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GRD Music Piano and Bassoon Studio

         Trial lesson Call/Text   847-695-3431

GRD Music Piano and Bassoon Studio is located in Elgin, Illinois.  The studio offers IN-PERSON and ONLINE lessons beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. 

One-on-one 45-60 music minute lessons  taught in Gwyn Downey's home located near McDonald and Stevens Roads.  


Piano students participate in the Illinois State Music Association Achievement in Music Program also known as AiM. 


Bassoon students perform in the Elgin Youth Symphony and Chicago Youth symphony.


Gwyn Downey has been working as a professional music instructor and performer for over 30 years, and  honestly 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.




          2nd Term Lessons Begin

             Monday, January 9 

No lessons Spring Break

                      March 27-31


                End of 2nd Term

                  Friday, May 26

                   Summer Session 

                   June through July 

                   1st Semester

     Mid August through December

                   2nd Semester

               January through May




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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