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Susan M.

4 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $125
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Artists International Young Musicians Award from Artists International
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Susan M.

4 Reviews
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Private Classical Piano Teacher

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 th

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Aparna H.
Susan's instruction and mentorship has been transformational for my daughter's evolution as a classical pianist. The depth of articulation in her performance and the musicality in her playing she owes to Susan. Susan not only teaches with real dedication, but she also inspires her students to reach and keep attaining new heights in their piano performance. She demands commitment from her students, but is always encouraging and ensures her students gain confidence and a strong foundation in music education. Susan has extensive experience in teaching and her students do very well in piano competitions.
Christopher
Susan is an outstanding pianist and teacher. She genuinely cares about the musical development of each of her students. I would highly recommend her to any serious student looking to work with a top rate teacher. It makes a difference!
Rusty
I am a 50-something-year-old business executive who began taking beginner piano lessons with Susan Merdinger almost 5 years ago.

Now, I am performing Chopin Nocturnes and Preludes and cherished works by Mozart and Beethoven to name just a few.

My Mom let me quit piano lessons in 1967 when I was growing up on the Southside of Chicago. I spent the next 45 years regretting it.

Now, as my piano teacher, Susan is inspiring me to make up for lost time.

At the end of each year, I am amazed at being able to play pieces I couldn’t have imagined performing 12 months earlier. This satisfying achievement comes only because of Susan’s character and competence as a teacher and her passion and enthusiasm to motivate me to practice 1 to 2 hours every day.

Susan is patient while maintaining very high standards with a commitment to excellence. She celebrates the progress of all her students to whom she is dedicated. While waiting for my lesson to begin, I have watched in amazement as she interacts with a full studio of very diverse students, young and old, boys and girls, beginners and advanced, even handicapped blind and autistic students. I’ve watched as she’s brought smiles to all her students after their recitals and audiences after her own concerts.

And Susan is one of the smartest persons I know who is expanding my horizons of the classical repertoire I play and appreciation of the classical music I listen to. There is a special pride to see your piano teacher perform solo or with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at historic venues in Chicago or New York City.

I am a busy executive, but my piano lesson is the highlight of the week, even if that entails a 90-minute battle in Chicagoland rush hour traffic to get to my lesson.

That’s because my life is richer with the music Susan imparts.

I can’t recommend her strongly enough.

Nathan L.

1 Review
Chicago, IL
Starting at $60
  • Speaks Mandarin
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Bachelor of Music from Northwestern University
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Nathan L.

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I have been playing piano since the age of 4 and have studied with various prestigious pianists, including John Weems, Nancy Weems, Alan Chow, and Anton Nel.

About Nathan

Current student at Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music. I have experience in cello performance, piano performance, orchestral music, and chamber music. I have studied with various prestigious music instructors and attended various music festivals, including the Interharmony Music Festi

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joseph
Ethan is a great piano teacher!
we just finished our 2nd session, and i enjoyed the lesson so much, i can’t wait to have next session.
he is passionate, detail oriented, and professional.
he is also flexible, and experimental in his teaching, eager to see me flourish, trying to get the best from me.
he has this uncanny communication skills to help me appreciate and understand more deeply a music piece i am learning.
most of all, in just 2 weeks, Ethan helped me to recover “fun” and “freedom” during my piano practice (:))
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John G.

Berwyn, IL
Starting at $40
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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John G.

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28 years of teaching experience and extensive training, including a doctoral degree in music composition. You'll enjoy learning on a vintage baby grand piano in a classic bungalow.

About John

I've been teaching privately and lecturing in the Chicago area since 1998. I offer an exceptionally deep repertoire knowledge to target the student's interests, strengths, and areas of growth. Along with my sense of which books and repertoire to assign at a given stage of your musical journey, I of

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Maria P.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Russian, English
  • Piano from Moscow Conservatory
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Maria P.

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Get ready for a truly rich and rewarding experience. Maria studied at the Moscow Conservatory with Viktor Merzhanov. She is a 4th-generation pupil of Franz Liszt and 6th-generation of Beethoven. She was one of the fortunate few (Garrick Ohlsson among them) to study with Roberto Eyzaguirre, who was a student and friend of Claudio Arrau, one of the 20th-century's greatest pianists. Arrau studied with Martin Krause, who was one of Franz Liszt's final pupils. Liszt was taught by Carl Czerny. And Beethoven was Czerny's teacher. Through this great lineage, learn an incredible technique that will enable you to play the music of your dreams!

About Maria

Maria was born in Moscow, Russia. Her mother was a piano teacher and started Maria playing at 4. She studied at the legendary Moscow Conservatory with Victor Merzhanov. In the US, she won the Houston Symphony Ima Hogg Young Artist Competition and debuted with the Symphony performing Beethoven's Thi

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Lydia K.
Maria focuses on foundation, which is the most important strategy for improving in a long term. Maria puts effort to make piano as fun and beautiful instead of hard training. She is also very flexible in lesson times and tries to accommodate students' interest and need. I am glad I found her as my teacher!
Mark
I throughly enjoy the lesson time spent with Maria as a beginner. She is an accomplished musician and transmits her passion for the piano to me as her student. She is kind and patient and totally focused on my comfort level and ensuring that I understand her approach to learning to play. I would highly recommend her to anyone interested in starting with the basics and having the enthusiasm for learning that she has for teaching.
Phillip
Maria has been a joy to work with. She is kind, compassionate and patient. She is an amazing teacher and my lessons have been transformative. Every time I leave a session with Maria I am excited, rejuvenated and my skills are most certainly elevated. She makes music fun. She is also thorough and comprehensive and teaches excellent fundamentals. I would strongly recommend her to anyone interested in learning piano.

Laurie P.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks German, Lithuanian, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 1982
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Laurie P.

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Online Classical Piano Teacher

As an experienced piano teacher specializing in beginning and intermediate students, I welcome students of all ages. Lessons are designed with students' goals in mind. A good foundation is important, so I make sure that we cover everything from proper technique to music theory, sight-reading, performance skills and more! Participation in recitals and festivals is optional. I look forward to working with you!

About Laurie

I am a professional trombonist and pianist and have three degrees from the University of Michigan, including a D.M.A. in Trombone Performance. I have taught piano since I was 16 and have accompanied singers and instrumentalists in concerts. For many years, I was a trombonist in the Sarasota Orchest

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Rob
Laurie was an excellent teacher for my middle-school tuba player. She was very patient and encouraging. She was very knowledgeable on the details of playing the instrument.
Maggie
I loved my first lesson with Laurie! She taught me more in one hour than I could have imagined - and in a sweet and caring way!

Concetta A.

35 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Concetta A.

35 Reviews
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Online Classical Piano Teacher

Beginner classical piano for all ages. Class involves piano performance as well as basic music theory and music reading skills.

About Concetta

Concetta is a NYC based violinist, strings specialist and composer. She writes original art songs inspired by natural science, folk tales, poetry and everyday objects and sounds. She released her first solo album entitled Falling in Time in February 2015 on Waterbug Records. She was a visiting comp

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Jim
My first lesson with Concetta was great. I received a lot of good feedback and things to work on for this first week. Really looking forward to lesson 2 next week!
katherine
Concetta is a super knowledgable and supportive teacher! She adjusts her teaching to student interests and needs. She teaches in a lovely space and if you are super lucky you will meet her adorable dog, pepper <3. I highly recommend her!
Micaela
Hire Concetta, especially to support a beginning violin player! She is warm, professional and very adept at finding your child's musical strengths and then identifying material to help them access and enjoy the music and instrument. AKA GOOD TIMES for all and excited to continue...as it should be. Thank you Concetta for your expertise and flexibility with schedule. Keri-Ann

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Average Cost of Classical Piano Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute classical 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 $27 and $165 per hour.
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$61 average
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"Steven is very professional and knowledgeable. I defined my goals, and Steven laid out a clear path for me to progress toward them. I appreciate his explanations regarding why a specific exercise/approach is important. So far I’ve been following all his advice and my wrist pain, sight reading, and musicality are improving. I know I’m in good hands and look forward absorbing more knowledge.
Thanks Steven!"
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Took Classical Piano lessons from Steven R.
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"Miss Fawn is my all time favorite teacher! She's very clear about her teaching and is a great teacher to learn from. Although she's strict on learning, she's honestly a teacher where you actually have fun at the same time! She actually makes sure that you understand, and I'm glad she does that. She makes me laugh so much and is so funny! I enjoy her class very much and I want to thank her for making me a great piano player!"
- Marcus
Took Classical Piano lessons from Fawn A.
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"Very nice and gentle teacher. My daughter loves her"
- Candice
Took Classical Piano lessons from Melissa F.
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"Very good teacher! Love the lessons every week."
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Took Classical Piano lessons from Aldrin E.
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"a very good teacher"
- Dr .Viswa
Took Classical Piano lessons from Cheng L.
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"A very energetic and enthusiastic instructor. Tammy came very well prepared for her lesson and brought readily custom-made materials that make the lesson very smooth. Our son is really excited about his piano lessons again!!

Thanks a lot!

Juan"
- Samuel
Took Classical Piano lessons from Tammy Y.
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"Kimberley's energy is great. My son absolutely loves and looks forward to his piano lessons."
- Russell
Took Classical Piano lessons from Kimberley E.
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"My daughter loves her lessons and looks forward to them each week. That to me is a sign that she is engaged and learning...what more can you ask for!"
- Chanda
Took Classical Piano lessons from Brianna S.
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"Fawn adapts her teaching to match the interests and motivations of the student. Having given up in my youth, I have no desire to go through the process again. I just wanted to play beautiful pieces. It's been daunting and slow and you get out of it what you put in, but thanks to Fawn's unerring skill, patience, support, compassion, expertise and sense of humor - I do believe it's happening and in a short amount of time. Great teacher!"
- Eric
Took Classical Piano lessons from Fawn A.
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"Excellent. First lesson found pieces for my level and enjoyment. I learned so much both about music and composers. Ronald made sure my musical needs were met both by inquiry and demonstration. Looking forward to future lessons."
- Sharon
Took Classical Piano lessons from Ronald G.
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