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Meet the


School of Piano 


Piano Trends Music Studio

Piano Trends Music & Band Company is the largest Private Music Teaching studio in McHenry County with more teachers with music degrees and experience. Several of our instructors have benn with us for more than 10 years. Adela Kim has been teaching with us for more than 20 years and Barb Schotanus more than 15 years. We are proud that our teachers love what they do and that they love teaching at Piano Trends Music.

Lesson Fee for all instruments is $30/per half hour. Further details on Lesson Policy Page 

The piano is a perfect choice for anyone at almost any age. Our main goal at Piano Trends
Music and Band is to make music fun; that means piano lessons with us are unlike anywhere else around. We know many students, especially our adult students want to learn
how to play the songs that they love listening to. We also know that learning how to play unlocks the potential for a student to have a lifetime of enjoyment with piano.


At our studios, you’ll learn the fundamentals of music while also being exposed to wide varieties of techniques and music genres.

Advanced pianists will find the expertise and the challenge in
preparing for college and a professional career. These students will work and study with owner 
 Bobbi Paul.

All of our piano teachers are exceptionally
trained and have their own unique teaching styles and personalities. Whether you are interested in learning to play just for fun, to be part of a a well rounded education, or in
becoming the next classical prodigy, we work hard to create an environment that will inspire growth and creativity.

Be sure to check out our rent to own piano programs if you
need an instrument to practice on at home. Call us for more information at 815.477.4266

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Virtual Online LESSONS


Piano Trends Music now offers Online Lessons in addition to our in studio Lesson program. You can even choose to take your in studio lesson as an online option if you need to stay home or want to make up a missed lesson. We also offer flex lessons. You can any combination of in studio or online lessons with your teacher when arranged ahead of time.  

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Piano Lessons


Beginners to Advanced and in between

Adults and Children

No piano, No problem we have piano rental/lesson packages available.

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Guitar Lessons


Beginners to advanced teaching in all styles from jazz to rock to country

Guitar rental/lesson packages available

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Ukulele Lessons


All the Cool Cats want to learn to play Ukulele. Join in the fun and watch for our Ukulele Camps held throughout the year as well 

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Voice Lessons


Opera your thing? Musicals? Pop? Whatever style we teach it. Need vocal coaching to get ready for an audtion? We have the vocal coahces to assist.

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Band Instrument Lessons


We have the band directors on hand to assist you with all Band Instruments including Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone, French Horn, Clarinet, Flute, Oboe, Saxophone & more

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String Instruments


We have the best private string instructors for Violin, Viola, and Cello

Rental /Lesson Packages are available

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