I am passionate about helping each music student reach their fullest potential- musically, personally and professionally.
Witnessing the success and progress that each of my students makes during their lessons with me is tremendously gratifying. Sharing my love for Classical Music and furthering the cause of Music by imparting a deeper appreciation for all aspects of music is my goal and mission in life- as both a performer and as a teacher.
Susan takes great pride in her students’ accomplishments. She motivates them to improve their playing and technique while instilling a strong appreciation for music. She takes time to understand a student’s strengths and weaknesses to create a successful learning experience. She has been instrumental in elevating my daughter’s piano playing and performance.
Susan Merdinger is a concert pianist and teacher extraordinaire. My piano lessons with her are productive, informative and inspirational. Every piano lesson with Ms. Merdinger is the highlight of my week!
Bachelor of Arts, Yale University
Master of Music, Yale School of Music
DMA, Manhattan School of Music ABD.
Fontainebleau School of Music, France
At this time, my rate is $125 per hour, in my home studio or downtown Chicago studio at the Fine Arts Building. Payment is usually made for blocks of 10 lessons at a time, though I will also offer a monthly payment plan. All my students, regardless of age are expected to take a minimum of 40 one-hour lessons per year.
I began teaching music at the age of 16 at a summer camp, and then continued my journey as a piano pedagogue during graduate school and after.
All ages, all levels. At present time, only accepting intermediate to advanced level students who know how to read music and have had at least five years of prior instruction.
My studio recital-parties are always fun and entertaining for students and their families and friends.
I enjoy giving MasterClasses and Performance Workshops as well
Professionally, I am an experienced concert artist, and have soloed with orchestras and performed internationally.
I am looking for dedicated students of piano, who are motivated to practice regularly and really improve their skill level and appreciation of classical piano music.