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Susan M.

9 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $125
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 8 to 88
  • Teaching since 1984
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Susan M.

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Expert Piano Instruction by Ivy-League and Conservatory Trained Steinway Artist, for serious students ages 10-18 years old and adults.

About Susan

Study Classical Piano with an International Steinway Artist! Learn to play the piano, duo piano and chamber music or be accompanied and coached for your recital or audition with Susan M. I offer premium quality musical instruction and stress the importance of a sound foundation which includes the

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Aparna
Susan is not only an accomplished musician, but she is also an amazing teacher and mentor. She elevated my daughter’s musicianship and helped her find her true potential as a classical pianist. My daughter’s success as a competitive pianist is due to Susan’s instruction, encouragement, and guidance. When we started lessons with Susan, we struck gold!
John
Susan is an experienced concert pianist with world-class expertise in the instrument, yet she is also an approachable educator + coach who has done a great deal to advance my technique and interpretation. I’m glad to have found her. Advanced pianists will be pleased to find someone who can help raise their game even further, but regardless of your skill level, I don’t think you’ll regret signing up with her.
Patricia C.
Susan was a PERFECT match for me. I really hate leaving her great knowledge. She has poured out to me her expert knowledge. Unfortunately, I am unable to continue. Susan is a teaching jewel to be cherished.
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Bill L.

37 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $24
  • Speaks Mandarin Chinese, English
  • Teaches students 5 to 80
  • Masters in Computer Science (Machine learning/Artificial Intelligence) from Georgia Tech
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Bill L.

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First time playing piano? Resuming after years or decades of not playing the piano? No matter your age or experience, you can always learn and improve!

I have close to 10 years of tutoring experience, helping children and adults embrace piano and music.

I recommend just starting with a single lesson to see if we are good fits for each other and start a roadmap to progress toward your goals! My rates is for a one-off session, so it is extremely negotiable if we work together regularly.

About Bill

I have always been a self-studier my entire life. Being able to learn with just books and your brain is a crucial skill to have. However, I know not everyone (and sometimes even myself) have the discipline and motivation to keep going during hard times. Or maybe the teacher/professor is not the best

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Daiqing
Bill is very patient and knowledgeable, explained everything clear and give great suggestions
Fjorelo
Intelligent and very good at explaining, he manages to make you understand what is best for you and good at advising you.
highly recommended!!!
Anthony
My son loves his class! Bill teaches well to my 9 year old, my son understands him, has fun and is learning so much. I couldn't be happier.
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Dora H.

42 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Bulagarian, Russian, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 to 80
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Dora H.

42 Reviews
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Music is my passion and I believe everyone can learn regardless of what level they are in. I'm here to help you advance in your musical journey!

About Dora

*** Studio Equipment *** Living room w/ piano and seating for parents *** Specialties *** Piano and voice, musical theater and classical music.

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Pradhan
Absolutely delightful, encouraging. I was a little nervous to sing but she brought it out of me. And she has a beautiful voice herself.
Raiden R.
Dora was so very nice, but she had a cat in the house and me and my son are allergic. I would’ve liked to be warned there was gonna be animals. I didn’t say anything because I felt bad she was so nice.
Jason
Dora is a fantastic teacher. I can already see major improvements to my voice after just a few lessons!
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Andrew J.

2 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $39
  • Music Composition from Chicago Collage of performing Arts
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches Beginner
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Andrew J.

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Hello prospective students! The most important things are I love music and I work for you. I have a bachelor's degree in music composition and a piano performance minor from the Chicago College of Performing Arts.

I teach all ages from beginner to intermediate students. Lessons are catered to the goals of each student, no two lessons the same.

For young beginners I teach rhythm and pith and focus on ways to get them excited about music.

for older/intermediate students I offer lessons on piano performance, music theory and history, music composition and recording.

I believe that my job as teacher is to help you define your goals and achieve them. I am excited to teach piano performance, music theory and music history. I also have 5 years of professional recording experience for those who are interested in recording techniques and the industry. My philosophy towards teaching is spending ample time building a concrete foundation with core concepts to then build on. Please contact me ...

About Andrew

I am a graduate from the Chicago College of Performing Arts Conservatory with a Bachelor of Music Composition and a minor in piano performance. I have been playing piano and flute since 2006 and started composing/song writing in 2009. That passion drove me through collage to get my degree. While

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Elizabeth W.
Andrew teaches both my 8-year-old daughter (a beginner), as well as my 11-year-old daughter, who has been playing for several years. Aside from being highly competent, he makes the lesson stress-free, and fun for my children. We have opted, in the interim, to keep the lessons online, and Andrew has gone out of his way to ensure my girls feel engaged and excited about playing piano. I would highly recommend him as an instructor capable of handling all levels and abilities.
Anya, John H.
Great with my young kids, Andrew was easily able to hold their attention and we're looking forward to more lessons.
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Jesus G.

21 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Awarded Scholarship to study a Bachelors degree in piano pewrformance. from Conservatory of Mexico state.
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Jesus G.

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A solid, artistic, and flexible piano technique from the beginning. One of the fundamental parts in learning to play piano is to learn the basics of piano technique, which includes proper posture of the body when sitting to play piano, proper fingers, hands, and arms position. The development of the arm and hand flexibility in order to learn the legato and staccato performance from the beginning of the piano studies.

Throughout my 20 years of teaching experience I have developed different methods for children and adults to build a flexible and artistic piano technique that has worked with all my students.

The proper use of the arm rotation, wrist flexibility and how the wrists and arms help to lead the direction of the phrases are fundamentals to attain a beautiful and rich tone .

About Jesus

Jesus has more than 20 years experience teaching piano and 10 years teaching the Suzuki piano method, with dozens of his students playing successfully in recitals, competitions, and auditions around the Chicago area. He completed his Masters of Music in Piano Performance with a scholarship from

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Johnathan B.
Jesus is really good. I really enjoy my time learning with him
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Tereza M.
Great teacher! Knowledgeable and patient
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Rebecca G.

39 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $43
  • Speaks Italian, German, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Rebecca G.

39 Reviews
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My goal as a piano teacher is to help you play what you want with ease! Piano lessons consist of technique such as scales chords arpeggios etc, repertoire, and music theory! I'm also open to working on songwriting, improvisation, or just about anything! :) If you have any questions feel free to contact me or sign up for a free trial TakeLessons Live to get a feel for my teaching style!

About Rebecca

My name is Rebecca and I am a Classical/Indie singer/pianist living in Chicago! I have been teaching since 2017 and love working with all ages and levels of singers and pianists. My goal when teaching a student is to be a resource to help them reach their full musical potential by setting realistic

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Lilly
Wonderful teacher!
Nora
My daughter had a wonderful experience and is looking forward to continuing!
Cortez *.
I felt like it was the best experience that I could have with a teacher in the subject that I wanted

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Average Cost of Piano Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute piano lessons in Chicago is $76. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $55 and $125 per hour.
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"Melodie is a great instructor—very patient and encouraging. She knows how to make songs simpler or more complex to meet you at your level."
Melanie
Took Piano lessons from Melodie B.
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"An amazing teacher that helps you progress as a performer. Piano has been such a fun instrument to play and amazing considering the techniques taught by her! Her lessons are so fun as well as educational."
Kevin
Took Piano lessons from Foteini M.
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"We love Gabriel! My son has come so far in such a short time. Would definitely recommend him to my friends and family! 🤗"
Holly
Took Piano lessons from Gabriel C.
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"The best piano teacher I ever have

I started piano lessons in Hong Kong at 21 years old. I took piano lessons on and off for 5 years before I moved to the states. I am a nurse and piano is not the most easiest thing to learn. I never feel like I can truly learn and play the instrument well with most of my teachers in the past. After 20 yrs without a teacher, I decided to give piano my last attempt. By far, Mr Lacey is the best teacher. He is very patient, knowledgeable and encouraging to his students. I have learned a lot just a few lessons. I am now learning the piano first time ever without the unnecessary stress."
Meggie
Took Piano lessons from Mark L.
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"Very Encouraging and Positive

Our daughter has learned so much from Ms. Terri. She provides a truly positive, fun, and rewarding atmosphere for learning. Although not a fan of practicing, Kristen LOVES going to her lessons; and as parents, we enjoy watching her grow and become more confident with her playing. We highly recommend Ms. Terri!"
Kristen
Took Piano lessons from Terri M.
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"First lesson was a great experience. Nick is very knowledgable on his subject, and he was patient with my daughter. He engaged with her at her experience leve."
Celia
Took Piano lessons from Nick D.
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"I am about retired and decided to take piano lesson as a hobby last year. I knew nothing about playing piano and music theory. I was lucky to find Doniell as my piano teacher. She is very patient with me for not knowing anything and explains everything I need to know for that day’s lesson. She is also very flexible to work with me with my work and trip schedules. I have been with her for one year and take half hour lesson each week except when I was out of town, now I am able to play many songs and very happy with my good progress. I definitely recommended her to anyone who is interested in learning piano lessons. You will get satisfactions."
Leia
Took Piano lessons from Doniell C.
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"Jim was a great teacher. His patience and positive attitude made it easy for my wife and I to learn something new."
Lorne
Took Piano lessons from Jim T.
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"Ellie really enjoyed her first lesson with Kathy....She can't wait untill next week for another session with Kathy."
Ellie
Took Piano lessons from Kathy S.
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"Great experience. Julia very nice professional and patient. I love her teaching style."
Diana
Took Piano lessons from Julia V.
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Piano Lessons in Chicago - My Kind of Town

By Daniel K. - Chicago Piano Teacher

Warmest greetings to you from Chicago where the weather can be very cold, but the music scene will always be hot! My name is Daniel K., and I have been a music performer and instructor in this great city for over three decades, teaching Chicago piano lessons as well as playing many live and studio sessions with voice, guitar, trumpet, sax, bass, drums, and piano. My favorite pursuit is rock music, but all styles of music are readily heard throughout the area, and I am happy to sit in on a jazz ensemble, Latin group, blues band, or accompany a classic music performer.

My residence is located near Wrigley Field which is surrounded by more venues than one can count, such as The Cubby Bear, Martyr’s, Schuba’s, The Metro, The Vic Theatre,

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The Piano Man Lounge, and so many more clubs that it would be hard to visit them all in a lifetime. Nearby on Clark Street there are two famous reggae clubs, the Wild Hare and Exodus, which are adjacent to Sluggers, a club featuring Dueling Pianos every Friday night. There are several of these venues that promote this approach to piano performance that have become popular. Sometimes an unknown player displays their talents across from a famous artist, and it can be very inspiring to hear. Opportunity is almost infinite. Billy Joel and Elton John split the bill and performed two really awesome outdoor concerts at Wrigley Field recently. It was a wonderful musical experience beyond words to hear the piano resounding from the friendly confines of the ball park throughout Lakeview. I could hear it from my front porch!

Dave Matthews was also at the ball park a few months ago, and many other famous musicians performed at the summer street festivals which seem to occur all over Chicago. The Spin Doctors played on Lincoln Avenue only steps from my door! I fell in love with the Psychedelic Furs all over again when they played the House of Blues, which they seem to do almost every year. They also did a great show at Lincoln Park Zoo, and even the animals seemed to appreciate that. I really enjoy the delightful ostinato keyboard melodies that make the Furs’ music so hypnotic.

One can never tell if they will run into The Rolling Stones in some blues club, as they come here to get new ideas from the incredible blues artists Chicago is known for. I once ran into Robert Plant who was enjoying a free concert in Grant Park. I had the opportunity to catch Passion Pit at the Petrillo Shell last summer, and was amazed at the high energy keyboard sounds they implement into their music. There are also many behind the scenes music opportunities for up and coming artists in the theatre field, such as Brier Street Theatre where Blue Man Group performs regularly, or as a pit performer in shows such as Wicked.

Sometimes I enjoy just being a listener, as the quality of music here is unsurpassed anywhere. Perhaps it is the tried and true music of yesteryear, or the newest cutting edge development of fresh talent, but one may seek out their musical desires, and possibly discover something they would have never realized without exposure to the vibrant, robust music scene in Chicago. Several years ago my interest in salsa and cha cha dancing brought me to fabulous places like Café LaGuardia or The Rumba where I could dance all night while listening to the delightful passages of the Latin rhythms played on heavenly grand pianos by accomplished players.

There are endless performance opportunities on any given night in the clubs that feature open mic nights. I use these venues to showcase the talents and accomplishments of my Chicago piano students. It begins as a dreamy idea for a new student, but is soon realized with dramatically inspiring results. There are even opportunities for the younger students at shows for all ages at places like the Hideout, which can host world famous artists on one day and teenage girl bands on the next day.

It is quite rewarding for me to work with the Chicago piano students I have been fortunate enough to teach. I am happy to share my extensive experience with all of them, and take great pleasure in the accomplishments I witness, such as a seven year old girl that can play music that she reads or an eight year old boy that writes his own love songs with his electric guitar and voice. These two students may have a hit song before they finish high school! Even the radio stations are the best in the world here. My favorite station, WXRT, features local performances of new, unsigned artists every Thursday night. I have seen this entire country on tours and travel and as I wrote in one of my songs, “Chicago…is every place I’ve ever been.”

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