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GRD Music Piano and Bassoon Studio




Gwyn Downey has been working as a professional music instructor and performer for over 30 years. She can't think of anything else that brings her joy every day.  She love's working with students of all ages and abilities, and gets so much satisfaction seeing them grow and develop their performance skills.​

Studio Location

Lessons take place in Gwyn Downey's home located near McDonald & Stevens Roads in Elgin.

Piano Lessons

Each student enrolls in a weekly 45-60 minute one-on-one private lesson in her home studio includes practical and theoretical instruction for children ages 7 years and older.  An annual recital is offered for students who desire to share their musical progress with friends and family.  Quarterly group lessons are offered with peers of similar age and level.  Students can also participate in the AiM Program.


Bassoon Lessons

In-studio lessons for beginning, intermediate and advanced levels.  Each weekly lesson is 45-60 minutes.  No matter your level of skill or experience, you'll gain a lot from taking bassoon lessons!!  For more information, click on the menu.



 2023-24 Studio Dates

1st Semester lessons begin

August 22 through December 21 

 Aim Theory Exam 

Saturday, November 18

Waubonsee Community College

Sugar Grove, Illinois

Group Piano Class

Saturday, December 16 

Time to be determined

Location: Mrs. Downey's House

2nd Semester Lessons begin 

January 9 through May 30


 Aim Performance Exam 

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Waubonsee Community College

Sugar Grove, Illinois

Spring Piano Recital




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