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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Chicago Piano Teachers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Andrew Tuite

Andrew Tuite is a professional pianist and piano teacher offering private lessons in the Palatine/Inverness area and the North Shore of Chicago. Tuite has been teaching students of all ages and levels for more than 15 years and offers instruction in a variety of genres, including rock, pop, blues, and jazz. Ear training, chords, and improvisation skills are also heavily emphasized in Tuite's lesson plans.

Chicago, IL 60645


Atheerian Piano

Atheerian Piano is the piano studio of Atheer Daniel Youkhana, who offers private piano lessons for children and adults in the Chicago area. Youkhana incorporates music history, music theory, ear training, and sight reading lessons into his piano teaching methods, using innovative and unique methods to help his students learn.

Glenview, IL 60026


Betsy Green Music Studio

Betsy Green Music Studio has been offering piano lessons to students in the Chicago area for over 15 years. Green is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music with the Music Teachers National Association and holds a degree in Applied Piano Pedagogy. She offers individually tailored piano lessons for students of all ages and ability levels.

Chicago, IL 60657


Chicago Music Teachers

Chicago Music Teachers is an organization of music teachers offering private in-home lessons on a variety of instruments, including piano, guitar, bass, voice, and drums. Music production classes using Ableton are also available, as are lessons in music reading, improvisation, and ear training. The organization's teachers offer various styles of music instruction, including blues, rock, pop, funk, classical, folk, and jazz.

Evanston, IL 60202


Ela Kriss

Ela Kriss offers piano lessons for children and adults in either her home or theirs in the Chicago area, including Gold Coast, Skokie, Lakeview, Park Ridge, and Hinsdale. Kriss specializes in classical instruction and the Suzuki method, and she also offers music reading and music theory instruction. Lessons are 30 minutes long and cost a flat fee of $30 per lesson.

Chicago, IL 60657


Faith Slaker Music

Faith Slaker Music offers piano lessons for all ages from two locations, one in Chicago's South Loop and one in West Town. Certified piano instructor Aubrey Faith-Slaker offers lessons for adults and children using both the traditional and Suzuki methods. Both private lessons and group classes are available for children, while adult private lessons are available from beginner to advanced levels.

Family Piano Co

Family Piano Co. is a piano and music store in Waukegan, Illinois, that has served the Chicago area since 2006. In addition to piano rentals, sales, tuning, and other services, the store has a flexible private music lesson program, with a variety of experienced instructors. Free 10-week group adult classes are included with all piano purchases and rentals, and live music events occur nearly every weekend.

118 S Genesee
Waukegan, IL 60085

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Learn To Make Music

Learn To Make Music is a nonprofit organization offering music lessons in the Chicago area from two locations in Hinsdale and Downers Grove. Piano teacher Debra Miller has been teaching for more than 25 years and has performed with numerous Chicago-area ensembles, including the Northshore Concert Band and the Chicago Brass Ensemble. Lessons at Learn to Make Music start at $30 for a 30-minute session.

Hinsdale, IL 60521


Mark Miller

Mark Miller has been teaching piano lessons to Chicago-area students at Opus II Piano Studio in Barrington for more than 25 years. In 2001, Miller founded the Distance Jazz Piano Institute, through which he provides lessons to students in the U.K., Hong Kong, and New Zealand over Skype. Miller also teaches one-handed piano and piano for the blind.

Barrington, IL 60010


Music Lessons With Laura

Music Lessons With Laura is located in Palos Park and serves the Chicago area. Voice and piano teacher Laura Bush has more than 20 years of experience teaching private music lessons and specializes in teaching young children, as she spent much of her career as an early childhood educator. "Ms. Laura" receives rave reviews from her students and their parents.

Palos Park, IL 60464


Musical Chairs Studio

Musical Chairs Studio is a boutique music school located in Lincoln Square in Chicago. The school offers a variety of private and group music lessons for both children and adults, including piano, guitar, violin, and voice lessons. Rock band "jam sessions" and a glee club are also available for elementary through high school-aged students. The studio employs ten professional piano teachers.

Chicago, IL 60625


My Music Lessons

My Music Lessons is an Oak Park music school with private instructors who have graduated from renowned music programs, including Berklee College of Music and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. In addition to piano, instructors are qualified to help students interested in playing guitar, bass, and percussion. Parents gush about the program, especially the tutors' focus on making sure that students have fun.

Oak Park, IL 60301


Narloch Piano Studio

Narloch Piano Studio is located in the Ravenswood Manor district of Chicago. Instructor Christopher Narloch has been teaching students of all ages and levels at the studio since 2011, offering private piano lessons as well as performance classes, in which students practice performing music for their fellow students. The studio also hosts a New Music Study Group for local composers and performers.

Peter Scheiner

Peter Scheiner is a professional jazz pianist and piano teacher offering lessons within the Chicago Loop. Scheiner draws on more than 25 years of music teaching experience and several years of touring with blues and jazz musicians. Scheiner tailors his lessons to the student's interests, offering more rigorous or more casual lesson programs according to students' preferences. Skype lessons are available for distance learners.

Chicago, IL 60605


Piano with Shoko

Piano with Shoko is the piano studio of Japanese solo pianist Shoko Mimura. Located near Damon and Montrose Ave on the North Side of Chicago, the studio offers lessons for all ages and ability levels in both Japanese and English. A free trial lesson is available for new students to determine whether they would like to continue lessons with Shoko.

Sol Garnier

Sol Garnier has been teaching drum and piano lessons in the Chicago area for more than 25 years. All ages and experience levels are welcome, and Garnier focuses on the classical, rock, jazz, and contemporary styles. Garnier also works with students who don't know how to read music, and the first one-hour lesson a student signs up for is half price.

South Loop Piano Lessons

South Loop Piano Lessons is the piano division of the Champaign School of Music, which has two Chicago locations. Lessons are available for students of all ages and all are carried out on a one-on-one basis. Piano teacher Holly Kennedy has more than 15 years of experience and offers lessons in several styles, including rock, blues, and classical.

Tad Suzuki Piano Studio

Tad Suzuki Piano Studio offers piano lessons for students of all ages in Downtown Chicago. Suzuki is a professional pianist who focuses mainly on classical pieces but also offers instruction in genres like ragtime, jazz, bossa nova, and show tunes. He also offers training in sight reading and sight singing and teaches a piano ensemble class.

Chicago, IL 60604


The Art of Piano Playing & Performing Arts Inc.

The Art of Piano Playing & Performing Arts Inc. is the piano studio of concert pianist Dr. Yulia Lipmanovich, who has more than 25 years of experience teaching piano to students at all levels. Located in Chicago, the studio offers individual lessons for students of all ages, including Skype lessons for students who can't make it into the studio.

The Lake Shore Music Studio

The Lake Shore Music Studio is located on Chicago's Near North Side, near Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, and Old Town and has been teaching students in the area for more than 20 years. The studio offers piano lessons for children and adults using the Dr. Robert Pace Method of Keyboard Instruction, a group learning method that stresses conceptual and analytical thinking about music.

Chicago, IL 60610


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