Piano Lessons in Schaumburg, IL

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Why take piano lessons in Schaumburg Music Academy?

Schaumburg Music Academy is proud to offer piano lessons to students of all ages and skill levels in the Schaumburg area. Our piano instructors pride themselves on customizing piano lessons to each student, providing well-rounded instruction for students of any age and skill level.

At Schaumburg Music Academy, we are passionate about creating a fun and engaging experience for each student, while providing them with a firm foundation to move forward. Our instructors are fantastic people and great musicians, and many of them perform professionally in addition to teaching. Their top-notch credentials and experience allow our teachers to customize lessons for each student, covering areas including technique, fundamentals and expression.

Young student playing the piano

Our Approach to Piano Lessons

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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 Schaumburg Music Academy, 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), Schaumburg Music Academy helps students excel in their craft while encouraging the occasional step outside the comfort zone to try something new.

Our Piano Teachers

Our piano teachers hold credentials from illustrious universities, and they perform regularly with various nationwide and community groups outside of the private piano studio. This wide range of experience allows them to pass on a more well-rounded musical perspective to their students.

Andrew Jaicks

Andrew Jaicks

Piano

Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Andrew Jaicks has lived in the Chicago area since 2013. He earned a Bachelor’s of Music in Composition and a Minor in Piano Performance from the Chicago College…

Connie Studebaker

Connie Studebaker

Piano

Connie started taking piano lessons at the age of ten because she wanted to be like her big sister who played the piano. She enjoyed practicing and started playing for services in…

Jamie Serena

Jamie Serena

Piano

Jamie studied piano from a young age, practicing 6-8 hours a day throughout high school. She received her Bachelor’s in Music and Psychology from Carthage College, graduating with honors in 2023, where…

Jennifer Thompson

Jennifer Thompson

Voice & Piano

Jennifer Thompson is an accomplished vocalist who has performed many times in the Chicago area. She sang Elgar’s Sea Pictures for the Friends of the Windows concert series at St. James Chapel…

Jim Meyer

Jim Meyer

Piano

Jim has been playing piano for over 20 years and teaching piano for 4 with a certification in piano pedagogy. He graduated last May from Elmhurst College with top honors, majoring in…

Jose Guadalupe Flores

Jose Guadalupe Flores

Voice, Piano

Enjoy private music lessons tailored to your skill and level from a passionate and enthusiastic educator. Jose Guadalupe has over 5 years of international, private, and group teaching experience. Jose is

Nadiya Mandziy

Nadiya Mandziy

Piano

Nadiya has been a piano and music theory teacher for over 30 years. She is an honors graduate from Ternopil Music College and went on to get her Master’s degree from Kyiv…

David Shore

David Shore

Piano/­Guitar/­Bass/­Upright Bass/­Ukulele

David’s students enjoy learning and feeling like musicians while still getting the academic benefits that learning music provides.

Evie Hickman

Evie Hickman

Violin, Guitar, Piano

Evie Hickman is completing a degree in music education and performance at Elmhurst University. She has been teaching violin for 6 years and served as an orchestral assistant through middle and high school…

How it works

Together we explore student musical goals.

We match students with one of our expert instructors.

Start attending lessons! Parents can receive progress reports each week.

“My daughter started voice lessons with Gary at the Schaumburg location about a month ago. As a concerned parent I was interested in what she thought of him as her instructor. She likes him!”

— Mark Bock

“My son just started coming here for trumpet lessons with Sam. They are very friendly and encouraging and able to accomodate our schedule. My son is really enjoying his lessons here.”

— Kelly L.

“I don’t think it gets any better than Schaumburg Music Academy. The excellent piano lessons by a well qualified instructor and a schedule that fits my needs brought me in. However it is the welcoming atmosphere, knowledgeable staff, and friendly conversation that keep me here.”

— Katie A.

We Offer Simple Pricing to Fit
Your Schedule & Budget

Weekly

30 Min Lesson

$145

Monthly

30 minute lessons are great for learning the basics and building a strong foundation.

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Weekly

60 Min Lesson

$285

Monthly

Longer lessons, perfect for motivated, intermediate or advanced musicians.

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One-time

SINGLE LESSONS

$37

Per lesson

Explore new instruments or prepare for performances.

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New to Piano Lessons? Here’s What to Expect

At Schaumburg Music Academy, we welcome all music learners, from absolute beginners to advanced students preparing for university or conservatory study. We understand that for those who are new to music lessons or piano lessons, getting started can seem a little daunting. Here’s what to expect if you’re new to piano lessons.

Our teachers

Many of our piano instructors love working with beginners, whether those beginners are children or adults. Others focus more on developing the skills unique to intermediate or advanced students. Once we learn more about your musical experience and goals, we can match you with a teacher who will be a great fit for you. Our piano department is equipped to serve students with collegiate and professional ambitions, and we invite you to see our review page for a selection of Schaumburg Music Academy success stories. Many of our teachers have memberships and openings for a variety of performance and competitive opportunities, but these are always optional. We are equally delighted to work with students of any age or ability who want to enrich their lives through music.

Do I need prior experience?

We offer piano lessons for all levels of experience, whether you’re a beginner or intermediate player. If you’re a beginner you will be taught music theory and eventually you’ll be able to sight read! Our instructors are more than capable of teaching classical, jazz, contemporary, and even rock music. It’s all up to you!

What Books Will I Need?

There are several great piano curricula used for beginners today, and our teachers use a variety of these at Schaumburg Music Academy. In or before a student’s first lesson, the teacher will provide a list of piano books to purchase.

What is the Best Age to Start Piano Lessons?

We typically work with piano students aged 4-Adult. We invite you to contact us to learn more about our piano program and to help you find a good match for yourself or your child among our wonderful piano faculty. If you are unsure whether your child is ready for private lessons, give us a call to discuss your particular situation. We would be delighted to help you find a good fit!
While we generally don’t start piano students before age 4, that doesn’t mean that every 4-year-old who shows interest in piano is ready to start taking piano lessons. To know if your child is ready, take a look at your child’s development. To be ready for piano lessons, your child should be on par with peers in physical strength and dexterity. Similarly, as reading music is a big part of learning piano, your child should be at or above the kindergarten level when it comes to reading, phonics, pattern recognition and related skills.
It’s OK if your child is too short to reach the pedals. Beginning level instruction doesn’t require the use of them.
Lastly, your child needs an adequate attention span and ability to stay focused for 20 or 30 minutes at a time.

What Sets Schaumburg Music Academy Apart?

We know that there are multiple avenues you could take when it comes to choosing a music instructor. So, why should Schaumburg Music Academy be your top choice?
First, our staff of music instructors are the most qualified, most experienced, and most passionate. We have multiple piano instructors on staff, and we are confident we can find a teacher that will suit your specific personality and needs.
Second, our atmosphere of musical freedom is unmatched. Each staff member is interested in your personal growth as a performer. Our goal is that your experience at Schaumburg Music Academy will enable you to engage in the musical world with confidence and creativity no matter where your journey takes you.

Ready to Start Piano Lessons in Schaumburg, Illinois?

Are you ready to start piano lessons for you or a family member in the Schaumburg area?
Come learn from one of our experienced teachers and get meaningful piano instruction that’s tailored to your specific needs and goals. Contact Schaumburg Music Academy today to set up your first lesson!