Inspiring CURIOSITY, CREATIVITY, and a LOVE of Learning.
Welcome to Grow Music Academy
Grow Music Academy's mission is to provide the highest quality music lessons to students at all ages and levels. We are a locally-owned, curriculum-based music school, offering private music lessons for beginners and advanced students. Our highly qualified faculty have years of experience in performance and music education. Lessons are currently available in piano and voice for every age and level of expertise as well as early childhood music and movement classes.
We believe there should be joy in learning, and are creating a new standard in music education. Well known piano pedagogue Shinichi Suzuki said,
“Children learn to smile from their parents.”Our students are exposed to musical exploration in a fun and engaging atmosphere, and are mentored by professionals who take a personal interest in providing the best lessons in the area. A supportive parent is the key to fostering a positive and motivational learning environment at home that leads to weekly lesson progress. This comes from setting a practice routine from day 1 and giving consistent encouragement and support to help your child reach their fullest potential. As a team, we will work together to give your child the lifelong gift of playing piano.
The AIM Conservatory program for our most committed piano students, improves students' listening skills, develops positive ways to interact with others in creating a final musical product, improves rhythm skills, helps children in learning and practicing effective rehearsal techniques. In addition to weekly piano lessons, students in the conservatory attend bi-weekly theory classes culminating in theory and performance exams at Northwestern University each year.
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Our Class Offerings
IMA PIANO CONTEST
AIM THEORY EXAMS
AIM PERFORMANCE EXAMS
B.A. in Music Education,
Webster University, St. Louis, MO
Maggie has been passionate about sharing music with others her entire life, and enjoys teaching students in voice and piano. She strongly feels that she learns as much from her students as they learn from her, and her favorite part of teaching is celebrating students’ successes. When she’s not teaching, you can find Maggie reading a new book or going for a run. Maggie is thrilled to be a part of the GMA family.
Piano, Voice, Guitar and Music Together® Teacher
B.A. Music Education in Progress
Jordon studied piano and percussion throughout his childhood, and is majoring in Music Education and Piano at Roosevelt University's Chicago College of Performing Arts. Teaching is one of Jordon's greatest passions. He feels so privileged to share the joy of learning to play an instrument and being creative with music to the students at Grow Music Academy.
Owner, Office Manager, Piano Instructor
B.A. Music Education
North Central College, Naperville IL
Mallory was the recipient of the 2007 Most Outstanding Music Education Major Award and has over 12 years of experience. Mallory always aspires to get the most out of her students by creating a positive attitude around piano practice and performance. As an active member of MTNA, she is always learning in order to provide the best educational experience possible for her students.
Piano and Voice Instructor
M.M. Music Education
Herzen State University in St Petersburg, Russia,
Janna has a gift and love for teaching. She uses her passion for music in a way that motivates every student, whether young or old. Janna tailors her lessons to meet each students needs and goals. She has been teaching private piano lessons for over 20 years to both children and adults as well as to children with special needs. She is a member of the Music Teachers National Association of Illinois and is a Nationally Certified Music Teacher in Piano.
M.M. Piano Performance
Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL
Lisa has been drawn towards playing the piano since the age of 6. She completed her Master's Degree in Piano Performance at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. Lisa aims to help her students gain self-confidence, have fun, and challenge themselves during their piano lessons. She believes that playing and participating in music is an incredibly rewarding experience that everyone should take part in.
M.M. Piano Performance
Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL
Moriah received her Master's Degree in Piano Performance at the Chicago College of
Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. She strives to bring out the best in each of her
students through encouragement and emphasis on the joy of making music. By focusing on the
rewarding experience of musical growth, she hopes to instill excitement in her students
towards the learning process. She feels privileged to have the opportunity to pass on her
knowledge and love of music to her students.
Our teaching strategies are born from the most recent research in music education. Our teachers are highly skilled performers, and even better teachers who regularly research new ways to better serve their students. We focus on each student at hand and tailor lessons to each student's learning style and strengths in a relaxed a fun learning environment.
B.S. in Audio Engineering in Progress
Aly has been studied piano for 11 years and while she started piano when she was 8, she has had a love for music for as long as she can remember. Throughout her life, Aly has performed in numerous musicals, piano competitions, high school choirs, and participated in the AIM program through her senior year of high school. With plans to pursue audio engineering in her near future, Aly cannot wait to see where her passion for music will take her. She is always open to learning new things and continues to study classical piano and hopes to share her love of music with the students at GMA.
We believe that music enriches the lives of all people.
We believe that all students should have access to music education that includes introduction to a variety of genres and styles.
We believe students are driven by new challenges and encourage them to aim for what most inspires them.
We value educated and healthy citizens and are committed to offering musical contributions that improve their quality of life.
We value the critical importance of practice for the development of musical technique, aural acuity, pedagogical skills, entrepreneurial endeavors and comprehensive musical knowledge in addition to the benefits of being committed to long term goals.
We encourage, celebrate, and adopt the principles of inclusion, representation, openness and diversity not only in faculty, staff, and students, but in the music that is studied and performed.