Picture of piano lessons in Bucktown

Piano Lessons & Classes in Bucktown

Find the perfect teacher or instructor in Bucktown for private piano lessons in your home or in their studio.

Featured On

Popular Piano Teachers near Bucktown

Check out some of our most popular teachers near Bucktown including Elgin, Des Plaines, Arlington Heights, Woodridge and Orland Park.

Showing 10 of 200+ results View More

About James H.

Close
Chicago, IL

View Full Profile

My main goal is to help aid my students explore their own musical interests in a way that allows them to excel in their overall proficiency and deepen their love of music/piano.

Many of my students ask for a song to play and I pick it out and make an arrangement that will focus on a particular technical issue. In this way I believe Coldplay can be as instructive as Beethoven, depending on the student and his/her interests.

About James
BA, University of Pittsburgh, Music
MA DePaul University, Jazz Performance

I have over 10 years of teaching experience. I loved every one of them. I do consider myself a passionate educator and a patient instructor. I had been blessed to have received masterful instruction from brilliant, warm teachers in my own training and so I do understand firsthand the value in kind and passionate education.

My theory of practice is to build a lesson plan with each student individually. A major goal for me is to present information in a way that can empower the student to identify their own interests. Ultimately we'll get to a place where the student can persue their growth independently.

Music is a very personal journey. To recognize it as such is the first victory.

My bio:
Jim is a pianist/instructor who is based in the greater Chicag
oland area. Jim began his professional performing career since he was sixteen when he started playing the city's finest clubs. Jim has performed with seasoned greats such as: Ira Sullivan, Mark Whitfeild, Cladio Roditi, Donald Harrison, Antonio Hart, Jimmy Owens, Abe Laboriel, Rodger Humphries, Cecil Bridgewater, Yotam Silberstein, Ron Affif, Alexander King, and John Moulder. His debut album "Explosion" is out on Delmark Records features columbia recording artist Frank Catalano and jazz legend Richie Cole . Jim's second album, "Blue Skies," is also on Delmark records and features two legends of jazz Ira Sullivan and Roger Humphries. He  has studied under two Art Blakey Jazz Messenger Alumni: Dr Nathan Davis--who's performed with everyone from Herbie Hancock to Benny Golson; and Dr. Leon Lee Dorsey who was an active member of Lional Hampton's big band for several years, recorded with the likes of Freddie Hubbard and is an active member of Hilton Cruiz's trio. Jim is the recipient of the Pitt-Mellon BNY jazz scholarship for outstanding performance and composition.
As a composer Jim has had quite a volume of original material spanning a wide array of styles performed by musicians such as PSO members (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra), and Pittsburgh-based Alia Musica. Jim's expertise spans classical--both old and modern, Jazz--both old and modern, modern popular styles such as rock, hip-hop, funk; and the intersections of these three camps, classical, jazz, and popular styles, which seem to be the direction of the 21st century.

*** Lesson Details ***
Beginning to professional jazz piano, and basic musicianship piano
---beginning Reading and notating music,
---basic Tone recognition and sight singing and ear training
---basic to advanced Technical Facility--this includes right and left hand independence and rhythmic dexterity, fluid technique

*** Specialties ***
basic piano musicianship including: reading and notating music, piano technique and coordination; jazz piano, jazz improvisation for piano or players of any instrument with sufficient technical facility, ear training, piano technique, a wide range of advanced theory, composition, jazz history
...
Reviews
Silhouette-80
JuliaN September 23, 2011
· ·
Mom of 11 yr old student

James has been friendly, helpful and very knowledgable. My daughter wanted to quit before meeting James. She has some experience but has a ways to go and I think James is just the guy to help her get there!...WITH a smile on her face!
View Details
View Profile

James H.

Chicago, IL 60626
(1)
starting at
$29 / 30-min

About Shannon A.

Close
Brookfield, IL

View Full Profile

Piano was my first instrument. I have been playing for about 20 years and enjoy sharing my love of the instrument with others.

About Shannon
Hello, and thank you for checking out my profile! My name is Shannon and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching music since 2007 and have loved helping my students achieve their greatest potential. I went to New York University and earned a degree in vocal performance in 2011. I love working with children and adults of all ages. I offer lessons in voice, piano, and ukulele. Whether you are looking to start a new instrument for fun or you'd like to play a little more seriously, I can help you! I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
...
View Details
View Profile

Shannon A.

Brookfield, IL 60513
starting at
$30 / 30-min

About Graham H.

Close
Chicago, IL

View Full Profile

You can play what you can hear. I work on developing the student's mental concept of how a particular piece of music might sound. This solid musical thinking translates into a reliable technique. Technique should come naturally and should not be overly thought, but I will explain what seems to work for me and analyze the student's playing.

Beginning students start with a method such as the well-known 'Piano Adventures'. Lessons should include some study of theory. More advanced students will work on progressively more demanding literature.

My adult students say I am insightful.

About Graham
I am a musician with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance. I studied with Philip Thomson, Laura Silverman, Douglas Hicks, and the late Eugene Mancini. I have experience teaching young children, older adults, and those in between. I am patient and encouraging.

I am available to teach in the student's home or online.

Piano studies overview:

You can play what you can hear. My students have a well-rounded approach towards musicianship and playing. Lessons should include theory, ear training, etc. to ensure that students understand what they are playing. I progress students carefully.

Beginning students might start with a method such as the well-known 'Piano Adventures' by Faber and Faber. More advanced students will work on progressively more demanding literature.

In a piano lesson, we will cover many different aspects of p
laying. The student and I will analyze a new piece of music in various ways while coming up with an idea of how it sounds. I will play the piece and make practice suggestions. The student will play prepared pieces, and I will make suggestions. I value spontaneity.

My adult students say I am insightful.
...
Reviews
Silhouette-80
barbara June 3, 2016
· Piano · In home
Extremely dedicated, patient and caring teacher.
Silhouette-80
Bob Craven September 19, 2015
· Piano · Online
Excellent teacher.
Silhouette-80
Race J. May 20, 2015
· Piano · In home
It was wonderful!! I could not haves asked for it to go any better! Graham was awesome with my son who has aspergers. Can't wait for the next lesson! Thank you Graham!
View Details
View Profile

Graham H.

Chicago, IL 60614
(3)
starting at
$30 / 30-min

About Paulette L.

Close
Streamwood, IL
View Full Profile

~ Began my approximately 14 years of piano studies at the age of 5, and besides a brief two-year break in my early teens, I have expanded my repertoire and knowledge of the piano through group classes, private lessons, and self-teaching.
~ Have been granted the opportunity to practice and perform on various styles of pianos, such as: vertical pianos (console, spinet, studio, and upright), horizontal pianos (baby grand, medium grand, and concert grand), and digital pianos.
~ Repertoire consists of: Contemporary and Modern, Classical, Holiday, Pop, and Rock.

About Paulette
Hello!

My name is Paulette L., and I am a recent graduate of Elmhurst College, which is located in the nearby suburb of Elmhurst, Illinois. In May, I earned my Bachelor's in Music Business along with minors in Communications and Spanish.

Music has played a significant role in my life since I began studying piano at the age of 5, and it continued to play this significant role after I began taking guitar lessons at the age of 10. After about 7 years of piano studies and 2 years of guitar studies, I decided to take a small break from my overall music studies and instead place my focus on my academics and additional extracurricular activities. Shortly after beginning high school, however, I started up my guitar studies again through my involvement in my Parish'€™s Young Adult Choir/Band. Shortly afterwards, during my sophomo
re year of high school to be precise, I was walking by the piano in the living room of my house and felt a small tug to sit down and try to plunk out a few measures of a slightly familiar song; ever since then, I have not been quite able to stop wanting to keep learning!

Throughout the four years I studied and enhanced my skills at Elmhurst College, I took private lessons for Piano, Classical Guitar, and Voice, and I have completed four levels of Music Theory. I am organized, hard~working, detail~oriented, accustomed to working with people of a variety of age groups and learning preferences, sociable, adaptable, easy to get along with, fair, creative, pro~active, and proficient in English and Spanish.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact TakeLessons and I wish you the best in your future music studies!

Paulette L.
...
Reviews
Silhouette-80
Robert January 27, 2019
· Piano · In studio
Paulette is very friendly, knowledgeable and patient with beginners. Her musical experience in many areas serves her students tremendously well.
Silhouette-80
John G. January 6, 2019
· Guitar · In studio
Great teacher! Very knowledgeable and enjoyable to learn from.
Silhouette-80
Linda .. January 6, 2019
· Piano · In studio
Paulette was knowledgeable and prepared for my lesson. She tailored it to my needs and objectives.
View Details
View Profile

Paulette L.

Streamwood, IL 60107
(9)
starting at
$30 / 30-min

About Jonathan R.

Close
Forest Park, IL
View Full Profile

Piano is a versatile instrument that can help you in other aspects of musical development. I've been teaching piano for over 15 years, and would love to have you on my student roster!

About Jonathan
TESTIMONIALS
"Jonathan's experience as a musician and teacher helped me advance tremendously in my ability to play guitar and understand music on a more advanced level. He's great at relating to his students and takes a genuine interest in their progress. " -Victoria L.
...
Reviews
Silhouette-80
Elijah L. June 18, 2019
· Music Theory · In home
Jonathan is nice and easy for my son to feel comfortable with. He comes to our house and makes learning easy and fun.
Silhouette-80
laura January 25, 2019
· Ukulele · In home
Very helpful instructor, great at explaining information
Silhouette-80
laura December 1, 2018
· Ukulele · In home
Great custom lesson
View Details
View Profile

Jonathan R.

Forest Park, IL 60130
(3)
starting at
$23 / 30-min
View More
View Previous

About Matt B.

Close
Chicago, IL
View Full Profile

Typically lessons start with a warm-up or exercise, which usually relates to a concept in the songs or pieces we study in the lesson. Generally I try to work on three pieces each lesson that share a concept in some way. Lessons can vary based on student goals and approach. For example, an advanced classical lesson might target specific spots in larger pieces, while a jazz/pop lesson might deal with hand positioning for chords and ear training.

About Matt
I am a professional singer who has proficiencies in piano, organ, choral directing, musical analysis, and ear training/playing by ear. I currently teach both high school and college students.
...
Reviews
Silhouette-80
Megan K. December 3, 2018
· Vocal Training · In studio
Just starting lessons with Matt, but he seems very to have great knowledge about how to teach students to grow in their vocal skills. He is very enthusiastic and positive, but honest in his assessment of skills which is important to vocalists who truly WANT to improve their skills. The initial lesson experiences have been really beneficial. Looking forward to continuing lessons with Matt!
Thumb_171438_pi_tlnow_5caba47804cba
Humberto M. April 18, 2018
· Singing · In studio
He’s an excelent VOICE TEACHER
Thumb_171438_pi_tlnow_5caba47804cba
Humberto M. October 7, 2017
· Singing · In home
Excellent voice teacher
View Details
View Profile

Matt B.

Chicago, IL 60647
(4)
starting at
$30 / 30-min

About Eric H.

Close
Chicago, IL
View Full Profile

It's NEVER too late to start learning piano.

I focus on the fundamentals (technique, sightreading, playing by ear) to prepare all my students to tackle any pieces they want, whether it's classical, pop, jazz, ragtime.

About Eric
I enjoy sharing my love of music by helping others embark on their musical journeys. I am a strong supporter of using a combination of aural training and sightreading to boost musicality and finesse.

In the past 6 years, I have taught students of all ages, ranging from children to seniors. You are never ever too old to learn the piano. You may not be the next Chopin, but with practice and dedication, you will eventually be able to play the mass majority of piano repertoire.

Strong fundamentals (scales/chords/arpeggios) are important, but I also remember to make music fun and not boring by providing diverse selections of supplemental (pop/ragtime/blues) pieces.
...
Reviews
Silhouette-80
Samantha April 2, 2019
· Classical Piano · Online
🤩🤩🤩
Silhouette-80
Ella H. March 17, 2019
· Piano · In studio
My daughter Ella says she has a great piano teacher and She learned a lot from Eric.
Silhouette-80
Matt July 4, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Eric's a fantastic mentor and passionate about all genres of music!
View Details
View Profile

Eric H.

Chicago, IL 60661
(23)
starting at
$29.75 / 31-min

About Felicia B.

Close
Dundee, IL
View Full Profile

I have worked with beginning and intermediate level piano students for the last 5 years. Several students have been with me from their first Alfred's book and continues on until they have almost graduated the entire program. When students are ready, I add Suzuki method to their lessons.

About Felicia
I graduated with a bachelors in music education at Western Illinois University in 2012. At the university I received talent grants to play in the symphony orchestra as a violinist, I also sang in the school of music top choir. After graduating I immediately was offered a position at a music studio in Geneva and have been successfully working for them for the last 5 years. For the last 3 years I have worked at a middle school in Elmhurst as a choir director and also was the vocal director for 3 musicals and head director for 2 plays. I have background with special education students from ages 5-13.

Although I am primarily a violinist and vocalist I also teach up to intermediate in piano, viola, cello, and acoustic guitar at the music studio. I believe that it is important for the student to be able to learn music theory at their skill l
evel, problem solving, and also enjoying what they play. Beginning lessons will give students a strong foundation of their instrument but adding on solo music.
...
Reviews
Silhouette-80
Les June 26, 2019
· Ukulele · In studio
She asked me what I wanted to learn and assisted me in a very patient way, and showed me the correct way of strumming and whatever else that was needed. A very good start.
Thumb_160469_pi_tlnow_5c56eea7da408
Alyson June 18, 2018
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Felicia is a great teacher! We work well together, she asks how I want to learn and she helps me to understand what I’m learning! As an adult learner, it helps that she can modify my lesson to suit my specific needs. I think this will be a great partnership!!
Silhouette-80
Autumn March 18, 2018
· Viola · In studio
Felicia has truly helped me improve on the viola. From spotting my wrong bow hold to making sure that I am absolutely positive on where the fingerings are for the key, she has most definetly improved my playing over all and is helping me advance past most of my peers in my school orchestra.
View Details
View Profile

Felicia B.

Dundee, IL 60118
(6)
starting at
$35 / 30-min

About Maria S.

Close
Chicago, IL
View Full Profile

I am a classical pianist and pedagogue with over 14 years of teaching experience and a doctoral degree in piano performance and pedagogy.

I work with students of various ages and levels. Some of my primary goals as a teacher are to help students develop a deeper love and appreciation for music and music making, as well as a greater learning autonomy.

Depending on student's personal goals and progress, I will encourage participation in studio classes, recitals, competitions and/or other performance opportunities. I offer lessons in English, Russian, and Romanian.

About Maria
Maria Sumareva holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the Frost School of Music (University of Miami), as well as undergraduate and graduate degrees in piano performance from Rowan University and Indiana University - Bloomington.

She has been heard as a soloist and collaborative artist in Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Romania, Germany, Hungary, and the United States. Her solo and chamber music repertory reflects her versatile musical interests spanning from Baroque to newly composed works.

Sumareva has received numerous awards at national and international competitions in Europe and the United States. Winning the 2013 Graduate Presser Music Award at the University of Miami made possible her recording debut with “The 35 Keyboard Sonatinas by J.A. Benda” (the first recording of the complete set)
, released on Élan Recordings in 2015. She is the co-founder and current Chair of Board of Directors of Kaleidoscope MusArt, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting classical music as a comprehensive and dynamic art form by working with emerging artists and composers to present new, rarely-heard, and well-known works.
...
View Details
View Profile

Maria S.

Chicago, IL 60618
starting at
$60 / 45-min

About Brando C.

Close
Oak Park, IL

View Full Profile

-

About Brando
Brando Fermi Crawford is the Founder and Director of International Mansion in Oak Park. By registering here you will either be paired with Brando or one of his 30 associates. We cannot wait to take you to the next level here at our school.
...
View Details
View Profile

Brando C.

Oak Park, IL 60302
starting at
$52 / 30-min

How it Works

From finding the perfect teacher to managing payments, scheduling and tracking your progress, we take care of all the details, so you can focus on learning. Learn More

Search for a teacher

Compare hundreds of teachers based on the criteria that matter to you, including background checks, age and experience.

Schedule your lessons

When you've found the perfect match, schedule your lessons online using the teacher's real-time availability.

Connect with your teacher

Your teacher will welcome you with a personalized curriculum to meet your specific goals and you'll be able to manage your entire schedule through our free online account.

Average Cost of Piano Lessons in Bucktown

The average cost of 60-minute piano lessons in Bucktown is $62. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $50 and $75 per hour.

30-min $30
 
$35 average
$45
45-min $40
 
$51 average
$60
60-min $50
 
$62 average
$75

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute piano lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute piano lessons are 18% less expensive at $51, and 30-minute lessons cost 44% less at $35.

Curious how much piano lessons cost in your area? Do a quick search to get local prices for the best piano teachers near Bucktown.

Piano Lesson Reviews from Students

Students are raving about their Piano instructors on TakeLessons. Check out some of these recent reviews.

And they're not alone!

Our teachers have taught

2 , 9 6 3 , 3 3 4

lessons and counting!

Free Piano Lessons with an Expert Teacher

Learn how to play the piano in these video tutorials from a professional piano teacher!

Have you always wanted to play the piano? We’re here to help! Get started with these 20 video tutorials hosted by San Diego, CA piano teacher Jordan M, one of our expert instructors with TakeLessons.com. In this free video series, you’ll get an introduction to the instrument and learn a few easy exercises to get you reading music and understanding rhythm!

Play-button
Video #1:
Intro to the Piano

Intro to the Piano: Learn about the parts of the piano and how to find the all-important Middle C.

Video #2:
Piano Basics

Learn about proper posture, hand placement, and other beginner essentials.

Video #3:
Reading Piano Notes

Learn about the treble and bass clefs, and tips for remembering the notes on the piano.

Video #4:
Time and Key Signatures

Learn what all those sharps and flats really mean, and how to decode your music.

Video #5:
Understanding Rhythm

Follow along to master quarter notes, quarter rests, and half rests.

 

Sign up below to get free access to all 20 videos in the piano lesson series!

Thank you for your submission.

Recent Articles from the Blog

Whether you're just starting out or a seasoned pro, check out the articles on our blog.

Infographic: 11 Tips for Improving Your Conversational Spanish

Infographic: 11 Tips for Improving Your Conversational Spanish

Whether you're learning Spanish for business or just for fun, your end goal is most likely to communicate with others -- not just stare at a textbook! And to do this, you'll need to practice listening and talking with real people. Here, Spanish tutor Joan B. shares some tips, and where to find conversational Spanish lessons...  Ready to start speaking in Spanish with confidence? The following tips include creative ways to practice your Spanish in social settings and in your commu …

Infographic: 11 Tips for Improving Your Conversational Spanish
Whether you're learning Spanish for business or just for fun, your end goal is most likely to communicate with others -- not just stare at a textbook! And to do this, you'll need to practice listening and talking with real people. Here, Spanish tutor Joan B. shares some tips, and where to find conversational Spanish lessons...  Ready to start speaking in Spanish with confidence? The following tips include creative ways to practice your Spanish in social settings and in your commu
Japanese Expressions: 10 Famous Idioms & Quotes (English meanings)
Famous Japanese quotes, sayings, and idioms are fun for beginners to learn and practice. You're probably already familiar with the many idioms in English, such as "Don't count your chickens before they hatch" and "Don't put all your eggs in one basket." Using such phrases in everyday conversation will help you sound like a native Japanese speaker, but you have to be sure you're using them in the right context and setting. Here, we'll share 10 famous Japanese quotes and the meanings behind
How to Improve Sight Reading Skills on the Piano
If you really want to advance your piano playing, mastering the art of sight reading can take you far. But if you're struggling, don't worry. Although some people have a more natural ability to pick up a piece of music and play it sight unseen, the good news is that sight reading is a skill you can improve upon with practice--and even teach yourself from scratch. In fact, there are basic things you can do every day that will improve your dexterity and translate to your piano skills. Try t
Video: 10 Wedding Dance Moves You Need to Know
It's almost summer, and you know what that means... wedding season! June is typically one of the busiest months for weddings, so don't be surprised if you find yourself bouncing from one celebration to the next. Weddings can be tons of fun, but what if you're dreading the dance floor? Don't worry - we're here to help. The video below will run through the 10 essential dance moves to practice in front of the mirror before you don your wedding wear. And just remember: you're supposed to make a fool
11 More Awesome Music Apps for Drummers
When you're learning drums, it's important to find fun and easy ways to practice on the go. Grab your smartphone because here, Edmond, OK drum instructor Tracy D. shares her picks for the best mobile apps for drummers... App developers have certainly made great tools available for musicians, and a few fantastic apps for drummers. So whether you're a beginner or an intermediate drummer, here are 11 smartphone apps you should download, now! Drum Set apps These smartphone apps

Why TakeLessons?

Play-button

Are You a Teacher?

Find out how TakeLessons can help you grow and manage your business

Learn More