Jackie has been teaching my daughter for a year now and I am continually surprised at the progress that I see in my daughter’s playing each week. Jackie has such a wonderful way with children. She has the perfect mixture of patience and playfulness and knows how to get my daughter focused and engaged in the lesson. I feel very lucky to have Jackie teaching my daughter and am very excited to see her progress this year.

- Erin Johnson

For over four years, I have been teaching piano students of all ages and levels. At Boston College and Tufts University, I was classically trained under my mentor, Linda Papatopoli. After moving to Chicago, I continued my studies with world renowned pianist, Vladimir Leyetchkiss. As a member of the North Shore Music Teachers Association, the Illinois State Music Teachers Association and the National Guild of Piano Teachers, I am highly qualified to train students for Illinois theory exams and to enter them into various local competitions. While I stress the importance of classical technique, sight-reading, and theoretical concepts, I am also well-versed in improvisational skills and popular music. My students range from age five to fifty and are covering all repertoires, from Lady Gaga to Bach. The fundamentals are important to me, but so is the love of piano. I can travel to your home, or I can teach from my own home studio, where I have a Kawaii baby grand.


  • $35 – 30 mins
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  • $55 – 60 mins