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With more than 50 piano faculty members and 600 piano students, MIC has one of the largest community school piano departments in the nation.  Both nurturing and challenging, our instructors teach beginning through advanced repertoire for students of all levels and abilities. Tradition and Suzuki instruction are offered as well as improvisation classes. Pianists are also encouraged to participate in MIC’s chamber music program.

Other opportunities include the Chicago Duo Piano Festival, a vibrant duo piano program with winter and summer offerings and an adult piano camp and youth piano intensive.


Dr. Marie Alatalo

Piano and Musicianship Faculty
Campus Director, Chicago

Dr. Sung Hoon Mo

Piano and Musicianship Faculty
Site Coordinator, Downers Grove

Marta Aznavoorian

Piano Faculty; Artist-in-Residence

Dr. Daniel Baer

Piano Faculty; Program Director, Chamber Music

Lisa Bishoff Cornell

Piano Faculty

Dr. Louise Chan

Piano Faculty

Dr. Ann Chang

Piano Faculty

Dr. Inah Chiu

Piano Faculty

Dr. Winston Choi

Piano Faculty

Nives Cvijovic

Piano faculty

Alexander Djordjevic

Piano Faculty

Mary Drews

Piano Faculty (Suzuki and Traditional)

Dr. Katherine Petersen Eadie

Piano and Chamber Music Faculty

Aubrey Faith-Slaker

Piano Faculty (Suzuki)

Elaine Felder

PIano & Chamber Music Faculty; Piano Department Chair

Dr. Matthew Hagle

Piano & Musicianship Faculty; Program Director, Musicianship

Carol Honigberg

Piano Faculty

Jeremy Kahn

Piano Faculty (Suzuki and Jazz)

Dr. Yumy Lee Kim

Piano Faculty (Suzuki & traditional)

Jay Kolin

Suzuki Piano faculty