Welcome to my studio website!  On-line lessons are now being offered!!!  The piano and bassoon studio of Gwyn Downey offers individual online or in person lessons to school age children located in her home in Elgin, Illinois.   


Looking for piano lessons or bassoon lessons for kids?  Currently accepting new students!

GRD Music Studio offers online or in person piano lessons for children age seven and older, as well as bassoon lessons for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students.  Weekly lessons range from 45-60 minutes.  


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

Piano Student Opportunities

Gwyn is a member of ISMTA, Illinois State Music Teachers Association.  Piano students 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 Student Opportunities

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

​Gwyn is currently accepting new students!  If you are interested in additional information about lessons, contact Gwyn for a free trial 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. "


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