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Eric H.

23 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $44
  • Speaks Mandarin, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2012
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Eric H.

23 Reviews
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 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

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Ella H.
My daughter Ella says she has a great piano teacher and She learned a lot from Eric.
Matt
Eric's a fantastic mentor and passionate about all genres of music!
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Sarah P.

18 Reviews
Plainfield, IL
Starting at $30
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • B.A. in Music Performance and Psychology from North Central College
  • Teaching since 2003
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Sarah P.

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Experienced piano teacher of 10 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of music theory, sight reading, technique, and stylistic skills. I specialize in classical and accompaniment, Faber Piano Adventures piano series and a wide array of repertoire books, and also have the following tools available to use during lessons: piano, extensive musical library, iPad with YouTube and numerous other musical apps, quarterly group lessons, bi-annual recitals.

About Sarah

Due to current pandemic, lesson are offered both in person or virtually (via Google Duo, Facebook messenger, or Facetime) with the intention of moving to in person lessons when student deems it safe enough to transition. Classically trained pianist and singer. When it comes to piano, I have ove

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Joy H.
Great teacher! My 3 yo daughter loved her music lesson with Sarah.
Patricia G.
Sarah was energetic, positive, and kind with my daughter, age 11, who was really struggling to get a handle on a song for a play she has been trying to train for. This was her first voice lesson ever. My daughter was drawn in immediately by Sarah’s practical and happy approach and felt more capable and comfortable at the end of the session and is definitely looking forward to the next one. Hard to ask for more than that in a first lesson!
Jason F.
Very friendly atmosphere great teacher.

Eric M.

3 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Spanish, Italian, German
  • MM Vocal Performance from Northwestern University
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Eric M.

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Students will work on piano technique, based on their level of study. They will learn through the use of exercises (playing scales, arpeggios, and studies/etudes), as well as through the application to real-life repertoire, in the genre of their choice (classical, pop, rock, jazz, etc.)

About Eric

I am a classically trained professional opera singer in the North Chicago area. I received my bachelor's degree in vocal performance at the University of Miami and my master's degree at Northwestern University. I have lived, performed, and taught in the Greater Chicago area for two years and am alw

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Curt G.
My wife and I took 2 months of lessons from Eric and they were all great! We were both basically beginners (I had some memory from lesson that I took as a kid) and Eric helped us get started and off on the right track. He has a great/fun personality and is a great teacher. Unfortunately we were unable to keep taking lessons with him due to a conflict in scheduling. I would totally recommend him as a piano teacher though.
Kathy
Positive reinforcement, patience with first-time piano student.
Ian L.
He had a great personality, very encouraging, and was a good fit for my son who's striving to be a pop/broadway singer.

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Adam K.

29 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $44
  • Speaks Hebrew, English
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Awarded Outstanding Scholars Academic Merit Program from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
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Adam K.

29 Reviews
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Learn to play the beautiful and timeless Classical pieces from Bach, Beethoven, Pachelbel, Chopin, and others.

Learn the basics from the new revolutionary note-reading method by Jon Schmidt (from the YT band the Piano Guys), and how to teach yourself! Knowing how to separate the two hands and fuse them together using block chords, arpeggios, scales, and chord changes.

Method books include:

67 Fun Songs by Jon Schmidt
Alfred's Basic Adult All-in-One Piano Course
Children's Songs for Easy Piano by Hal Leonard

About Adam

Learn to play your favorite songs, sing while playing, or even write your own songs! I have been passionate about music all of my life. I have been teaching guitar and piano for 10 years. I'm a doctoral student at Chestnut Hill College pursuing a degree in clinical psychology with plans to becom

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Ted S.
Good first lesson.
Veronica T.
Adam is a wonderful guitar instructor. He is very knowledgable and he is always calm, patient and very encouraging. He taught me a lot of ways to practice and enjoy music. Thank you Adam! I would highly recommend!
Kristin
I took acoustic guitar lessons with Adam and he was a wonderful teacher. I had little knowledge of the guitar and felt I developed my skills quickly. Adam was patient, nice and came up with fun exercises and song selections. Would highly recommend Adam as a teacher!
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Daniel I.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $27
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1995
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Daniel I.

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I've taken my piano students through music of all levels and all genres. Whatever your goals I'll help you see them through!

About Daniel

I've been teaching for over 20 years. In that time I've had students of all ages, abilities and personalities. From the casual student to the aspiring professional, I tailor my approach and focus on meeting the unique needs and goals of the student rather than applying a contrived method or curricu

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Debbie M.
My 9 year old son has been taking lessons with Daniel for the past 3 years. During this time we have seen a lot of growth in our son's musical abilities. We really appreciate Daniel's patience and flexibility within his lesson plan. Our son had learned theory, music history and practiced ear training all within his lessons. Recently our son was writing a "score" for one of his home made movies. Daniel was able to give him "real world" advice and incorporate that into his lesson. We are thrilled to have been referred to Daniel and look foreword to having our 4 year old start lessons next year.
Soniya P.
Daniel is great with my twin boys as he teaches one piano and the other drums, with equal flair!! He has patience, is punctual and has these annual recitals that are wonderful.
Shawn S.
Daniel is an awesome instructor. He is very knowledgeable and passionate about music and knows how to teach and convey that enthusiasm about music to his students. I thoroughly enjoy my weekly harmonic lessons with him.

I'm also very happy with how my daughter is advancing in her piano lessons wit h Daniel. Right after we switched over to Daniel for her piano lessons I noticed a huge improvement in her musical abilities.

Thank you, Daniel!
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Emil V.

13 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks English, French, Spanish
  • B.A. in Music from Hofstra University
  • Teaching since 2003
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Emil V.

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Classical music is the foundation for everything else!

I have been teaching piano for over 40 years, full-time for the past 15. Besides the actual repertoire, technique and theory are always included in my lessons because they are essential. Sight reading and ear training are also included in some lessons.

I stress accuracy in playing and attention to details! I also teach my students HOW to practice. Slow, accurate practice is the answer. Practicing takes patience!

Please note: Home lessons must be at a location that I can get to easily with public transportation. I do not have a car.

About Emil

I started to study the piano at the age of seven with Hrant Minassian in my hometown of Island Park, New York. During high school I continued my studies with Jack Chaikin , a graduate of the Juilliard School. I attended Hofstra University where I received a B.A. in Music in 1979. At Hofstra, my pia

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Chuck
I took up the piano as an adult, without having had any experience in it as a child (though I played guitar through college). I tried a few instructors prior to discovering Emil, with whom I have been studying now for over 2 years.

Emil is a wonderful teacher. He is far and away the most accomplished piano player I have studied with, and his knowledge of, and facility for, playing really comes through in his instruction. He is always bringing formal instruction back to the act of performance, and how to make whatever piece you are working on, even the simplest, sound the best that it can be.

Emil isn't afraid to share his own struggles with whatever piece he is currently working on, and pointing out that he faces the same challenges that every practicing player faces.

Emil is personable, knowledgeable, and kind. I can't recommend him highly enough as an instructor.
Travis
A wonderfully skilled teacher with decades of experience, Emil will certainly help take your playing to the next level.
Celia
Emil is very easy to work with and is a fun and inspired teacher. My daughter loves taking lessons from him.

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Average Cost of Classical Piano Lessons in River Forest, IL

The average cost of 60-minute classical piano lessons in River Forest is $76. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $35 and $300 per hour.
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$62 average
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"Layla really likes Katarina. Convenient location and great teacher."
Layla
Took Classical Piano lessons from Katarina B.
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"Shannalee has a zeal for music and teaching. I have witnessed her contagious joy transfer to her students and the growth in the students in a short amount of time. Whether you are looking for music introduction or trying to grow a natural talent, Shannalee is your leader. She will help you achieve your goals."
Tabatha Fergus
Took Classical Piano lessons from Shannalee B.
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"Patient and supportive. I feel I could learn to play any composition with her tutelage."
Bren
Took Classical Piano lessons from Vashti G.
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"Cole taught my daughter private piano lessons at the UM School of Music. He took over her lessons while her regular teacher (Cole's wife) was on maternity leave. It was a seamless transition. I recommend taking piano lessons from Cole."
Leah
Took Classical Piano lessons from Cole A.
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"Ivan is a great teacher who knows how to interact and teach kids in a way which makes them excited to play piano. Before Ivan was my teacher I didn’t really have an interest in piano but as he came along he helped me develop a urge to be better in piano. Ivan also has patience with kids and helps them learn how to get the right notes and memorize the songs effectively. Ivan didn’t just teach me how to memorize songs he taught me how to read the notes and be able to play the piano without memorizing notes on a sheet of paper. He is a great mentor and a better person"
Youssef
Took Classical Piano lessons from Ivan S.
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"Learning piano has been an amazing experience because Bill tries his best to pass his musical passion down to me. He doesn't take the boring route of learning piece by piece as many other teachers often do, but he focused strongly on musicality, style, and interpretation.

This makes practice and learning more engaging instead of becoming a mindless chore."
Erin
Took Classical Piano lessons from Bill L.
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"I took piano lessons with Ms.Charlene for 13 years. I started my lessons with her at a very young age when I was in kindergarten. My piano journey with Ms.Charlene is an experience I will treasure forever. She is very kind, nurturing, patient and professional. She taught me musical skills that enabled me to perform confidently at recitals and complete my Advanced level CM piano evaluation. I am proud that I can pick up any piece of music and play with ease. I also volunteer to perform regularly in a hospital for patients. It brings me joy to share music with others and its all thanks to my teacher Ms.Charlene."
Kim
Took Classical Piano lessons from Charlene
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"Kathryn is brilliant and exceptional. If I could give her more stars I would. She is an amazing teacher no matter what age or evel you are from beginner to pro."
CJ
Took Classical Piano lessons from Kathryn O.
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"My daughter has been taking lessons from Jodi for a few months and we have had a great experience! She is a more advanced student and Jodi has been such an encouragement to her."
Heather
Took Classical Piano lessons from Jodi J.
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"Had my Last Lesson today with Sabrina...its only a temporary end...I will definitely want to be back with Her..She is a sweet, concerned teacher, with amazing knowledge on music and how to teach it...THANK YOU SABRINA for helping me to really enjoy my piano and the music!"
Cleo
Took Classical Piano lessons from Sabrina P.
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