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Susan M.

9 Reviews
Highland Park, IL
Starting at $125
  • Speaks Spanish, English
  • Teaching since 1984
  • Master of Music from Yale School of Music
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Susan M.

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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 the

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Aparna
Susan is not only an accomplished musician, but she is also an amazing teacher and mentor. She elevated my daughter’s musicianship and helped her find her true potential as a classical pianist. My daughter’s success as a competitive pianist is due to Susan’s instruction, encouragement, and guidance. When we started lessons with Susan, we struck gold!
John
Susan is an experienced concert pianist with world-class expertise in the instrument, yet she is also an approachable educator + coach who has done a great deal to advance my technique and interpretation. I’m glad to have found her. Advanced pianists will be pleased to find someone who can help raise their game even further, but regardless of your skill level, I don’t think you’ll regret signing up with her.
Patricia C.
Susan was a PERFECT match for me. I really hate leaving her great knowledge. She has poured out to me her expert knowledge. Unfortunately, I am unable to continue. Susan is a teaching jewel to be cherished.
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Irwin S.

Highland Park, IL
Starting at $59
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 1976
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Irwin S.

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I have a true love for teaching. My compassionate and inspiring approach makes each student feel special, cared for, and successful.

I am a trustworthy educator with exceptional communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills. These traits enable him to cultivate strong relationships with parents and students.

I have a talent for connecting with my students and custom tailoring their lessons to meet their diverse needs.

Irwin utilizes his educational and performance experience to teach students of all levels. He founded the Silbernik Music Academy, located in Highland Park, IL, in 2014.

About Irwin

I am a dedicated, talented and enthusiastic music instructor. I love sharing my knowledge on the joys of making music with my students. I teach because I want to teach. Not because I have to teach. The disciplines that I have acquired through my music have helped me in all areas of my life, and I

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Bill L.

35 Reviews
Chicago, IL
Starting at $18
  • Speaks English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Masters in Computer Science (Machine learning/Artificial Intelligence) from Georgia Tech
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Bill L.

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First time playing piano? Resuming after years or decades of not playing the piano? No matter your age or experience, you can always learn and improve!

I have close to 10 years of tutoring experience, helping children and adults embrace piano and music.

I recommend just starting with a single lesson to see if we are good fits for each other and start a roadmap to progress toward your goals. My long-term pricing is very negotiable if we work together for an extended time.

About Bill

I have always been a self-studier in my entire life. Being able to learn with just books and your brain is a crucial skill to have! However, I know not everyone (and sometimes even myself) have the discipline and motivation to keep going during hard times. This is where a tutor would come in handy.

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Anthony
My son loves his class! Bill teaches well to my 9 year old, my son understands him, has fun and is learning so much. I couldn't be happier.
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Charles C.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks chinese, english
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Charles C.

7 Reviews
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Experienced teacher for five years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate clarinet and bass clarinet 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 Charles

I am concentrated on clarinet performance and could also teach piano, music theory, and music history. I teach clarinet students of all different ages and experience levels. I studied clarinet for 10 years, I can teach students to read music and pursue classical excellence, and teach students all k

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Thomas
Great lessons!
Peng Yu
Great clarinet performer and educator!
Andy Satana
Thank you! What a great teacher! Lots of knowledge on music and clarinet!
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Brandon N.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Awarded Outstanding Piano Soloist from Lionel Hampton School of Music
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Brandon N.

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I've been teaching Piano for 5+ years in both public schools and my private studio. I train my students to have fundamental music skills that break the barrier of being just a piano player; I train musicians!

To play solo or work in a band, to prep for an audition or develop skills as an improvisor, I am confident in my ability to help people foster a healthy relationship with Music.

I started as a classical pianist and switched my focus to jazz when I went to study at university.

Areas I am proficient and tend to teach:

Finger Power
-Scales
-Arpeggios
-Chords
-Inversions

Technique
-Hand shape
-Posture
-Weight vs Speed
-Rotation

Sight Reading
-Rhythm exercises
-Note reading
-Chord symbols
-Lead sheet interpretation

Ear Training
-Interval practice
-Chord quality
-Melodic dictations
-Rhythmic dictations

Repertoire
-Jazz
-Classical
-R&B
-Rock & Roll
-Video Game music
-Movie Scores

Qualifications:

Bachelor in Jazz Piano Performance
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About Brandon

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Tammy Wagner
Mr Brandon is a rare find as a music teacher. His passion for music and love of teaching are visible with every teaching session. His focus is first and foremost on the student, recognizing unique abilities and areas of challenge.

He is a skilled "growth mindset" instructor, his focus remains on continued progression and tackling difficulties as opportunities. He invests heavily in the relationship with the student allowing them to grow and explore in a supportive environment.

Our son has ADHD and has struggled with in some learning environments. I have been absolutely impressed with Mr Brandon's ability to adapt and create a positive music lesson even if he was having a "not very focused " day !

Music is a wonderful gift, especially for children with ADD/ADHD or other learning challenges, especially with a skilled teacher !
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Chengge L.

Teaches Online
Starting at $67
  • Speaks
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Piano Performance from Wuhan Conservatory of Music
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Chengge L.

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I always believe learning an instrument should be a fun experience, so my lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. I have been teaching piano for 3 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate piano student! All ages welcome.

About Chengge

Hello! I am a classically trained pianist, with my bachelor's degree in piano performance from Wuhan Conservatory of Music and my master's degree in piano performance and pedagogy from the University of Miami. Now I am pursuing my doctoral degree in piano pedagogy. I have played the classical pian

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Average Cost of Classical Piano Lessons in Vernon Hills, IL

The average cost of 60-minute classical piano lessons in Vernon Hills is $82. 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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"Amazing instructor and person to know! Susan is deeply involved in the classical music community and clearly one of the best in Chicagoland. Recommend for any student who wants to go to the next level of playing."
Austin
Took Classical Piano lessons from Susan M.
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"Ruth and my daughter are a perfect fit. She is very excited to continue taking lesson with Ruth."
Amelia
Took Classical Piano lessons from Ruth R.
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"Laura is a great instructor for any student, especially for beginners who can learn and adapt quickly. She is extremely patient with students and thoroughly explains everything. She tailors music choices to the student’s preference while also making sure classical pieces and theory are covered at the same time. She encourages students to be creative and individualistic instead of enforcing strict boundaries when playing modern pieces. Laura consistently gives constructive critiques and positive reinforcement to help students understand their mistakes and fix them properly. Overall, she is an excellent piano teacher and I could not recommend her more. In only 1.5 years of lessons with Laura, I have improved tremendously thanks to her brilliant style of teaching."
Jahnavi
Took Classical Piano lessons from Laura M.
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"My 5 years old son takes lessons from Karen M. I have no idea how anyone can be so patient with a child who clearly somedays does not want to learn but she has this ability to kind of go along with whatever nuisance my child has started and then steers him towards the lesson. She breaks up the time into so many small pieces doing/learning different activities that a child will not get bored with what they are learning that day.
I also should mention that she comes up with different ways to undo bad habits that have been picked up and also find and suggests new ways to learn the right way.
I wish we had found Karen earlier."
Hira S
Took Classical Piano lessons from Karen A M.
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"My piano lesson is always a highlight of my week! It's a fun challenge that I enjoy preparing for. Emil's teaching style is unique; he makes his students laugh and takes us far beyond just learning the notes. From the very first lesson Emil shares his knowledge of classical music history and stresses the importance of nuanced musical dynamics, which many teachers unfortunately tend to neglect when teaching beginners. Don't hesitate in taking lessons with him, no matter what your age or skill level may be!"
Beatriz
Took Classical Piano lessons from Emil V.
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"I have been working with Fawn for 4 years and have passed 11 levels of music theory and note spelling and 8 levels of lesson books with her. I can play anything I want, including high-level classical pieces, pop songs, movie soundtrack pieces, ragtime and jazz (I don't like jazz very much). Even though Fawn is very fun and can be silly, she has just the right amount of strict to her. She is quite fun to be with and I have gotten very far on piano (and other instruments now) and will continue to excel with her as my teacher. If I could give her more stars, I would."
Ruby
Took Classical Piano lessons from Fawn A.
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"My son really enjoys working with him. Mr.Deng is very encouraging and patient. Just what he needs in an instructor!"
Emily T.
Took Classical Piano lessons from JunZhao(Ryan) D.
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"Deborah is such an excellent piano instructor, because of her enthusiasm, encouragement, and skill. My daughter was able to advance quickly in her lessons, and I know it is because of Ms. Deborah’s attitude of excellence and professionalism. Thank you so much!!"
Julie
Took Classical Piano lessons from Deborah B.
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"I am so happy to have found Rina. My 11 year old has been going to Rina for over 4 years and my 8 year old for 2. Rina is so patient and calm and she's been able to keep my kids engaged for the past year and a half via virtual classes. Both my kids progressed with their skills of playing piano beautifully. My oldest often sits down and plays and tries to figure out tunes and melodies by ear.
I have recommended and will continue recommend Rina to anyone looking to start their kids with a musical instrument."
Anya
Took Classical Piano lessons from Rina M.
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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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