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Shaun at a piano


Shaun Flynn

Students of all ages join my studio because they want to play music for enjoyment. Parents tell me they are looking for a teacher who "understands that music lessons aren't [their child's] whole life." Parents also tell me they are looking for a teacher who is patient and fun. 

Our diverse music community empowers students to pursue their musical growth with these ideas in mind. 

In-Home Lessons

I'm the closest teacher to you.

That's because I teach in the homes of my students here in Chicago, which saves you lots of time. I also teach online. Contact me to schedule a trial lesson today before committing to weekly lessons.

Each year I deliver over 2,000 lessons in-person in the city of Chicago and online across the United States and Canada. In 2002 I began my private teaching journey teaching lessons.


Steinway & Sons recognized my work as a private piano teacher by honoring me with their Top Teacher Award  in both 2021 and 2022.


My piano teacher lineage can be traced back to Beethoven, Haydn, and Bach. As for clarinet, like many other clarinetists, my lineage can be traced back to Bonade, the father of clarinet playing in the U.S.


Recently, a parent explained that "[Mr. Shaun] doesn't just tolerate children." Although I'm a fastidious classically trained musician, I love the wacky beautiful mess presented by working with kids in private music instruction.


A flexible teaching style allows me to excel at working with beginners, transfer students, and advanced students aged pre-k through adult.

In our lessons you or your child will learn music from a variety of styles while developing an awareness and respect for diverse cultures and people.

While we do have lots of fun, lessons aren't playtime and they aren't cheap. There are a limited number of spots in the studio, so I can't work with everyone.


Why Mr. Shaun?


Membership in our music studio hinges on a willingness to adopt useful mindframes like the need for practice routines, regular lesson attendance, and a high-quality acoustic instrument.

My Background

At Susquehanna University I studied Music

Education and Performance. After earning my bachelors degree, I completed my masters degree at Roosevelt University's music conservatory, the Chicago College of Performing Arts.

When I'm not teaching, I play principal clarinet with the Chicago Composers Orchestra and gig as a pianist too.

Shaun teaching Clarinet

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Chicago, IL |

Tel: 312-685-2181 | email:

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