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GRD Music located in Elgin, Illinois offers ONLINE and IN PERSON lessons to beginning, intermediate and advanced piano and bassoon students. 

Private 45-60 minute one-on-one lessons are taught in her home studio.

Gwyn Downey's home is located near McDonald and Stevens Roads.   Her piano students participate in the Illinois State Music Association Achievement in Music Program also known as AiM. and her bassoon students perform in the Elgin Youth Symphony and Chicago Youth symphony.


She has been working as a professional music instructor and performer for over 30 years and  honestly can say she can’t think of anything else that would bring her such joy every day. She love's working with students of all ages and abilities and gets so much satisfaction from seeing how they grow and develop in their skills and performance.


     2022-23 STUDIO CALENDAR


           1st Term Lessons Begin

                Monday, August 22 


                 AiM Theory Exam

              Saturday, November 19

       Waubonsee Community College


                   End of 1st Term 

                Friday December16

          2nd Term Lessons Begin

              Tuesday, January 10 

            Studio Piano Recital

         Sunday, March 5, 3:00PM

        Riverside Community Church

                   St. Charles, IL

         AiM Performance Exam

             Saturday, March 11

       Waubonsee Community College

            AiM Honor's Recital

               Sunday, March 12


                End of 2nd Term

                  Friday, May 26



Piano Lesson


Bassoon Reed Making


Classical Music


Individual 45-60 Minute Weekly Lessons ages 7+

When you sign up for piano lessons, you can be assured  plenty of individual attention and focus. As a member of The Illinois State Music Teachers Association, piano students can participate in the Achievement in Music program (AIM).  Other performance opportunity is an annual piano recital

45-60 Minute Weekly Lessons
Middle School & High School

I design each lesson according to my students’ abilities, and make necessary changes once I become more familiar with their needs. If you want to learn more about bassoon, schedule a lesson today.

AiM Exams, Recitals, Local Symphonies, District and State ILMEA

Piano students will gain a lot participating in the Achievement in Music Theory and Performance Exams. Bassoon students will put their knowledge into practice performing in orchestra's. Contact me to find out about availability.


Thank you for you interest in taking lessons.  Please call/text or use this form to inquire about lessons!

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