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Learn to play piano from talented, experienced teachers. We have many piano teachers ready to work with you to enrich your talents.
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.
Our Approach to Piano Lessons
We recognize each aspiring pianist as a unique individual. That’s why our piano instructors foster creative expression in their students, encouraging them to pursue their musical goals. Our approach is flexible, fostering musical creativity while simultaneously supporting proper keyboard technique. We strive to ensure that our piano students acquire the fundamentals necessary to become literate musicians, so music reading/writing skills and relevant music theory are always incorporated. Below is a basic outline of our approach.
We Make Piano Instruction Fun
Here at Schaumburg Music Academy, we celebrate the uniqueness of each of our students. We understand that growth and ability come at different speeds. No matter your starting point, our amazing teachers will help you grow musically in whichever direction you want to go. Having a teacher who is willing and able to meet you where you are will not only help you progress more quickly towards your goals, you’ll have fun doing it!
Our staff is knowledgeable in many different keyboarding styles, such as classical, soul, jazz, pop and sacred. This experience makes lesson time an exciting vehicle for personal interpretation and creative growth. We strive for a creative, student-led teaching approach, giving our students a space to discover and nurture their passion for music and for the piano.
We Teach Proper Technique
Our first priority is teaching healthy technique, including proper hand, wrist, and arm technique, seated posture, and pedaling technique. Before long, new students learn how to find home position and middle C, and begin learning how to identify notes on sheet music. Music theory, sight reading, proper fingering, and mastery of scales are all aspects of keyboarding that students must learn if they want to progress in their piano studies.
Proper technique will encourage a relaxed posture. Learning to relax as you play is a key goal our teachers encourage in every student. Your teacher will help you develop proper technique to safeguard you from injury, while simultaneously developing a strong musical foundation.
Elements of music history, including discussions of historical musical periods, composers, and the development of the instrument are incorporated where possible. Piano students also learn basic accompanying techniques for themselves and others.
We Tailor Instruction to Your Goals
There is no one-size-fits-all method of piano instruction. While fundamentals and technique are essential, the goal is to reach a point where you can freely explore your own personal musical style. We encourage students to give input on their repertoire, and we encourage each pianist to step outside their comfort zone and try something new.
Within the keyboarding world, there are many musical styles ranging from classical to jazz, and pop to sacred. Whatever your preferred genre (or if you like a little of everything), we have a teacher that will work for you!
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-to-one guidance throughout your musical journey. Once your teacher understands where you want to go, they can craft a plan to get there that is unique to you.
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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.
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.
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!
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.
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 Should I Consider When Selecting an Instrument?
For many beginning students, the first and biggest obstacle is finding an instrument. It’s impossible to progress very far without consistent practice, and consistent practice requires consistent access to a piano or digital keyboard.
Deciding between an acoustic piano and a digital keyboard is a complex decision, and the right choice for your family depends on your living situation, your goals, and even your aesthetic preferences.
Your piano instructor will work with you in determining what’s best for starting out. You can get recommendations on what to get and where to buy it at your first lesson.
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!
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! Not in any romantic or crush sort of way, but as a highly trained and skilled professional who knows what he is teaching.
In fact all of the staff at the Schaumburg location, in my opinion of course, are very dedicated, trained, involved, respectful, and completely committed to the session time. I work third shift and staying awake to take and pick-up my daughter is not always easy. I mentioned the situation once to them, and now when there is a cancelation they give me a call to see if we can get in earlier. If you have ever worked third shift you know how thoughtful this is.
They have a great facility, convenient location, and a very easy going demeanor that translates into very productive training for the student. If you are looking for your child to receive solid foundational training in any of the lessons they offer, I do not believe you could do better than this Their prices are well within contemporary rates for the area, and would be an investment in the future fulfillment to your children´s musical development.Mark Bock Review
Three of my children, a nephew and I have been taking lessons from Schaumburg Music for about 8 years. Drums, Violin, Bass guitar & Guitar.
I have been playing (blues, rock, folk) guitar as a main instrument for over 45 years and still learned things from their excellent guitar teacher Mike. David has taught my youngest son bass guitar and now he has a great foundation as a bass player. My oldest son was taught by two of Schaumburg Music’s drum teachers, Eugene (who moved out of state) and Nate. Nate has been a phenomenal teacher for my son, challenging him weekly with advanced studies in rhythm, while encouraging him to listen to all types of music to understand how rhythm moves the music. My oldest daughter took violin lessons from Codruta as a second instrument and i was very please and surprised at how quickly she learned a string instrument coming from a piano background. I also arranged for my nephew to take rock guitar lessons from Mike (after I could teach him no more) and now he shreds with the best of them.
They have a very good selection of instruments at different price points. Band instruments, electronic pianos, violins, guitars & bass guitars to name a few. They recently picked up the Samick guitar brand and it fits in nicely with their lower priced beginner instruments. I often play them while waiting for my children to finish their lessons and I am surprised at the quality that goes into these fine instruments. They also have a great selection of music necessities. My daughters often send me in for reeds or cleaning kits for their various woodwind instruments (oboe, sax, flute) and I often drop in for a set of strings for myself.
Over the years I have found the staff to be thoughtful and courteous, which is probably why i have remained a Customer for so many years. Also, each of the teachers has a passion for what they teach. If you are looking for a great place to teach a child (or adult) music, I highly recommend Schaumburg Music, where they will not only get a musical education, but also a passion for music.
I have been a customer of Marlena’s Music, Schaumburg Music Store since I moved to the Schaumburg area six years ago. What I have found and still find today is a personal touch that she has when she greets me when I enter the store. What I liked when I first came 6 years ago and still do now is the variety of piano method books, as I use different method books to suit each individual students´ needs. I am also impressed with this stores use of current technology as just the other day I needed a particular song in a different key and Marlena had the computer ready to download my song in the key I needed. I paid just a nominal fee. Schaumburg Music is a little hard to spot from Schaumburg Road but well worth the time to look closelyMary Helen H.
My daughter has been taking violin lessons at Schaumburg Music for 2 years. We have had a wonderful experience with the teachers. She was only 5 years old when she started and they made us both feel very comfortable. I am happy with the quality of the lessons, as she has made much progress over the 2 years. We enjoy the annual recitals. We hope to have many more years at this studio. I highly recommend this studio for your or your children´s music lessons.Chris Kolcz
For the past 6 years, Schaumburg Music has been a positive influence on our 12 year old son Josh. He has been taking piano lessons with Marlena at his side the whole time, and has grown quite into a very good piano student. Schaumburg Music Center, with its dedicated and inspirational instructors, is an excellent place for anyone who is considering learning how to play an instrument. We are very satisfied with SMC; rate is reasonable, location is ideal, and we all look forward Judson U! Keep up the good work! You guys are doing a wonderful job.The Manalansan Family
We have been sending our kids to the Schaumburg Music center for several years now. We started with our son taking piano lessons from Mr. David and my son loves learning from him. Mr. David has been such a wonderful teacher with a good mix of patience, humor and flexibility that we could hardly wait for our daughter to start her lessons at the center. She learns violin and initially we weren’t sure if she will like the experience, so rented the equipment from the center. We were very fortunate to get Ms. Corduta as her teacher, who was extremely sincere and methodical in her approach. Our daughter simply adored her teacher and we bought a violin at the center to continue with her education.
Ms. Marlena puts in considerable efforts to maintain a very professional center where learning gets the highest priority. She organizes annual concerts for the children to showcase their talent in front of a live audience, and it is such a delightful present for the mothers on the Mother’s Day! Thanks to Marlena and all the teachers for their continued support in helping the children pursue their musical knowledge!Sukanya & Subbu
My children have been coming to Schaumburg Music for a couple of years. When my children first started at Schaumburg Music, they knew very little on how to play a musical instrument. The teachers are very knowledgeable; they really work great with the kids. They took the time to make sure the kids understood about the instruments that the kids wanted to play. They taught them how to read the musical notes and how to read the music sheets so they can play songs. Now my children are playing many different songs, it is amazing to hear and watch them play their instruments. The music teacher and support staff are very professional and easy to work with. You just need to let them know what you want to play and they will set you up with the things you need to get started.John Tarchala
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. I would definitely recommend anyone who loves music to come check it out!Katie A.
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.