Mary Ramsey

Mary R.

Chicago, IL

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Mary delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2012

With 13 years experience in piano studies, 8 years experience in composing, and 5 years experience in teaching these skills, I am a warm, friendly, professional, and experienced pianist and teacher with excellent reviews and references!

My lesson plans are highly customized to each student's specific needs, learning style, strengths, and desires. Specific instruction is available in theory, chords, technique, composition, and more.

I make sure that my students are having FUN! Making music should be enjoyable! I believe this is one of the most important tools for helping children and adults learn.

100% satisfaction guaranteed!


Piano Instructor
Jan 2012 - Present
Self Employed


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Three of my favorite original compositions combined: "Looking Back", "Promises", and "Coming Home".
This is a piece called "Shadows" that I composed in 2011.
This is a piece I wrote for my best friend, "Livie".
Photo by Mary R.

Photo by Mary R.

Photo by Mary R.

Photo by Mary R.

Photo by Mary R.

Photo by Mary R.


9 Reviews

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Ellen Jun 22, 2017
Piano · In studio

Mary is passionate about playing piano and teaching others her craft. She takes an individualized approach, tailoring each lesson to meet the needs of her student, carefully adapting her teaching style to what type of learner you are, which she will determine at the onset. What I love about working with Mary, is that she lets you choose what songs you want to learn and supplements those with materials at your level. She follows along at your pace, asking how many songs you want to work on at any given time. She is thorough, offering helpful critique and praise when due. She writes detailed instructions in a notebook, which she gives you to take home to refer to when practicing on your own. Mary composes her own music, and when you hear it you will be astonished by its beauty, her talent and skill. To be able to take lessons from such a gifted musician is an exciting thing! She is friendly and makes lessons fun. She takes personal interest in you from the start. Her rates are very reasonable,

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Jamie Jun 22, 2017
Piano ·

I miss having Mary around! She taught me so much piano technique during just the few months when we lived in the same town. Wouldn't be able to read music at my church without her! I have ADHD and she was always so patient with me. I also have anxiety and she always knew how to keep me calm and relaxed with music. She is incredible, really sweet, empathetic, an awesome person and an awesome teacher.

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Raul Jun 22, 2017
Piano ·

Mary is honest, reliable and very talented. Her technique is great and she is very fun to work with.

Karen Jun 22, 2017
Piano ·

Mary taught my 6 year old daughter and 4 year old son for 1 year. They both love her and were so excited for when it was "piano lesson day". They always learned so much in such a short amount of time and always fought over who got to practice the piano first.

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Kelly Jun 22, 2017
Piano · In studio

I highly recommend Mary for your piano teacher. She taught my two kids ages 9 & 11. She is a beautiful piano player who prepares for her lessons with thought and skill. My kids learned a lot and enjoyed their lessons. They talk of her often!! We really miss her being in our area!!

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Krista Jun 22, 2017
Piano · In home

We are very pleased with Mary. She taught both my husband and my son and both enjoy working with her as she is friendly, reliable, and responsive.

Polly Jun 22, 2017
Piano · In home

My 9-year-old daughter adores Mary. She is very patient.

Gina Jun 22, 2017

Highly reccommended!!!!!!!

MIKE G Jun 22, 2017
· In home

Mary is a very skilled teacher, performer. and composer. She's very friendly. I could always tell that she spent a lot of time lesson planning.

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