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Jon N.

11 Reviews
Skokie, IL
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, Spanish, French, Italian, I also started to learn German and Russian.
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Magna Cum Laude from Texas Christian University
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Jon N.

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I've been teaching music since I was 25, and my students have gone on to become professional musicians, lifelong friends, and most importantly, happy from the experience.

I do not use method books but rather take the students' requests and pieces they love and turn them into sheet music by hand.

I do not tell the students what they do wrong, only what they do right. Everyone makes mistakes, so when that happens, I tell the student "Good!" and move on to the next musical success.

About Jon

Jon N. was born and raised in Mexico City and is proudly an American citizen. He has been performing since the age of three, on several instruments, studying music since fourteen, and still takes lessons to this day. What's not to love? He is proud to teach at all levels, including many professi

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Konrad K.
Jon deeply connects with the student. He adjusts the lessons accordingly to learning needs. He finds what makes one happy and also, incorporates it in lessons to awaken even more interest. My 12 year old is very happy to be taught by Jon.
Jerilyn M.
I cannot study with Jon Novi because I cannot go to his house because I have a disability. He is a wonderful teacher. best, Jerilyn Miripol.
Jerilyn
He did not stress me. Has a relaxed attitude. Looking forward to receiving a composition book, or song book.
Glad I met him.
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Dr. Jordan C.

14 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $60
  • Speaks Filipino, English
  • Awarded Talent Scholarship from VanderCook College of Music
  • Doctorate of Education from Loyola University Chicago
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Dr. Jordan C.

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I believe in the importance of music in a persons life - both young and those more experienced in years. :-D

Music should enhance ones life and bring joy to others. It should be fun!

I work with students of varying ages. I will collaborate with you to begin an enjoyable hobby or prepare for college repertory. From music theory, to reading leadsheets, and composing basic tunes.

Please feel free to contact me and ask any questions regarding my pedagogy and we can discuss realistic expectations and short/long term goals. We can tailor the lessons to fit YOUR specific desired outcomes.

I want you to succeed and have fun in the process.

If we can schedule to meet in Wicker Park, we will have access to an 8 1/2 foot concert grand.

I normally suggest children 14 and under (depending on how comfortable they are) do 30 minute lessons.

Adults and those 16+, I strongly suggest, do an hour lesson (to get the most out of the pedagogy)

I am also flexible doing lessons ...

About Dr. Jordan

Hello! I am the Head of Music Publishing for a company based in the West Loop founded in 1854. I am also an organist and pianist for a parish in Wicker Park. I believe in the importance of music in a persons life - both young and those more experienced in years. :-D Music should enhan

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Niki
Dr. Jordan is a great instructor. He is patient, friendly and encouraging! I look forward to continuing to learn from him.
Hallie I.
Jordan is super enthusiastic, encouraging, and knowledgeable. I can’t wait for next week’s lesson!
Gigi Hudson
He is a patient teacher with a sense of humor and listens to his students. He is professional yet fun and gives everyone a chance to shine!

Dan K.

24 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded Iowa All State Jazz Band '08-'09 from Jazz Educators of Iowa
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Dan K.

24 Reviews
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Basic piano technique, classical, rock and pop.

About Dan

Dan K. is a professional freelance upright and electric bassist and teacher. He hails from West Des Moines, Iowa, where in high school he performed with the Iowa All-State Orchestra and All-State Jazz Band. He arrived in Chicago in 2009 to attend DePaul University, where he studied with renowned Ch

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Cedric R.
Great first lesson. We dived right in, which is exactly how I wanted it...
Atticus D.
Dan is an excellent instructor! Patient and committed to providing great lessons - he takes the time to make sure each lesson is helpful and adjusts content and techniques based on progress to date. Highly recommended!
Ken

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Lydia H.

42 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2004
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Lydia H.

42 Reviews
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She wanted to share her gift of music with others and started teaching piano lessons when she was 17. Lydia was hired on as a teacher with a local professional music company and worked there for 4 years. During that time she continued her education and received the necessary training on how to effectively teach students of any age.

About Lydia

Lydia started her musical journey at age 8 with piano and later adding harp when she was 12. She wanted to share her gift of music with others and started teaching piano and harp lessons when she was 17. Lydia was hired on as a teacher with a local professional music company and worked there for

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Daniel H.
Good experience
Daniel
Very good teacher
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Annalise S.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Awarded Streisand Sony Fellowship from Barbra Streisand and Sony Pictures
  • Teaching since 2012
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Annalise S.

9 Reviews
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My basic piano lessons include instruction in music theory, posture/positioning, and simple repertoire. I teach from Alfred's Basic Piano books and require students to purchase this for their lessons.

About Annalise

I am a very positive and patient teacher. I focus 50% of my lessons on physical and vocal warm-ups and 50% on the student's chosen singing and/or acting repertoire. I look forward to working with students of all levels and find joy in helping people find their voice. I earned my bachelor of mus

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Amanda H.
Annalise has a very impressive background in music and education, and it really reflects through her lessons with my daughter. She has instilled a lot of confidence in my daughter, to the point that she tried out for, and made, Advanced Choir at her school. I very highly recommend Annalise!
Ezekiel S.
He found the lesson enjoyable and wanted to continue practicing the drills he learned
Ezekiel S.
He found the lesson enjoyable and wanted to continue practicing the drills he learned

Jessica R.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Jessica R.

6 Reviews
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Hello!

My name is Jessica. I love teaching, and adore my students.

I specialize in Voice, Piano, Ukulele, and Steel Drums.

I am energetic, excited, and love teaching the kind of music that makes my students excited, whether they love Taylor Swift, Willie Nelson, or Kendrick Lamar. I love creating songs with students as they learn to express themselves.

I can teach students how to read music, how to play by ear, how to play songs they love, and how to make each song their own.

I cater my lesson style to each individual person. I gauge where they are at and their personality style and respond in a personalized way to help them grow their passion for music and get some serious skills.

If you are looking for a highly regimented instructor who is very serious, I am not the one for you!

About Jessica

Hi! My name is Jessica If you're looking for an enthusiastic teacher who loves her students (and may be a little bit nerdy), look no further! I teach voice, piano, ukulele, and steel drums. Pasta, my dogs, and the color green are all the greatest things in life. Music is a personal journe

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James J.
Great instruction. Very positive. Seems like just what I've been looking for in a teacher.
Chelsea S.
Jessica is professional and very talented at what she does. She has an incredible amount of enthusiasm for music and empowering others to expand their musical knowledge. I highly recommend taking lessons with Jessica and experiencing her fun-loving spirit and expansive musical knowledge.
Lyvie S.
Jessica is a top-notch teacher. Our lessons have been super fun and I am extremely pleased. She is very patient and accommodates her teachings' style to my learning style. I strongly recommend her. As a matter of fact, I plan to study ukulele with her soon.

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Average Cost of Piano Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute piano lessons in Chicago is $69. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $179 per hour.
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45 min
$55 average
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$69 average

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"Patti has a great connection with children and provides clear and easy instruction to my daughter!"
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Took Piano lessons from Patti C.
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"My 8 year daughter has learned one year from Ms. Suji. Alice progressed steadily and gain confidence from the encouragement from Ms.Suji. Alice enjoys practicing and learn playing piano. Ms. Suji is awesome piano teacher!!!"
Yoonjung
Took Piano lessons from Suji J.
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"It's so much fun to observe the progress, even when I'm not playing my best. Love my lessons with Edna!!!!"
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Took Piano lessons from Edna B.
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"Laura is a fantastic piano teacher. I’m an adult beginner and I love her teaching style. She makes you believe in yourself from the first piano lesson. She is excellent. I am amazed at how much I have learned in one year!! I highly recommend her."
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Took Piano lessons from Laura M.
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"I am enjoying my piano lessons with Barbara. Her lessons are meaningful and fun. She is patient while intent and focused. I'm pleased with my progress and looking forward to more!"
Lisa
Took Piano lessons from Barbara D.
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"Rachel has been teaching voice and piano to my daughter for over a year. She is talented, friendly, and my daughter looks forward to meeting with her every week. She has done both in-home and on-line lessons with her. Both were wonderful!"
Christina
Took Piano lessons from Rachel S.
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"Renee is very patient with my granddaughter who has the typical attention span of a 6 year old. They've made remarkable progress this year."
Melinda
Took Piano lessons from Renee H.
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"Very personable. ..my son did very well with Kristin. Really great teacher."
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Took Piano lessons from Kristin A.
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"John has been really patient with my daughter. Thanks to John she is now really interested in playing and goes to practice the piano on her own with out any prompting from me, which is wonderful!"
Mia
Took Piano lessons from John C.
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"Dedicated and kind teacher who gets results

Fawn was a great teacher to get my children introduced to piano. She was very patient and kind and worked to keep the lessons interesting at the same time advancing their skills at every lesson."
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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, 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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