Kelly's Piano Instruction

Kelly's Piano Instruction

1 employee
17 years in business

About this pro

My passion is music, especially the piano.  I have taught private and group piano lessons from my home studio for 14 years.  I graduated from The University of Iowa, worked in the Corporate World for twelve years and have been teaching piano to ages 4-adult since then. 

My studio has two pianos, one a Kawai digital and the other, a Kimball acoustic.  I am a member of the ISMTA (Naperville Chapter) and have students who participate in two formal recitals, Sonata-Sonatina Festival as well as AIM testing.  I teach all types of genres as well as Theory, Music History and Composition.  

Piano is a life skill that can lead to many other instruments as well as serve as a stress reliever and provide enjoyment in many ways.

Please contact me if you are interested in discussing piano lessons.  I would love to assist you in attaining your goals!!  Thank you!!!

The diversity in my studio as well as the rewards from seeing each student progress.  I also enjoy sharing my passion for piano and music with each of my students.  

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Naperville, IL 60564
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Set up a "New Student Piano Interview" to determine compatability, test the potential student for proper method books, review Policies and Procedures as well as answer any questions.

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

BA, The University of Iowa.

Member of ISMTA (IL State Music Teachers Association) Naperville, IL Chapter.

Continued Education via:

 - Seminars

 - Conferences

 - Webinars

Marketing, Trainer, Salesperson and Manager in Consumer Products for 12 years.

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

30 Minutes = $27.00

45 Minutes = $40.50

60 Minutes = $54.00

Sonata-Sonatina Festival participants are required to take 45 minute lessons.

AIM students are required to take 60 minute lessons.

How did you get started teaching?

Friends and Neighbors via networking/word-of-mouth!

Started with 1, then 7, then 13, etc.  Have had as many as 46 students.  Like to maintain 35-40.

What types of students have you worked with?

Ages 3.5 (Preschool) - Adult

Elderly (Assisted Living Facility)

Home Schooled Students

Special Needs (Autism, etc.)


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My students testing very high on their AIM tests.  95%, 97% and 99%!

Maintaining a full studio for 14 years.

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

Interview 3-4 people.

Compare and contrast!

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?



Do they own a piano or keyboard!