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Erinn C.
Riverside, Illinois
In-Person/Online Piano Lessons With an Exciting Teacher with 25 years of Experience, & BS/Music Ed
My first degree was in Music Education from the University of Illinois. I have gone a couple of other directions in my life since such as nursing, but I ended up circling back to music education. I have always taught to some degree, but started teaching full time right before the pandemic. I then decided to go online to teach lessons, and I have continued to do so online and in person in the Chicago area. Meeting students from all over the country has been amazing, and I realized teaching music was what I was meant to do all along. I engage with students, especially young ones, because I make playing and learning piano a lot of fun. It is a very different way in which I learned, but it has been the key to keeping students engaged who would otherwise have quit a long time ago. I also focus on music theory, and arranging and composing original works. Some of my students have become wonderful composers and have performed their own works at my recitals I hold twice a year online. My focus is not only to teach kids how to play the piano, but to understand what they are playing as I treat music as learning another language. It is one thing to play, yet it is another thing to be literate in the language itself. My students have become part of my family, and they are all ages-including the very young and the older student. I look forward to adding to my musical family.
About Erinn C.

I have a degree in Music Education from the University of Illinois, and earned a full scholarship because of my performance and teaching capabilities which I developed at a young age. I believe learning and performing music is one of the better and most effective ways to relax, unwind, and achieve happiness and mental health in one's life. I teach by creating a unique lesson plan for every student. Everyone learns differently, and it is my job to figure out the best way to teach each individual student. One of the best ways I have found to teach is to include lessons incorporating songs my students want to play, and not just out of a lesson book. To know music one must learn how the musical language works, so music theory is a large component of my teaching. Being fluent in the musical language opens the door to so much creativity including my students being able to write their own songs, and how to arrange songs they already like. There is also no limit to the type of music I can teach or what a student wants to learn. Whether my student is a child of 5 learning music for the first time, a high school student who is continuing his or her music education, or a someone middle aged wanting to know how to play the piano since they were young but never had the chance, I welcome everyone to my studio.

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Erinn C.
Riverside, Illinois
In-Person/Online Piano Lessons With an Exciting Teacher with 25 years of Experience, & BS/Music Ed
My first degree was in Music Education from the University of Illinois. I have gone a couple of other directions in my life since such as nursing, but I ended up circling back to music education. I have always taught to some degree, but started teaching full time right before the pandemic. I then decided to go online to teach lessons, and I have continued to do so online and in person in the Chicago area. Meeting students from all over the country has been amazing, and I realized teaching music was what I was meant to do all along. I engage with students, especially young ones, because I make playing and learning piano a lot of fun. It is a very different way in which I learned, but it has been the key to keeping students engaged who would otherwise have quit a long time ago. I also focus on music theory, and arranging and composing original works. Some of my students have become wonderful composers and have performed their own works at my recitals I hold twice a year online. My focus is not only to teach kids how to play the piano, but to understand what they are playing as I treat music as learning another language. It is one thing to play, yet it is another thing to be literate in the language itself. My students have become part of my family, and they are all ages-including the very young and the older student. I look forward to adding to my musical family.
About Erinn C.

I have a degree in Music Education from the University of Illinois, and earned a full scholarship because of my performance and teaching capabilities which I developed at a young age. I believe learning and performing music is one of the better and most effective ways to relax, unwind, and achieve happiness and mental health in one's life. I teach by creating a unique lesson plan for every student. Everyone learns differently, and it is my job to figure out the best way to teach each individual student. One of the best ways I have found to teach is to include lessons incorporating songs my students want to play, and not just out of a lesson book. To know music one must learn how the musical language works, so music theory is a large component of my teaching. Being fluent in the musical language opens the door to so much creativity including my students being able to write their own songs, and how to arrange songs they already like. There is also no limit to the type of music I can teach or what a student wants to learn. Whether my student is a child of 5 learning music for the first time, a high school student who is continuing his or her music education, or a someone middle aged wanting to know how to play the piano since they were young but never had the chance, I welcome everyone to my studio.

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Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since {{year}}

Teaching since 1995

Teaches ages {{minAge}}+

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks {{languages}}

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Instructor details
Piano
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Westover Ave
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$32
45 minutes
$38
60 minutes
$50
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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