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Susan Corkum

Wilmette, IL 60091 (map)


Lessons Offered

Piano, Music

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio

In Student Home


About Me

I have been a teacher all my life. After university, I taught piano in Calgary, Alberta for several years as a registered music teacher. I then moved to China and over a 12-year period, taught English in university there. I also studied and became fluent in Mandarin Chinese. In 2009, my husband and moved to Laos and taught English there for 18 months. In 2011 I immigrated to the USA and have been establishing a private studio here in the North Shore/Chicago area.
I am currently studying piano myself and hope to perform another solo recital in the near future.
I love to teach and love finding the best way for each student to learn and enjoy music.

My Musical Education Background

Bachelor of Music Ed. Acadia University, Nova Scotia, Canada

Masters Music Performance (2 years of coursework but not completed) University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada

Northwestern Academy - private instruction - current

Member of the North Shore Music Teacher's Association

Genres and Subjects Taught

I teach a classical method which includes musicianship, ear training, sight reading, theory and history. Students can also prepare for the standardized testing in the AIM program each year. There are many classical method curriculum so I enjoy finding the one that best suits the individual student.

Lesson Rates

-Lessons generally are 30 minutes and are $35/lesson. -Advanced students may have 45 minutes to 1 hours lessons.
-There are package deals for families.
-My students under 6 years have often started with 15 minute sessions.

Ages / Skill Levels Taught

All ages and levels are welcome!


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Wilmette, IL

Our 9 yrs and 6 yrs old girls has been taking piano lessons from Ms. Susan Corkum.They are enjoying music and piano rather than being pressured to practice it. We are grateful that we found a friendly and skillful teacher with passion in teaching young kids.




Wilmette, IL

How would you rate your service provider? Customer answer: - Would use them again and recommend others to use them Do you want to provide any additional comments on your experience with your service provider? Customer answer: Susan was very good with my boys (ages 4 and 7). Her style of teaching kept them very interested and engaged.


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