Waldman.I was a Teaching Assistant during that time as well as when I arrived in Indiana University to study with Alexander Toradze.After completing M.M., I was teaching in Chicago, at Columbia College, Sherwood Music School, where I was Head of Piano Department for ten years, involved in all stages of student development.I always loved performing and discov ... View Profile
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Piano And Theory Lessons With Ms Fernando

Piano And Theory Lessons With Ms Fernando

5.0 (5)
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. Until recently, I was the Trinity representative for Chicago, and was formerly the Chicago representative for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (London) I was on the piano ... View Profile
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Atheerian Piano

Atheerian Piano

5.0 (4)
Flexibility  Professionalism  Punctuality  Friendly  Ethics Honesty Elite Customer Service  Eloquency  Extraordinary Customer Service  Powerful Communication 
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EMMA - Elite Mobile Music Academy

EMMA - Elite Mobile Music Academy

5.0 (4)
I have been involved in all aspects of the music industry for about 30 years. I have been a succesful professional song writer, piano/keyboard player, producer, arranger , piano/keyboard, voice and acoustic guitar instructor all of my adult life and I am still activily involved in the music business both as a performer/recording artist and educator. I am currently the chief piano and voice instructor at MIDWEST MUSIC ACADEMY in Plainfield Il. I also have a roster of private students and I am looking to expand to fill the occasional gaps in my schedule. I teach all styles of piano music and provide voice training to students with a very divers ... View Profile
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Reverb Lessons

Reverb Lessons

5.0 (3)
Reverb Lessons is on a mission to make learning to play, sing or create music as easy as possible. Unlike a traditional music lesson company, Reverb Lessons has designed its customer experience around you: simply sign up online, book a time with your instructor and explore your creative side. You have the choice of taking lessons online, at the instructor's location, or at your place — whatever works best for you. All payment is taken care of head of time, so no need to worry about having cash for your lesson. Reverb Lessons puts all of its teachers through a rigorous interview process, ensuring that only the best instructors help you learn t ... View Profile
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Emily Brown's Music Lessons For The Beginner

Emily Brown's Music Lessons For The Beginner

5.0 (3)
My piano and guitar lessons will provide you with information that a lot of teachers do not share with their students. One example, how do you know which chord you should play with a particular note?
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Ms. Isabelle Violin Lessons

Ms. Isabelle Violin Lessons

5.0 (3)
I'm happy to work with students of all ability levels. I've been teaching for 15 years.
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Jeff Kowalkowski

Jeff Kowalkowski

5.0 (3)
I am a professor at DePaul Unversity School of Music, and also NEIU.  I also teach privately.
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Enjoy Piano Now

Enjoy Piano Now

5.0 (2)
SUZUKI PIANO FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES With 40 years experience, I have seen how well the Suzuki Method creates musicians who enjoy making beautiful music. Suzuki Piano involves the whole family, enriching the bonds between parents and children. For parents learning (or re-learning) piano themselves, it's a double joy - just ask the parents of my students. Learning disabilities are no limitation. The Suzuki Method is adaptable to all students - ADHD, sight- or hearing-impaired, autism, to name just a few. And you're never too old for Suzuki. The same incremental steps originally crafted for youngsters give the adult or teen beginner confidenc ... View Profile
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Julia Merchant Music

Julia Merchant Music

5.0 (2)
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 asked me to take a few of her students. From that e ... View Profile
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The Language And Music School

The Language And Music School

5.0 (2)
Our general curriculum includes a variety of challenging courses that meet or exceed state requirements (if you are following Common Core's markers). Suitable class sizes and exceptional, qualified teachers allow The Language & Music School to offer an expert-led and inclusive educational environment, while also ensuring each student receives the individualized attention and support they need. We set you up with a one on one teacher for an 8 week session ... View Profile
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Piano Lessons With Elizabeth Fleisher

Piano Lessons With Elizabeth Fleisher

5.0 (1)
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, I would like to share these experiences with my stud ... View Profile
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Instrumental Music Educator

Instrumental Music Educator

5.0 (1)
I am a certified music educator specializing in band instrument instruction. I have multiple degrees from University of Michigan and Northern Illinois University. While my professional performance skills are percussion, I am very experienced in teaching all instruments from beginning through intermediate and well beyond that in percussion. My students have ranged in age from 4 years old to 72! I believe that personality compatibility is important so I like to schedule a casual first meeting so that I and the student can get to know each other a little before committing to a first lesson. ... View Profile
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Charles Sonoda, Piano & Clarinet Lessons

Charles Sonoda, Piano & Clarinet Lessons

5.0 (1)
I am currently pursuing a graduate degree in Clarinet Performance at Northwestern University. Recently, I graduated with a BM in Music Performance and a BA in Chinese Studies from DePaul University, and I attended high school at the Interlochen Arts Academy, where I studied Clarinet, Piano, and Conducting. I am originally from Los Angeles, where I have taught privately in the summers. In the past, I have taught middle school and high school students and helped them prepare successfully for youth orchestra auditions. My current students perform with local community bands and ensembles in the Chicago area. My teaching is very much centered arou ... View Profile
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Play.Sing.Act, LLC

Play.Sing.Act, LLC

5.0 (1)
Hey All,  My name is April Vargo and here's a little bit about who I am and what I do..... I left the conventional classroom to open my own business - one that would inspire both children and adults, encourage collaboration, and allow people to grow their passions. I am passionate about music, theatre, and education. I am fortunate to get to work in the field I love while helping others do what they love. I provide opportunities to participate in music and theatre in a virtual capacity globally. I design and teach group classes and private instruction. I write curriculum for teachers to institute into their own classrooms.Play.Sing. ... View Profile
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Jane's Piano Lessons

Jane's Piano Lessons

5.0 (1)
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.
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Piano Lessons | Park Ridge | Chicago Northwest

Piano Lessons | Park Ridge | Chicago Northwest

5.0 (1)
Hello! I offer piano lessons for all ages 4 and 1/2 through adult and at every level, beginners through advanced. My students learn to make music at the piano through a comprehensive approach which meets your learning style (if an adult student) or your child's learning style. Learn more details by reading the questions section displayed here! 20+ Years Piano Teaching Experience Master of Music in Music Education, Northwestern University International Piano Pedagogy Institute, Teacher's College, Columbia University, NY, NY B.A. in Music, Piano Pedagogy, Northeastern Ilinois University My students successfully perform their music in many recit ... View Profile
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Music Of The Heart Piano Studio

Music Of The Heart Piano Studio

5.0 (1)
As the only Licensed Simply Music teacher in Chicago, you literally can't get this groundbreaking method anywhere else in the city. My goal as a teacher is to make music a companion to you for the rest of your life. Simply Music's playing-based approach to piano temporarily suspends reading music until you've developed your playing skills at the keyboard by learing a wide variety of musical styles. Yep, that means you can say goodbye to sight-reading 'mary had a little lamb', and instead, start playing great sounding classical, blues, contemporary, and accompaniment style pieces from your first lessons! Once you've mastered some playing ... View Profile
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The Art Of Piano Playing & Performing Arts  Inc.

The Art Of Piano Playing & Performing Arts Inc.

5.0 (1)
Please visit my website  for more information  www.theartofpianoplaying.com 
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Performing Arts Lessons

Performing Arts Lessons

5.0 (1)
I started classical piano when I was 6, voice lessons when I was 10, dance lessons at 12, and songwriting at 13. I now have a musical theatre degree from Columbia College Chicago! I am also a personal trainer, so my empathy and want to help others crosses over many mediums. A year from now you'll wish you had started today!!
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Classic Piano Lessons For Kids

Classic Piano Lessons For Kids

In 2011, I graduated from University of Nis, Serbia with a Bachelor's degree in General Music Pedagogy. I have been teaching private piano lessons for the last five years, in the USA and Serbia, and have been consistently teaching students in Rhythm School of Dance and Music, Niles, IL, for the last two years. I'm a very patient instructor who loves working with students. With my teaching style, students not only learn music theory and musicianship, but they also learn important skills such as self-discipline. I encourage my students to enter recitals, as well as work on composing their own music. ... View Profile
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Piano Instructor At The College Of DuPage

Piano Instructor At The College Of DuPage

Svetlana Krasnova received her Master's degree in Piano Performance and Doctor in Musical Arts degree in Collaborative Piano from the Gnesin Academy of Music ( Moscow, Russia). As an active performer Ms.Krasnova appears regularly as a soloist and a collaborative pianist in recitals and chamber music concerts in the United States as well as abroad. Ms.Krasnova has many years of teaching experience. Currently, she is Adjunct Piano Faculty at the College of DuPage, while performing various recitals in the Great Chicago area. Ms.Krasnova is also on the faculty of the summer Cremona International Music Academy, Italy. A combination of both exten ... View Profile
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Tad Suzuki Piano Studio

Tad Suzuki Piano Studio

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: - Artistic Piano Technique for All Ages and ... View Profile
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Armond Piano Teaching And Entertainment

Armond Piano Teaching And Entertainment

Hello potential student! I am glad that you chose to view MY introduction. I can teach you EVERYTHING that 'YOU' need to know about 'piano' and being a PIANIST that most schools DONT HAVE THE TIME TO teach and show you. In the past, I have played at: Churches, Funerals, Weddings, Hospitals in the last past 20 YEARS! Don't go with those music schools that OVERCOMPLICATE their music and steal money away from you providing you with little or no skill. Remember when you took MUSIC in high school, how did you feel learning piano and you had to sit there playing piano with your teacher and she took her ruler and HIT YOU or she just spoke NEGATIVE t ... View Profile
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Richardson's Music Studio

Richardson's Music Studio

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 10 years to hundreds of students from age 3 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. ... View Profile
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Jim's Piano Lessons

Jim's Piano Lessons

I have taught at the Bloom School of Jazz since 2000. Prior to that, I taught at the Oakbrook Academy of Music and Art. I also taught Intro to Music courses and directed the choir at St. Barbara High School in Chicago. I have also taught music out my home for many years. As a performer, I’ve worked with internationally recognized jazz artists, including Wynton Marsalis, Frank Catalano, Spider Saloff, Luba Mason, Bill Yancey (long-term bassist for Ella Fitzgerald), and others. I perform regularly at top jazz clubs and fine restaurants all around the Chicago area. I also enjoy performing classical music, primarily for weddings and other privat ... View Profile
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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 Lessons.com -- 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 Lessons.com 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. Lessons.com 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 Lessons.com 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.

Are you interested in signing up for piano lessons in the Chicago area? Type your e-mail and zip code into Lessons.com above, and we can help you start looking for just the right teacher and classes for you.