Orland Park Piano Lessons

Our Approach to Piano Lessons

We fully acknowledge that each aspiring pianist is a unique individual. While it is true that everyone must begin in the same place, where you go from there is completely up to you. The flexible style of our instructors will foster your musical creativity, offering wisdom, and guiding your technique to levels of excellence. While creative expression is strongly encouraged, we incorporate certain features across the board for all our students, especially in the beginning phases of instruction.

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

Are you interested in piano lessons, either for you or your child? Great choice! We believe that instruction in piano provides the best preparation for all other types of musical instruction. The piano is one of the most popular and needed instrument in many different musical environments, and it’s a fantastic hobby to boot.

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Our Piano Teachers

Here at The Music Connection, our seasoned staff of piano instructors thrives on creating a fun, engaging, and well-rounded experience for each student. 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. Our qualified instructors often participate in public performance and possess significant academic credentials. Their experience enables them to customize their instruction for each student, covering areas including technique, fundamentals and expression.

Mirela L.

Mirela L.

Piano

Albanian born and raised pianist Mirela L. has performed as recitalist, chamber musician, collaborative pianist, and taught piano professionally for over 20 years throughout Europe and the United States. Mrs. L. holds

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Farobag Homi C.

Farobag Homi C.

Piano

Music Director of the Chicago Philharmonia Orchestra since 1985, Farobag Homi C. has also served as the Artistic Director of the University of Chicago’s Performing Artists Series from 1990 through 2002 and

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Christina E.

Christina E.

Piano & Voice

Mrs. Christina E. is a professional pianist/vocalist/accompanist with a wealth of experiences. She has an extensive background in piano pedagogy and has been teaching children and adults for over 30 years. She

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Melinda S.

Melinda S.

Piano

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Mindy S. has found her home in the Chicago area. Mindy has studied piano from age 5, and received her Bachelor’s in Piano Performance from Bowling Green State

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Julia C.

Julia C.

Piano

Now a seasoned Suzuki alumnus, Julia Clearman began studying Suzuki piano at the age of five under the direction of Nancy Daley through the Suzuki program at MacPhail Center for Music in

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What’s a Good Age to Begin Piano Lessons?

Certain aspects of piano technique, such as interval reach, can be physically challenging to a young child. At the same time, there are plenty of basics to learn before large interval reach is necessary. The Music Connection suggests beginning instruction no younger than age six. Have no fear: beginning at this young age will give your child plenty of time to progress in their keyboarding skills.

While children make up a good percentage of our student roster, we also love to work with adults. There is no such thing as being too old to learn to play piano. It has no age limit!

So, if you have the desire to learn, we have the desire to teach you—no matter your age.

What Makes The Music Connection Unique?

First, our specialized music school employs multiple teachers in most areas of instruction. Your piano teacher should be someone that you resonate with on a personal, musical, academic level. Whatever your preferences, we can find a fit for you.

Secondly, our instructors have a fun, collaborative style that will inspire you and involve you in the decision-making process. The ideal teacher/student relationship is one in which the student can realize their musical goals. At The Music Connection, teachers are fully equipped to assist you in every aspect of your musical development.

So, What Are You Waiting For?

If you’re ready to jump into the world of keyboarding, we are excited to match you with a teacher that can get you started on your musical journey. Nothing will enable you to progress more effectively than a one-on-one partnership with an inspiring piano professional. Let us help you explore and build your abilities in a setting that is comfortable for you. You never know how far you can go until you take that first step, so why not get started today?

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What Our Students and Parents Say

  • Hi Music Connection Friends,I just wanted to say thank you for all of those lessons you gave my children when they were younger. It’s truly a gift that lasts a lifetime. The best thing that has come out of this quarantine is that my kids remember they know how to play and they have been playing daily again. So lovely to hear them play and all that they learned. It is a gift they can enjoy forever.Miss you guys

    Trish S.
  • I just wanted to say thank you again for your help with Colin’s Solo and Ensemble Festival. It was such a great experience and your dedication to helping him be a better musician IS making him a better musician. He is so proud and he should be!!!  Great Teachers make all the difference. I just wanted you and the staff at Music Connection to know that we think YOU ROCK!!

  • My three children wanted to play different instruments and there are so many instructors at the Music Connection, it was very easy for us to choose a time and date to fit our busy schedule.  The teachers have always been very positive and encouraging to all of my children!

    Cindy
  • Ms. Ana is wonderful! She motivates Ellyse and is always positive! She is why we keep coming back!

  • The Music Connection is top notch for music education. We’ve been with The Music Connection since 2009.  The teachers we’ve had all have a genuine interest in kids’ learning and are excellent musicians themselves.  Mrs. K fosters an environment that makes music education important and fun.  She always puts students FIRST and will go out of her way to make sure they have opportunities to express their love of music.   It is a great studio with the best teachers.  We are lucky to have The Music Connection in our community!

  • My daughter loves the preparation for IMA and guild. She starts planning soon after she finishes her competition

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