👋🏼 Hey Parents,
👋🏼 Hey Parents,
To discover a lifetime of joy in playing the piano, children need a program that not only teaches them how to play but also how to practice.
The problem with most beginner piano lessons is that they solely focus on providing the material and forget to educate children on how to take charge of their learning and find joy in it. As a result, children can feel overwhelmed and practicing becomes a burden.
Here at the Ann Chang Music Studio, we provide students with the skills and assistance they need to become excellent practitioners who enjoy playing the piano.
“Before I met Dr. Chang, practicing and performing the piano felt something that I wanted to avoid. Under Dr. Chang’s professional teaching…practicing and performing became something I enjoy in my life.”
– Naeun Lee
For kids to feel like they can succeed with new endeavors, they need to have numerous “aha!” moments.
At the Ann Chang Music Studio, your child will frequently experience those “aha” and “I got it” moments with our personalized 1-on-1 approach.
Rest assured, your child will learn the proper technique right from the start. Dr. Ann Chang not only has a doctorate degree in music but is the only Fulbright Scholar in the Chicagoland area. Read her full bio here.
“Ann is a wonderful teacher. [She] is the best mentor a young (or any) musician could want”
-Dr. Rebeca Ordóñez Rodríguez
Ann, among many accolades, received her Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University Bloomington’s Jacobs School of Music, was appointed by the U.S. State Department as a Fulbright Scholar, was an Associate Professor of Practice (Piano) for over 24 years, and is currently faculty at the Music Institute of Chicago. Read her full bio here.
Open to all ages, no previous experience is necessary.
Private 1:1 in-studio or online
Weekly 30-minute lessons
Learn the basics of note reading, counting, and playing with both hands
Opportunities for studio recitals and performances
Ongoing parent-teacher communication and progress reports
Book your free introductory session
Visit the Studio
Start Your Journey with the Piano
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 $45 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.
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.
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.
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.