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Piano

Play piano and build a forever foundation for making music!

Energized, creative, and intuitive, our teaching artists develop thoughtful learning experiences that build a strong foundation of playing technique, music theory, and musicality. Through engaging hands-on activities, visual art, movement, songs, and musical games, students learn to play piano. The Old Town School way is open, understanding, and imaginative. Our teachers are skilled pianists and professional musicians passionate about staying current with best teaching practices and passing on the art of playing piano. In tune with each child's own dreams and imaginings, our piano teachers create safe, nurturing classrooms; build caring relationships with families; and welcome young pianists into the whole musical experience of the Old Town School. We hope that experiencing our piano program inspires a life of music making.

Kids Piano: 4 - 6 years

Beginner

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Sunday with Maryanne Johnson, Elaine Moore, Zosia Holden, Cassie Fox, Henry Altenberg, Victor Figueroa, Lydia Martin, ISAIAH SANDERMAN, Meghan Kessel or Leah Dahline

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $288 ($268 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Kids Piano: 6 - 8 years

Beginner

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Sunday with Maryanne Johnson, Elaine Moore, Zosia Holden, Cassie Fox, Henry Altenberg, Meagan Hickman, Lydia Martin, ISAIAH SANDERMAN, Meghan Kessel or Leah Dahline

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $576 ($536 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus or Online

Youth Piano Lab - Introduction

Beginner

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $198 ($178 members)

Youth Piano Lab - 1

Beginner

Tuesday or Saturday with Meagan Hickman

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $198 ($178 members)

Combo Level

Location: Online

Youth Piano Lab - 2

Beginner

Tuesday or Saturday with Meagan Hickman

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $198 ($178 members)

in The Piano Lab

Location: Online

Youth Piano Lab - 3

Intermediate

Saturday with Meagan Hickman

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $198 ($178 members)

Location: Online

Youth Piano Lab - 4

Advanced

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $198 ($178 members)

Youth Piano Lab - Combo Level 1 and 2

BeginnerNew!

Sunday with Meagan Hickman

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $198 ($178 members)

Location: Online

Youth Piano Lab - Combo Level 3 and 4

IntermediateNew!

Tuesday or Sunday with Meagan Hickman

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $198 ($178 members)

Combo Level

Location: Online

Private Lesson Options

Our private lessons like our group classes run in 8-week sessions, however, you can begin private lessons during any week in the session. Please call our customer service folks at 773.728.6000 to register as private lesson availability is based upon individual teacher schedules.

Lessons are scheduled weekly, for 30, 45 or 60 minutes, and are available every day of the week at our Lincoln Square and Lincoln Park locations. Our experienced and professional faculty will work with you to develop an individualized program that helps you achieve your musical goals.

Stop in at either location or call the front desk at 773.728.6000 to register.


8-week Session Prices

$296 for 30 minutes ($286 for members)

$424 for 45 minutes ($409 for members)

$544 for 60 minutes ($524 for members)


Session & Registration Dates

8-week lessons: 04/25/2022 – 06/19/2022

Monday 03/21/22: Re-registration for current students begins

Tuesday 04/05/22: Transfer registration

Wednesday 04/06/22: Open registration

8-week lessons: 06/20/2022 – 08/14/2022

Monday 05/16/22: Re-registration for current students begins

Tuesday 05/31/22: Transfer registration

Wednesday 06/01/22: Open registration

8-week lessons: 08/29/2022 – 10/23/2022

Monday 07/11/22: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 07/25/22: Transfer registration

Wednesday 07/27/22: Open registration

8-week lessons: 10/24/2022 – 12/18/2022

Monday 09/19/22: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 10/03/22: Transfer registration

Wednesday 10/05/22: Open registration


Teachers

Click for teacher profiles and schedules

Henry Altenberg »
Guitar, Piano, Ukulele, Electric Bass

Mike Brauer »
Voice, Piano, Recorder

Liz Chidester »
Ukulele, Wiggleworms Program, Voice, Piano, Guitar, School Partnerships

Mary Ann Covone »
Accordion, Piano

Leah Dahline »
Piano

John Erickson »
Piano

Victor Figueroa »
Piano

Steven Hemmy »
Piano, Violin, Fiddle

Bill Hohnke »
Voice, Piano

Zosia Holden »
Piano

Jeffrey Hunter »
Piano

Cheryl Irwin »
Piano

Jackie Jasperson »
Voice, Piano

Oscar Jasso »
Piano, Keyboard, Synth

Tom Jefferson »
Piano

Meghan Kessel »
Piano, Voice

Katie Klocke »
Fiddle, Violin, Piano

Karolyn Kuehner »
Piano

Lexie Levy »
Piano, Songwriting, Voice, Theory, Transcription

Renee Nanzer »
Double Play for Preschoolers, Piano, Voice

MATT PIET »
Piano

Alton Smith »
Piano

Thomas Winthrop Stevens »
Piano

Julia Storke »
Piano, Voice, School Partnerships

Joel Styzens »
Drum Kit, Guitar, Percussion, Piano

Andrew Wilkins »
Piano