Instructor, Vicky Ostwald:  Vicky Ostwald has a degree in piano and also studied piano pedagogy at the graduate level.  She has many years of playing and teaching experience.  Vicky enjoys working with all levels and all kinds of students, especially children and also adults.  If you have a special interest such as learning to play by ear, this can be incorporated into the lesson time.


Instructor, Tom Slater:  Tom Slater has been playing and studying the piano for over 30 years.  He studied music at Cleveland State University and has a background in classical, jazz and pop music.  He is currently a multi-instrumentalist in several local bands and he has been featured on the WGN Morning News, WXRT and NPR.  Tom's main goals are to help his students develop and maintain good practice habits, learn music theory and get the most enjoyment and fulfillment you can from playing music.

Instructor, Jeanne Hanline:  Jeanne Hanline has studied music and given private piano lessons for over 35 years focusing on teaching children and adults to read music and enjoy the accomplishment of sitting down to play this amazing instrument.  Teaching traditional methods of classical and popular music are the results she hopes to give to her students.  She has played various venues for private affairs and church functions.  Patience, practice and enjoyment are the main goals.


Ages 5-Adult
Niles Park District offers private piano lessons.  Lessons are 30 minutes long and you will receive 10 lessons.  Children and adults with all levels of experience are welcome and no prior instruction in piano or music is required.  In addition students may need to purchase their own instruction books and music. 
Lessons will focus on the fundamentals of performance technique, music theory, and good practice habits.  


Call 847-967-6633 to reserve a time or for additional information.  Refunds will not be granted for missed lessons.  No lessons July 3 & 4.  Fee is based on 10 lessons, 30 minutes in length.

Location:  Howard Leisure Center 

 Code  Day  Date  Time  R/NR
 310113-01  Mon  Jun 10-Aug 12  3:00-9:00 pm  $225/$270
 310113-02  Tues  Jun 4-Aug 6  3:00-9:00 pm  $225/$270
 310113-03  Wed  Jun 5-Aug 14  3:00-9:00 pm  $225/$270
 310113-04  Thurs  Jun 6-Aug 15  3:00-9:00 pm  $225/$270
 310113-05  Fri  Jun 7-Aug 9  3:00-6:00 pm  $225/$270
 310113-06  Sat  Jun 8-Aug 10  9:00 am-Noon  $225/$270



NEW- SUMMER PIANO ENRICHMENT COURSE- Music Theory: Learning to Understand the Language of Music

Ages 9 & Up
Music Theory is simply learning to understand the language of music.  Music is governed by certain concepts and rules, and while one can learn to make music without understanding these, a knowledge of music theory can greatly enhance your musicianship.  This 55 minute course will focus on music theory as it applies to playing the piano.  It will include explanations with demonstrations at the piano by the teacher with time afterwards for students to apply what they have learned.  A workbook will need to be purchased for use in class.  Instructor: Vicky Ostwald

Location:  Howard Leisure Center

 Code  Day  Date  Time  R/NR
 310113-07  Fri  Jul 5-Aug 2  2:30-3:25 pm  $55/$69