Welcome to my studio website!  The piano and bassoon studio of Gwyn Downey offers private music lessons to school age children located in her home studio in Elgin, Illinois.   


Looking for piano lessons or bassoon lessons for kids?  Fall piano and bassoon lessons begin August 20!  

GRD Music Studio offers in studio private piano lessons for children aged seven and older, as well as in studio bassoon lessons for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students.  Weekly sessions range from 45-60 minutes.  


New students please contact Gwyn for a free preview lesson!  GRD Music Studio is located in Elgin, Illinois.

Exciting News

Upcoming  bassoon event:  The  University of Iowa will be hosting the 2020 International Double Reed Conference  June 23-27! 

Piano students will be performing for Aim Exams on March 14.

Piano Students

As a member of ISMTA, Illinois State Music Teachers Association, piano students can participate in the Achievement in Music program (AIM).  This is a 12-level program where students study and are tested in theory, sight reading, aural skills, technique and performing 2-3 solos by memory. Other performance opportunities include annual piano recital and American Grands.


Bassoon Students

Current and former students have participated in ILMEA District  and All-State band and orchestra, concerto competitions, honors band, pit orchestra, Elgin Youth Symphony and Chicago Youth Symphony.

New Students

​If you are interested in additional information about the studio, please call or email to see if there is an opening in the schedule.  If there is an opening, I would be happy to schedule a free preview lesson.


Contact email:    grdmusicstudio@gmail.com      Cell:  847-695-3431


"I  believe  a student never stops learning when they leave my studio.  As they practice and perform, their music continues to grow with them throughout their lives. "


© 2023 by The Berkshire Trio. All rights reserved.