Sheridan Music Studio

Sheridan Music Studio

5.0 (2)
Best of 2022
4 hires on
2 employees
19 years in business

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Highwood, IL 60040
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  • Aparna Huprikar

    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.

  • Steve

    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!

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

Bachelor of Arts, Yale University

Master of Music, Yale School of Music

DMA, Manhattan School of Music ABD.

Fontainebleau School of Music, France

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

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.

How did you get started teaching?

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.

What types of students have you worked with?

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.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

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.

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

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.