The Piano Department
at New Music School

Redefining piano lessons in Chicago.

The piano department at NMS aims to deliver the finest piano lessons in Chicago and suburbs by presenting repertoire and technique in new and exciting directions. Instruction is offered for both children and adults in classical, jazz, and popular genres. Parents can choose from either Traditional or Suzuki piano methods.

From the first day of lessons an emphasis is placed on core fundamentals. Students continue through the piano curriculum learning significant repertoire, all the while addressing the fundamentals necessary for all levels of performance. New Music School piano students also learn how the piano relates to all the fine arts by working with renowned professional vocalists, dancers, artists, and actors. Finally, our piano students are exposed to artist teachers through master classes with internationally known pianists, along with the opportunity to attend other instructional master classes.

Piano lessons are held at our downtown Chicago school, satellite locations, and in our students' homes - both in the city and suburbs, including Lake Forest, Highland Park, Glenview, Deerfield, Oak Park, River Forest, Downers Grove, and Wheaton. Training occurs at all ages in theory, ear training, sight singing, technique, and history.

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From Our Students:

“It is so pleasing as a parent to see your child stand by the door or watch the clock in great anticipation of their teacher's arrival!”

Zach, Sydney, Lucy and Ella
A Parent's Perspective
NMS Piano Student


The Piano Department

The Piano Department Chair

Mary Sauer
NMS Piano Department Chair
Principal Pianist, Chicago Symphony Orchestra


The Piano Faculty


  • Traditional or Suzuki Piano Lessons
  • Comprehensive piano education including performance classes, theory, technique, ear training, recitals, masterclasses, performances, competitions, and association of music with the rest of the arts
  • Fun engaging piano lessons with the best teachers in the region
  • Personalized curriculum achieving the best possible learning conditions
  • Piano lessons held at our downtown Chicago school, in students' homes, and at hub locations


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