Piano Lesson In Your Home

Piano Lesson In Your Home

5.0 (3)
1 employee
1 years in business

About this pro

Now offering lessons in all Chicago and selected suburbs! Learn piano from a highly qualified instructor at the comfort of your own home! 

Advantages: 

1. I bring the lessons right to your door — no driving around, no bored siblings, no stress — saving time and energy 

2. I understand unexpected situations occur. I try to be flexible with my students' families. Unlike local music schools, your tuition is not charged by semester or by month. Tuition is due after each lesson, so you are not penalized by any missed lessons. 

3. Recieve instructions from a professional pianist who has degrees from a top music school, extensive teaching experiences, and a passion for piano &teaching. 

Based in Chicago, Wendy received her Bachelor's degree in piano perfromance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a four-year full scholarship. During her undergraduate years at the University of Illinois, she won the Gassman Scholarship for outstanding piano incoming freshamn and the undergraduate piano solo competition. She recieved masters degree in piano pedagogy at the University of Illinois with full scholarship and serves as a graudate teaching assistant for undergraduate students piano lessons . Wendy is currently faculty at Allegro Music and Dance Academy at Lemont. 

Wendy has formerly worked as faculty at North Central College Piano Academy, Harper College, Columbia College Chicago pre-collegiate program, and was on staff at Illinois Summer Youth Music (ISYM) camp. Wendy is experienced in teaching students of all ages and abilities. Wendy's students are eligible to participate in all Music Teachers National Association festivals, competitions, Achievement In Music (AIM) Exam, and other events. Wendy's student have recieved top marks in piano exams and festivals. 

Wendy has performed with numerous ensembles, instrumentalists and vocalists in venues such as Smith Memorial Hall at the University of Illinois and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. She has been the church pianist at Grace Methodist Church in Urbana, Apostolic Life Church in Urbana, and Chinese Word Ministries in Arlington Heights.

Teaching philosophy:

Learning piano is fun. I use different approaches with different kids to make them fall in love with piano and learn most efficiently. I take piano teaching very seriously and I feel very responsible about it. I believe each kid has his or her unique talent, and my job is to help figuring out one's greatest potential. I emphasize the building of fundamental techniques and I guarantee results. My students can progress through the materials twice and even triple times faster than students attending a private music acedemy, and with solid foundation. My hope is through my piano lessons, my students can ultimately be their own teacher one day, and be able to perform with the highest skills.

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Credentials

Lisle, IL 60532
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3 Reviews

5.0

  • Peter

    Wendy gave my 7 year old son lessons for a year before she moved to Chicago. My son loves her. She is very patient and very detailed. I highly recommend Wendy!

  • Samantha

    5 start teacher!

  • Ruth

    Wendy is a great teacher for my grand daughter. She adores her and looks forwards to lesson every week.



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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We have a trial lesson where I learn about the student's goals and current level. I also determine the appropriate learning materials for the student in the trial lesson. 


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

BM: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

MM: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Private studies with many celebrated piano teachers

Detailed training can be found on my resume. Resume is available upon request 


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

 In home piano lesson

30 min- $40

45 min- $55

60 min- $70

Additional fees apply for selected 


How did you get started teaching?

I started giving piano lessons when I was a college student at the University of Illinois. 


What types of students have you worked with?

Besides children students, I have taught college students who are very advanced. I maintained a studio of 20 adult students while I was a TA at the UofI. I have worked and I am currently working with some students with learning disabilities. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My studio rectial at the UofI. I was able to help some late beginners to successfully complete a recital and some students returning to piano after years without lessons. 


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

Look into the instructor's credential/education background. If you are learning classical music, it is very important that the instructor is a good performer as well. You want to find someone who is patient with the learner, yet not without standards. 


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