Teresa Lamz
Ingleside, IL
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Teresa Lamz

Teresa L.

Ingleside, IL
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Piano is the general instruction of the instrument. I have taught lessons for over 23 years where I have been traveling to the homes.
The students learn not only the general concepts but they also learn Theory which is the understanding of what lies underneath the music itself.
I have an easy going personality with the students learning how to play the piano, but I also want the students to work to their full potential.
The students learn not only the basics of the piano itself, but they also play fun songs, such as popular songs that they know.

About Teresa L.

I am a graduate of Northern IL University with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education. I have 22 years of teaching experience where I have traveled to the homes. Students enjoy my passion that I have with the instrument.

I started teaching in 1991 and have been teaching several students since then. Attending teacher workshops keep me at a current updated level and I want to help the students learn to the best of their potential.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am very thorough in my teaching, which includes lesson, theory, technique, and performance
methods. I use a very easy, flexible approach when it comes to the kids and their personalities. I expect a lot out of my students, yet still want them to learn and have fun.
After three months with me, they will have learned how my teaching style is and will be able to play several children's songs.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I don't provide any equipment when I travel except their books for the first lesson. I would expect the student to have a well tuned piano or a basic keyboard. The student also needs a notebook so I can write their homework down for them as well as myself to keep track of where the student is in their progress.[

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching Alfred, Bastien, and Faber and Faber. I teach General Music, Classical, Jazz, and Popular. I teach mainly through the method books, and then use other supplementary materials as well..


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18 Reviews
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

We are very happy with out piano teacher. My 7-year old, my husband and myself have been taking lessons with her for several weeks now. Thank you Terri!

Posted Feb 19, 2021
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Awesome teacher! Thanks to Teresa , my son plays confidently. He has improved his music reading and progressed so much, Teresa is the best.

Posted Jan 5, 2021
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Terry is an amazing and patient instructor. Every week she works with me to improve my technique, and learn the love for music. To learn to read music and more. Thank you Terry for your patience this is a great experience for me, being 33 hasn’t stopped me from learning the piano and Terry is very patient with me.

Posted Jul 20, 2020
Nancy D.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

She doing a wonderful job!!!!!!

Posted Feb 17, 2020
Valentina M.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

My daughters had their first piano lesson today with Terri. I can honestly say that I’ve never met anyone so patient and sweet natured and professional like Terri. The first time I spoke to her on the phone reflected her nature in person. Shes very knowledgeable with the piano music. She knows how to level herself with my 7 year old and specially with my know it all 5 year old. After the lessons she updated me with their progress and commented on my kids strengths and weaknesses. She just didn’t talk to me as her client but she talked to me like a friend. Her smile radiated through the music she teaches. We all loved her.

Posted Jun 10, 2019
Profile-location-home Student's Home

My son is a spitfire - Teresa has been patient with him while tapping his potential and challenging him!

Posted Jan 18, 2018
John G.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Great job and has the patients required to teach.

Posted Oct 14, 2017
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Terri was great! My daughter really enjoyed her lesson!

Posted Jan 6, 2017
Rick S.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Absolutely mind blowing. She was fantastic!

Posted Nov 1, 2016
Danielle G.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

My 9 year old daughter is on her third lesson with Teresa. It has been a very great experience. Danielle looks forward to each lesson, enjoys her time with Teresa and is progressing at the piano beyond my expectations - I can highly recommend Teresa!

Posted Sep 24, 2015
Connell A.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

First day with Mrs. Terry my son was so excited he actually got to help pick what he wanted to play, since he lost his old teacher and summer came he lost alot of theory and timing. Terry is getting him back on track he had alot of fun

Posted Sep 17, 2015
Jack P.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Terri was great with our son! He enjoyed his lesson and looks forward to his next one!

Posted Jun 26, 2015
Tyler P.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

My daughter truly enjoyed her first lesson with Terri! Terri was so warm and friendly. We are looking forward to the next lesson!

Posted Jun 17, 2015
Sharon L.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

I have been taking lessons for about 4 weeks now and am thoroughly enjoying the experience with Terri. She listens to where I am, and while she is patient, challenging and encouraging, she also takes into account my schedule and my current life circumstances. As things get more challenging, we take our time, because that's what my life needs. As an adult student, I have a fairly busy life with work and other interests outside my music lessons. I appreciate Terri's flexibility with my pace, and her understanding with regard to each client as an individual with individual needs.

Posted Feb 3, 2015
Laurinia H.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Teresa teaches my 6 yrs. old piano. She is very patient and flexible. She is able to tailor to his needs adjusting if he needs more review and advancing when he is ready. He has made great progress with Teresa and he is learning the love of music! What more can a mother ask for??

Thank You Teresa!!!

Posted Jan 28, 2015
Laura E.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Anyone young and old will enjoy learning to play the piano with Terri!

Terri is the perfect match when it comes to being my piano teacher. Not only is Terri knowledgeable and professional, she is also very patient and encouraging. She has made me appreciate the challenge of learning the piano by combining technique and theory along with fun and laughter in my lessons. With Terri, the lesson is not over until she makes sure I understand what she has just taught me. She is the best! I am so lucky I found her! I highly recommend her!

Posted Sep 18, 2014
Elizabeth L.

More people should know about Take Lessons.

My Instructor, Terri, is knowledgeable, patient and flexible. I am a professional, mature student with a super busy schedule who had never played a musical instrument before. Terri has been able to provide the knowledge and encouragement that I need, along with the enjoyment of playing the piano. I could not have asked for a better fit. Terri is valuable to any age group.

Posted Jan 27, 2014
Diane S.

Highly recommend! Has been my son(s) teacher for about six years.

Terri is extremely professional and works well with children. She enjoys teaching and laughs with the children. She makes learning the piano fun, and will allow a child to pass and play similar songs at that level so the material is not monotonous and boring for the child. It also gives the child confidence when they do not have to repeat the same piece, but can learn the material from different books and pieces rather than repeating one song over and over. Terri is not a time watcher at all, but cares more about the child getting the lesson and understanding it well. I am so very glad I found her to teach both my sons. Highly recommend!

Posted Mar 3, 2013

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Self Employed Piano Teacher
Jun 1991 - Present

Terri L. Music Studio

I travel to the homes where I teach young and old beginners or more experienced students. I have been educating students now for over 23 years. I also have accompanied students in ensembles for middle school and high schools . Also, I accompanied varous choral groups in high school as well as college. In addition, I have played for various church services as well as a few weddings.I


Bachelors's Degree in Music Education
Sep 1985 - Dec 1989

College of Dupage Associate in Arts and Northern IL University

Associate of Arts and Bachelor's Degree in Music
Sep 1985 - Dec 1989

College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, IL amd Northern Il University DeKalb, IL



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Fluent / Native Proficiency


Music Teachers National Association
Sep 1992
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