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  • The Orland  Centre For Music Performance

    The Orland Centre For Music Performance

    Orland Park, IL 60467

    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 literat
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    Best of 2018
  • Star Music Studio

    Star Music Studio

    Evanston, IL 60202

    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. 

  • Allegro Piano Studio

    Allegro Piano Studio

    Burbank, IL 60459

    5.0 (7)

    Piano lessons for all ages from beginner to advanced! Affordable lessons just $15! Taught by experienced instructors! Contact for scheduling information!

  • Maestro Scott Arkenberg, Piano Teacher And Coaching

    Maestro Scott Arkenberg, Piano Teacher And Coaching

    Chicago, IL 60618

    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.

  • Ivana Bukvich, Piano , Accompaniment And  Musicianship Classes

    Ivana Bukvich, Piano , Accompaniment And Musicianship Classes

    Chicago, IL 60608

    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 dev
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  • Piano And Theory Lessons With Ms Fernando

    Piano And Theory Lessons With Ms Fernando

    Chicago, IL 60615

    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 R
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  • Atheerian Piano

    Atheerian Piano

    Lincolnwood, IL 60712

    5.0 (4)

    Flexibility  Professionalism  Punctuality  Friendly  Ethics Honesty Elite Customer Service  Eloquency  Extraordinary Customer Service  Powerful Communication 

  • EMMA - Elite Mobile Music Academy

    EMMA - Elite Mobile Music Academy

    Chicago, IL 60656

    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 pro
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  • Reverb Lessons

    Reverb Lessons

    Chicago, IL 60657

    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, ensuri
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  • Ms. Isabelle Violin Lessons

    Ms. Isabelle Violin Lessons

    Chicago, IL 60657

    5.0 (3)

    I'm happy to work with students of all ability levels. I've been teaching for 15 years.

  • Julia Merchant Music

    Julia Merchant Music

    Chicago, IL 60657

    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 a
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  • Enjoy Piano Now

    Enjoy Piano Now

    North Side, IL 60641

    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 yo
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  • The Art Of Piano Playing & Performing Arts  Inc.

    The Art Of Piano Playing & Performing Arts Inc.

    Chicago, IL 60605

    5.0 (1)

    Please visit my website  for more information 

  • Jane's Piano Lessons

    Jane's Piano Lessons

    Chicago, IL 60613

    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.

  • Charles Sonoda, Piano & Clarinet Lessons

    Charles Sonoda, Piano & Clarinet Lessons

    Chicago, IL 60626

    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 Ch
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  • Piano Lessons With Elizabeth Fleisher

    Piano Lessons With Elizabeth Fleisher

    Chicago, IL 60605

    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
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    Best of 2018
  • Instrumental Music Educator

    Instrumental Music Educator

    Willow Springs, IL 60480

    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.
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  • Piano Lessons | Park Ridge | Chicago Northwest

    Piano Lessons | Park Ridge | Chicago Northwest

    Chicago, IL 60631

    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 stude
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  • Play.Sing.Act, LLC

    Play.Sing.Act, LLC

    Whiting, IN 46394

    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
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  • The Art Of Piano Playing & Performing Arts Inc.

    The Art Of Piano Playing & Performing Arts Inc.

    Chicago, IL 60605

    5.0 (1)

    Yulia Lpmanovich iis a Russian born concert pianist and distinguished piano teacher. She brings to her Piano Studio a vast wealth of teaching and performing experience which enables her to successfully introduce young performers of any level and age to the beautiful world of classical Yulia Lipmanovich is the Owner Executive Director and Founder of The Art of Piano Playing & Performing Arts Inc. and is actively teaching and performing. Yulia is recently joined the Chicago Pro Musica Chamber Group and performing with them who are All Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.. Chicago Pro M
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  • Music Of The Heart Piano Studio

    Music Of The Heart Piano Studio

    Chicago, IL 60625

    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
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  • Classic Piano Lessons For Kids

    Classic Piano Lessons For Kids

    Chicago, IL 60646

    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 ow
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  • Piano Instructor At The College Of DuPage

    Piano Instructor At The College Of DuPage

    Oak Park, IL 60302

    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
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  • Tad Suzuki Piano Studio

    Tad Suzuki Piano Studio

    Chicago, IL 60604

    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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  • Armond Piano Teaching And Entertainment

    Armond Piano Teaching And Entertainment

    Chicago, IL 60629

    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
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  • Richardson's Music Studio

    Richardson's Music Studio

    Chicago, IL 60613

    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.
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    Best of 2018
  • Jim's Piano Lessons

    Jim's Piano Lessons

    Chicago, IL 60634

    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 classi
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  • Pilsen Suzuki Insitute

    Pilsen Suzuki Insitute

    Chicago, IL 60608

    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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  • Garage Band U

    Garage Band U

    Downers Grove, IL 60515

    I have performed professionally for for more then 30 years, with extensive experience in upright and electric bass and guitar. I studied at DePaul University's School of Jazz Music and privately with Larry Gray, who plays bass with Ramsey Lewis. As a jobbing musician, I have done radio and television jingles, studio session work, a great deal of pit work and many orchestral performances, including Chicago's Orchestra Hall, the Chicago Children's Choir and several seasons with The Paducah Symphony Orchestra. My long-term band experience includes swing with The Riff Rockets, The Rhythm Rockets
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  • Ivory & Maple

    Ivory & Maple

    Chicago, IL 60614

    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

(81 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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