Graham Hicks

Graham H.

Chicago, IL
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

You can play what you can hear. I work on developing the student's mental concept of how a particular piece of music might sound. This solid musical thinking translates into a reliable technique. Technique should come naturally and should not be overly thought, but I will explain what seems to work for me and analyze the student's playing.

Beginning students start with a method such as the well-known 'Piano Adventures'. Lessons should include some study of theory. More advanced students will work on progressively more demanding literature.

My adult students say I am insightful.

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Graham delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18+ and special needs

Teaching since:
February 2011

I am a musician with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance. I studied with Philip Thomson, Laura Silverman, Douglas Hicks, and the late Eugene Mancini. I have experience teaching young children, older adults, and those in between. I am patient and encouraging.

I am available to teach in the student's home or online.

Piano studies overview:

You can play what you can hear. My students have a well-rounded approach towards musicianship and playing. Lessons should include theory, ear training, etc. to ensure that students understand what they are playing. I progress students carefully.

Beginning students might start with a method such as the well-known 'Piano Adventures' by Faber and Faber. More advanced students will work on progressively more demanding literature.

In a piano lesson, we will cover many different aspects of playing. The student and I will analyze a new piece of music in various ways while coming up with an idea of how it sounds. I will play the piece and make practice suggestions. The student will play prepared pieces, and I will make suggestions. I value spontaneity.

My adult students say I am insightful.

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Director of Music
Jun 2012 - Present
East Market Street United Church of Christ

I play the music for the service. I have substituted at several churches before starting at East Market St.


Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance
Aug 2011 - Present
The University of Akron


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Outstanding Undergraduate Keyboard Student
May 2018
The University of Akron
Music Honors Scholarship
Aug 2011
The University of Akron

Photos & Videos

A six-year-old student in recital.

Conducting the concert band.

My School of Music recital debut in 2013.


3 Reviews

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barbara Jun 3, 2016
Piano · In home

Extremely dedicated, patient and caring teacher.

Bob Craven Sep 19, 2015
Piano · Online

Excellent teacher.

Race J. May 20, 2015
Piano · In home

It was wonderful!! I could not haves asked for it to go any better! Graham was awesome with my son who has aspergers. Can't wait for the next lesson! Thank you Graham!

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