Upcoming Events
2015 Memorial Day Observed May 25, 2015 8:00 am
Last day of 2015 Spring Semester June 1, 2015 8:00 am


With more than 45 piano faculty members, 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. Young students may take short introductory classes prior to beginning private lessons and Suzuki instruction is also offered. 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.

Piano Faculty

Department Chair: Elaine Felder


Louise Chan
Music Institute's Patrick O.Malley Interview- May
Teacher Spotlight: Patrick O'Malley, recorder

"I’ve played many instruments (brass, winds, strings, etc.) but the recorder is special. It’s like there’s a spotlight in my head that zooms toward the recorder sound, even in big mixed ensembles."