FaithSlaker Music was voted over the summer as one of the top 20 places to get piano lessons in Chicago! See it here!

Notice: All students have been invited to choose a movie or a song from a movie to start working on in lessons. We're going to do a Music in the Movies Recital this fall, projecting images from your child's favorite movie on a screen behind the piano to accompany each performance. Fun! Make sure you know what your child is planning on playing and keep an ear out for it during home practice!

If you need to reach me urgently, I am available via text only between 9am and 9pm, Monday through Saturday. Otherwise, please e-mail me!

I currently have openings at FaithSlaker Music in Noble Square. If you have valued your time with me, please pass along my information!


Toby remembers the Airplane Song after a summer away!



Fall Quarter

September 1: Fall Tuition Due
September 3: Lessons Begin!
September: Saturday Sherwood Students at the Fine Arts Building, Studio 727.
September 18: Group Classes Begin (schedule below)
October 15: RCM Exam Registration Deadline
October 14: Indigenous Peoples Day: Regular lessons. Extra lessons available by appointment.
November 1-3: No Lessons. Presentation at Illinois State Music Teachers Conference.
November 11: Veteran’s Day: Regular lessons. Extra lessons available by appointment.
November 26-30: No Regularly Schedule Lessons—Thanksgiving Holiday
November 26: Makeup Lessons—by appointment only.
November 30-December 12: RCM Examinations
November TBD: Music in the Movies Recital!

Winter Quarter

December 1: Fall Tuition Due, FSM
December 23-Jan 1: No Lessons, Winter Break
January 12-20: No Lessons. Suzuki Festival in Peru (exact dates TBD)

Group Class Schedule:

Twinkle Group: Saturdays 5-5:30pm, South Loop (Fine Arts Building)
Suzuki Book 1A: Wednesday 6:30 - 7pm, Home Studio (temporarily)
Suzuki Book 1B/2: Saturday 1:15 - 1:45pm, South Loop (Fine Arts Building)
Intermediate Group Class will be scheduled every sixth week


Current FaithSlaker Music Swap List (updated September, 2019)

Policies and Procedures + FSM Registration Form
Music Institute Fall Scheduling Form
Suzuki Lessons Overview
Link to Music Institute Academic Calendar, September 18

For Suzuki Parent Community Support join the Facebook Group! Also, see a history of Suzuki Book Graduations!
Suzuki Piano Book 1 Recording for download.
Suzuki Piano Book 2 Recording for download.
My Suzuki Teaching Philosophy.
Basic Rules for Piano Care.

Visit The Chicago Piano Lesson Weekly for up-to-date articles.
Which Musical Era best describes your personality? Take the quiz, designed by my advanced level students.

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