The Ann Chang Music Studio Difference

Overview

Personalized Approach for All Ages and Skill Level

Whether you are just a beginner or an aspiring artist, you’ll experience a personalized approach to private piano lessons. Your free consultation session will help us place you at an appropriate level, and identify your goals.

Advanced Students

At the Ann Chang Music Studio, Pre-college and young professionals will take piano lessons with an expert who specializes in Classic Performance Practice. Her Fulbright Scholar designation and expertise in the works by Haydn, Beethoven, and Mozart along with access to professional networks is one of the reasons our studio is so different from any other Chicago music studio or piano program.

For All Ages and Skill Levels

Piano Lessons For Everyone

Kid Playing Piano

The Ann Chang Music Studio is great for kids because they get:

  • To participate in an easy step-by-step approach where learning the piano feels simple and fun.
  • To see and hear progress being made as each lesson goes by giving them a sense of accomplishment.
  • To build their confidence and love of music.

The Ann Chang Music Studio is great for adults because:

  • You can start playing music right away
  • You can learn any style of music you choose, from popular/folk songs, hymns, classical music, to holiday music.
  • You get an easy step-by-step approach makes learning feel simple and fun.
  • You can see progress being made after each lesson.
Young Adult Playing Piano

The Ann Chang Music Studio is great for young aspiring musicians because:

  • They can gain an advantage over their peers by choosing a bi-weekly, accelerated program. Aspiring pianists can perform in studio recitals and participate in guest artist masterclasses. They can engage in Music Teacher Association affiliated events, and regional & national competitions.
  • Through the private consultation in College Admission, aspiring young artists can tap into Dr. Chang’s exclusive network of professional artists and their agents developed over two decades in Arts Presenting to help stand out in the pool of qualified applicants.
  • Through the consultation in Career Development, Dr. Chang will assist young professionals to develop customized strategic planning for a satisfying musical career.

Meet Your Instructor

Dr. Ann Chang

I bring over thirty-five years’ experience in private piano instruction serving students of all ages and educational levels. I hold a Doctoral degree in piano performance from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. I am a Fulbright Scholar, appointed by the U.S. State Department, specializing in Classic Performance Practice (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven) and also a member of the Music Teachers National Association.

What People Have Said

Testimonials

“Before I met Dr. Chang, practicing and performing the piano felt something that I wanted to avoid. During lessons with Ann, I found so many insights about interpreting classical pieces, and how to articulate each note. Under Dr. Chang’s professional teaching, I have gained much knowledge about how to approach different genres of music, and practicing and performing became something I enjoy in my life.”

Naeun Lee, BM, Indiana University 2018

“Ann is a wonderful teacher. She motivates, leads by example, gives wonderful advice, and always listens. Ann is the best mentor a young (or any) musician could want. She listens, provides context and perspective, and has such a healthy and real relationship with the piano, that she never fails to be an inspiration.”

Dr. Rebeca Ordóñez Rodríguez. Coordinator Of Keyboard Skills, Universidad Nacional De Costa Rica

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

Tuition

Contact for pricing information. The level of study will be determined through the Free Initial session. Tuition may be paid in full in advance (10% discount), by semester (5% discount), or in 9 monthly installments (due on the first of each month). Fee starts as low as $38 per lesson

Please call or e-mail to schedule a free initial consultation with Dr. Chang to determine the path that best matches you or your child’s musical journey.

No student will be turned away due to financial limitations—scholarships available.

Missed Lessons

Tuition covers private lessons, planning, core curricula, enriching activities, and regular communication regarding progress. Lessons can be rescheduled only when a 24-hour notice is given, and based on availability.

Please do not send your child to lessons ill. If your child has a fever or stayed home from school due to illness, please do not send your child to lesson. One cannot learn well when ill and as a courtesy to the other students, unless your child is fever-free for 48 hours, it is in everyone’s best interests to avoid exposure to communicable disease, particularly COVID.

Communication

Parents are welcome to sit in on lessons at any time. Contact me with any questions or concerns as they arise, as this is the best way to promote positive, progressive learning and a positive student-teacher-parent relationship. When appropriate, notes will accompany mp3 files to encourage particular areas of focus for the week.

Credentials

I bring over thirty-five years’ experience in private piano instruction serving students of all ages and educational levels. I hold a Doctoral degree in piano performance from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. I am a Fulbright Scholar, appointed by the U.S. State Department, specializing in Classic Performance Practice (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven) and also a member of the Music Teachers National Association.

Now Accepting Students for the 2021-2022 Academic Year.