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Apple Z.

Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 2015
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Apple Z.

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About Apple

my name is apple. I graduated from chinese famous muscial university. I having 26 years experience at teaching piano and singing.

Paul M.

20 Reviews
Oak Forest, IL
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Italian, German
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Second Runner Up in an international song writing competetion from Wired2Worship
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Paul M.

20 Reviews
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Students will learn basic piano skills such as hand placement, note reading, note values, pedal use, major and minor scales, expressions, etudes, pieces, memory work, music history, performance techniques, and most of all to have fun learning the piano. I will expect students to have a minimum 67 note keyboard with sustain pedal, or a good piano to use for personal practice time. Each student should spend at least 20-30 minutes daily to start. They must purchase the recommended books.

About Paul

I have my bachelors degree in sacred music, my masters degree in music performance, and my doctorate in worship studies. I am an experienced music teacher with great interpersonal skills and enjoy creating a fun and meaningful learning environment for all ages of students. I teach music theory conc

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He was very helpful in setting me up for my first lesson.
Yah D.
Wow! Wow! Wow! This was truly money and time well spent. I went into this lesson with no expectations, rather just with the hope of connecting well with a piano instructor that was not only well versed but could ease me into being a student. Paul is a rare treasure. He exceeded all my hopes of what I hoped to gain from my lessons. I would highly recommend him for any piano student. If you're looking to be challenged, and learn any genre of music,, don't wait...book your lessons with Paul. Thank you Paul. I'm looking forward to growing as a student.
Alex
Paul has been very patient and wonderful with my 6 year old son who has just started lessons.
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Val K.

41 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Russian, French, Italian, German
  • Awarded Crescendo Award from Bel Canto Competition, Chicago
  • Teaches students Male: 16 to 55; Female: 14 to 55
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Val K.

41 Reviews
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I have been teaching piano for over 15 years and helped a lot of students to get their piano skills polished. My teaching method is based on Russian classical school and I am happy to share it with everybody who is interested. I custom design my piano lessons that corresponds to each student's ability and experience.

About Val

My name is Val and I am an expert in teaching voice. I have been enjoying helping singers and musicians for over 15 years and so very proud to have clients who have already climbed to #1 on Billboard charts and are successfully developing their careers with major labels such as Columbia Records and

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Maurice
Has adapted well to my unorthodox & rebellious learning style.... Definitely feeling the support
Mike N.
I'm a beginner and Val was very patient. He started me out with some great basics for me to practice and enforced that I should make it fun!
Bruce
Awesome experience, very much impressed by Val's knowledge and his kind personality.

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Wade B.

14 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Awarded 2019 GRAMMY Music Educator of the Year (Quarterfinalist) from GRAMMY Committee
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Wade B.

14 Reviews
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I have a fluid teaching approach based on my REAL LIFE EXPERIENCE with an emphasis on improving technique, musicianship and a “truth is love approach” to ensure musical improvement within the first two weeks of lessons! I sincerely believe creating music should be a joyful & fulfilling experience and one that will be a positive change in someone’s life (as it has been for mine). I teach all genres of music on multiple instruments and specialize in audition preparation, real-life gig preparation and musical mastery. I want my students to reach their musical potential and aspirations, while having a good time doing something that they love.

About Wade

I am a GRAMMY Nominated educator, trumpeter, guitarist, bassist, pianist, singer/songwriter, composer/arranger, drummer and recording artist. I graduated from University of Indianapolis with a Bachelor’s of Arts with a concentration in Jazz Studies and the University of Cincinnati College Conservat

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Tim J.
Had a good first day. The time passed quickly. Looking forward to my next lesson.
Catherine D.
Wade is super personal and full of information! I learned a lot in my first lesson and he was very easy and fun to talk to. I'm excited to learn more from Wade! :)
Joyce
Wade is the rare combination of a talented accomplished musician with the ability to communication with the students. He continues to perform and study with experts in the music field. I was truly impressed with how he built relationships with the students. It is obvious that he cares about each individual and wants what is best for him/her.

Rachel S.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Bachelors of Music in Music Education and my California K-12 Music Teaching Credential from University of Redlands
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Rachel S.

4 Reviews
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I base the lessons on what my students want to learn and are interested in. I want my students to have fun while learning to play the piano and learning to read music. I want my students to enjoy learning the piano so I let them chose the songs they want to learn. I have three binders full of popular and well known songs for students to chose from. I also use piano worksheets with young beginners to help them learn the notes on the piano and their finger numbers.

About Rachel

Hi there! My name is Rachel and I am a music teacher looking for students in Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Golden, and Westminster. I also teach online lessons. I teach flute all levels, beginning/intermediate clarinet, and beginning/intermediate piano. I have taught private and group lessons on these instr

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Veronica Wills
My daughter has been with her for 9 moths, and she loves it. Rachel is a wonderful professional! I would really recommend her.
Val
Mrs. Rachel is a wonderful music teacher! My daughter takes clarinet lessons with her and I can tell how fast she learned in a short period of time. She is knowledgeable, fun and very flexible with our busy schedule.
Guin
My son began piano lessons with Rachel nearly two years ago and we have been very happy working with her. He has progressed steadily and is continually challenged to improve. She selects musical pieces that fit his personal interests as well as more traditional pieces with increasing complexity. We hope to continue learning with her for many more years to come.
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Rachelle M.

29 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks German, Italian, French
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches students 6 and up
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Rachelle M.

29 Reviews
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Here are the core things that I focus on in Piano lessons.

Alignment is the basis a great technique. Each person is different, and knowing how to help them release unwanted tension is critical.
Building hand coordination is essential to playing piano. A variety of agility and strengthening exercises will help you gain greater control and comfort in playing.

Articulation and phrasing is how pianists convey emotion. By Understanding the different colors available, a performer can create a dynamic and moving experience.

Selecting songs for your skill level and interest is important. Playing music you love will make your experience more enjoyable

About Rachelle

I love sharing the knowledge and techniques I've learned through years of training and performing. Lessons are so much more than just learning the notes. Everyone has a unique perspective and way to express their feelings through music. I help my students embrace their artistry while learning. I ha

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Average Cost of Piano Lessons in Chicago, IL

The average cost of 60-minute piano lessons in Chicago is $72. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $300 per hour.
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$57 average
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"I liked Allan very much, he was very patient and very knowledgeable and learned a lot in 30 minutes"
Denice
Took Piano lessons from Allan W.
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"Annette has been an excellent piano teacher for my children! They have caught her love for piano. I appreciate her expert level teaching and especially love her patience with them. They really want to do their best for her. My children have taken lessons from her for just about three years and we couldn't recommend her highly enough."
Jessica
Took Piano lessons from Annette W.
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"Christine is a fantastic piano teacher! She made me feel comfortable and at ease with what was my first ever exposure to the piano. I didn't feel nervous or anxious. She gave me a good explanation of the basics and clearly communicated what I needed to know so I could perform the required actions. She gave me excellent feedback, correction, and encouragement. I'm very pleased to have her as my piano instructor!"
Ron
Took Piano lessons from Christine H.
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"Rebecca was very professional and has great knowledge about music. She is very attention to detail and patient at the same time. It was a pleasure and great honor to have her as my instructor."
Justin Scales
Took Piano lessons from Rebecca N.
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"Celine is great! She made me feel very comfortable and taught me so much about playing piano in the short time. Celine is a wonderful teacher, very patient and encouraging! I would highly recommend her to anyone from kids to adults."
Andrea
Took Piano lessons from Celine K.
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"Kevin is a very patient, reliable, supportive, and honest instructor! You will love him!"
Ryan Daulton
Took Piano lessons from Kevin F.
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"Alex was a very patient and excellent teacher. She made sure I knew the piece that I was assigned thoroughly before moving on to another piece. She is very good at detail.. I was sorry to lose her after having her for 2 and 1/2 years."
Wallis
Took Piano lessons from Alexandra P.
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"She was very good with our son and started at his level."
Adrian
Took Piano lessons from Gulchohra A.
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"Sarabeth has been a great piano teacher for my two daughters.

She is dedicated, committed, and with a great teaching attitude. Always arrives on time and ready to start.

A big plus for Sarabeth, is that my 2 daughters have autism, and she is able to engage with them pretty effectively, and redirect them when needed as their attention and focus shifts.

I fully recommend her for Piano lessons and for kids in the Autism spectrum!"
Gerardo
Took Piano lessons from Sarabeth B.
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"I have very much enjoyed my classes with Kevin. We have made great progress and the classes have been a good mix of focusing on the important fundamentals and exploring things specific to my interests. I think Kevin has the knowledge and ability to teach you anything you would want to know about music!"
Aaron
Took Piano lessons from Kevin T.
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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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