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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.
  • Teaching since 1970
  • 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
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2006
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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
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Music - Jazz Studies from DePaul University
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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

Meet Online Piano Teachers Serving Chicago, IL

Man L.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Man L.

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Experienced teacher of 5 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate piano student! All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. Let's get started!

About Man

I have been teaching piano and singing and have 6 wonderful years of experience.I love music with a passion and have been acting, singing and playing piano since I'm a little child. I am a young, friendly and enthusiastic teacher, and want all my students to achieve high results! I teach children i

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Frances
Excellent teacher! Very patient and nice. Classes are custom to my level and what I am interested in learning.

Nicki T.

Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaching since 2008
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Nicki T.

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Nicki began playing piano at six. She had a passion for music and continued playing to play in the GMTA State Piano competition. After completing her degree at the University of Pennsylvania, she continued to play and teach.
Nicki has been an elementary school teacher for 10 years and loves working with children. She uses the Bastien method for her beginning students. She enjoys working with children who are beginning to learn piano. She likes to make her lessons fun and engaging.
Nicki teaches to share her passion of music. She helps her students to develop their ear, sight-reading, and comprehension. She works to create well-rounded students, sharpening their theory and expanding their musical skills. She lives in beautiful Carmel Valley with her son who is in high school and is a talented artist.

About Nicki

Nicki began playing piano at six. She had a passion for music and continued playing to play in the GMTA State Piano competition. After completing her degree at the University of Pennsylvania, she continued to play and teach. Nicki has been an elementary school teacher for 10 years and loves workin

Anthony D.

5 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Spanish
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 4 and up
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Anthony D.

5 Reviews
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Students will learn proper piano technique as to play comfortably and with ease. Warm-ups will help the student to prepare the hands to play on the keyboard. Students will learn piano pieces that will develop they're playability and reading of piano music.

About Anthony

Having an ear for music of all styles and genres, I had an interest in playing music and instruments at a very young age. At just 5 years old, I took my first piano lesson. I studied with that piano teacher for another 10 years, working on technique, theory and classical music, including playing pi

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Kaoru S.
Anthony is an excellent teacher for audition preparation.
He is a sincere and wholehearted person. His teaching method is really easy to understand for my little daughter. She has improved a lot thanks to his great lessons. I do appreciate his hard work and patience.
Wolf
We've only had a few leasons so far but Anthony is great with our 5 year old. Very patient and great instruction and gentle disposition.

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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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$55 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!!!"
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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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"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!"
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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!"
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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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