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Teachers at the Old Town School

Renee Nanzer

Double Play for Preschoolers, Piano, Voice

Styles - Classical, World, Folk Styles - American Traditional, Blues, Irish, Mexican, Gospel

Techniques - Scales, Arpeggios, Chords, Playing by Ear

Renée’s piano teaching style is thorough, calm, and challenging. She likes to have fun in class, but she also wants to make sure that everyone understands new and old concepts. Students learn to play their instruments as part of a group, and also how to play classical compositions on the grand staff. As a Wiggleworms teacher, Renée’s classes are sweet and engaging; babies and toddlers explore instruments and props with a global repertoire.

Beyond teaching music, Renée is a teaching and performing hoop dancer. She’s a classically trained mezzo-soprano and pianist with an affinity for stringed instruments. She has performed internationally as a singer and multi-instrumentalist, and also writes original songs and compositions.

Bilingual Spanish speaker

Get in touch with Renée at renee.nanzer@oldtownschool.org.

Education: Northern Illinois University

Started at the Old Town School in January of 2011


Private Lessons in the 8-week session beginning 08/30/2021

Mondays 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Mondays 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Wednesdays 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm


Private Lessons in the 8-week session beginning 10/25/2021

Mondays 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Mondays 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Wednesdays 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm


Group Classes for the session beginning 10/25/2021

Piano 4Ever with Renee Nanzer

$206 ($186 members)

10/26/2021 – 12/14/2021 (8 meetings)

Tuesdays · 12:00 PM – 1:20 PM · Online

Piano 4Ever with Renee Nanzer

$214 ($194 members)

10/26/2021 – 12/14/2021 (8 meetings)

Tuesdays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · In-Person @4545 N Lincoln Ave