Piano Lessons in Naperville, Illinois
Our Approach to Piano Lessons
A well-rounded and balanced approach to music is essential for being successful, regardless of your definition of “success.” Some students come to Musical Expressions to explore a new hobby, while others have ambitions of professional performances or scholarships. To ensure that every student has the foundation they need to achieve their unique musical goals, we facilitate an educational environment where music history, proper form and technique, and limitless creative freedom come together.
We’re certain that you can find an instructor at Musical Expressions who can teach you new skills, and help you explore different styles of music to uncover your personal passions.
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Piano Lessons Should Be Fun!
We know that an interest in piano may be what first brings you into our school – but having fun is what keeps you coming back! Here at Musical Expressions, our goal is for every student to LOVE their music lessons as they embark on a rewarding journey of progress and discovery. We put the “fun” in fundamentals!
Our knowledgeable staff blends a high standard of music education with a creative, student-focused approach that gives students space to discover and nurture their passion for music and the piano. Whether it’s your first time at the keys or you’re a seasoned pianist, our teachers are ready to help you progress quickly toward your goals – while having fun along the way.
We Emphasize Healthy Technique
Healthy technique is critical to lifelong enjoyment of the piano. Our first priority is teaching strong fundamentals, including hand, wrist and arm technique, bench position, and pedaling. We believe that full-body instruction is essential to musicianship and safeguards students from injury.
Once the fundamentals are in place, you and your teacher can craft the story you want your music to tell. Our qualified teachers will assist you in developing musicianship and exploring nuance through dynamics, pausing, phrasing, and varying tempos. Learn with us as we infuse elements of music theory and music history into our well-rounded approach to fostering musical excellence.
We Care About Your Musical Interests & Goals
There is no one-size-fits-all method of piano instruction. Regardless of ability or prior experience, our teachers take an individualized approach to each of our students – underpinned by detailed individual assessments, a personalized learning plan, and one-on-one guidance throughout your musical journey.
While fundamentals and technique are essential, our ultimate goal is to equip students to begin exploring their own personal musical style and interests. Your teacher will work with you to understand where you want to go, and craft a unique plan to get you there. Whether your style is classical or pop (or anything in between), Musical Expressions helps students excel in their craft while encouraging the occasional step outside the comfort zone to try something new.
Our Piano Teachers:
The team of piano teachers at Musical Expressions has performance, educational, and teaching experience that span multiple decades. They leverage their experience and expertise to ensure that all piano students can achieve their unique musical goals.
We specialize in personalized music instruction. Every student who walks through our doors has unique skills, experiences, and goals. Our piano teachers tailor our curriculum to the individual, helping each person grow and thrive as a musician.
“We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams” from Ode by Arthur O’Shaughnessy The piano came with the house. That’s how it all started. There was an old
Nicholas “Nic” Sanders
Nicholas Sanders first began taking piano lessons at the age of five and has had a lifelong passion for music ever since. Nic’s youth saw him explore many different forms of music,
Teaching and learning music is one of the most satisfying pursuits one can do. I have been involved in both now for over 15 years. My goal is to make music as
Guitar, Bass, Ukulele & Piano
John had worked for Hix Bros Music since 1996, starting just after the great flood. His responsibilities included: guitar, piano, bass guitar and ukulele instructor, shipping and receiving manager, data entry and
Yee Seer See
Yee Seer began playing at age five, and started teaching at the Yamaha School of Music in Malaysia at 18. After several years, she traveled to London to teach and receive
Tad Janik started his career in the music industry at the age of 16 when he got his first professional engagement as a piano player. A few years later he obtained a
Emily Liu grew up in a musical family. She was influenced by her father’s flute playing and her mother’s singing when she was a child. A pleasant music environment has cultivated her
Chris Gu has recently earned a Master of Music in Piano at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. He is a current student of Gregory Sioles, a graduate of the Jacobs School
“As a band director and published composer, I was particular in finding a musically-rich studio environment for my son. Well, we found it. Musical Expressions is a bright and cheerful enterprise providing top-notch instruction in a most musician-friendly way.”
“We are very satisfied with Musical Expressions and their teachers. The children love to come to their lessons. They have made a lot of progress within the past 2 years. We will continue to recommend the studio.”
“I have three children studying piano with Yee Seer [See]. She is a great teacher. The children enjoy working with her. She has given them great musical experiences.”
“I love my lessons. As a teen I enjoy the independence and respect Erik [Swanson] gives me and his depth of musical diversity is only surpassed by his technical skill.”
“I love the creative ways different teachers explain the art of music. They make learning fun rather than making it seem like a chore. With Alex, he chooses fun warm ups and songs that you will not only learn from, but enjoy doing.”
What you can expect
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What is the minimum age to start piano lessons at Musical Expressions?
We pride ourselves on developing unique programming for each of our students. This means that we can work with anyone over the age of five to learn to play the piano. While physical development isn’t as big of a factor in learning to play the piano, reading, and comprehension skills must be developing in order for a student to achieve proficiency.
Do I need any prior experience?
Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced pianist looking for additional guidance, our piano teachers at Musical Expressions will help you improve and reach your goals.
What styles of piano can I learn?
With a number of piano teachers on staff, there are many options for students interested in exploring a variety of piano styles. From classical to pop and anything in between, our teachers will encourage you to explore and branch out so that you can become the best pianist possible.
What books will I need?
Our completely custom piano lessons will be a collaborative effort between the student and teacher. This means that your teacher will provide you with a complete list of recommended literature that will support your unique journey as a musician.
Why come to musical expressions for piano lessons?
There are many reasons to select Musical Expressions for piano lessons in the Naperville area. We have a long history of happy students who’ve mastered the piano and gone on to gain prestigious educational and performance opportunities.
Creative freedom is at the core of what we do. Our instructors empower students to push their boundaries and explore all styles of music, finding a space where they can truly thrive and develop.
Personalizing your music lessons also ensures that you get the support you need to excel as a pianist. We work with all skill levels, meaning there is always room for advancement.
Our student-oriented philosophy means that you control the path of your musical journey. We want you to enjoy your time as a piano student at Musical Expressions.
Ready to begin piano lessons in Naperville?
If you’re interested in learning to play the piano, the teachers at Musical Expressions would be delighted to have you join us.
Come meet our instructors and experience a passionate and creative environment for learning. Contact us today to schedule your first piano lesson.
Start your music journey today!
Playing the piano is a lifelong skill that offers a wide variety of benefits to students of all ages. From physical and mental dexterity to creative expression, learning to play this cornerstone instrument is valuable for anyone. Whether you’re interested in picking up the basics or preparing for a competitive audition, the piano teachers at Musical Expressions can help you explore the many possibilities of piano playing.