Updated: Aug 24, 2020

Hello students and parents! I've got some music swag for you, but first I need to unpack who "you" are. Let me explain.

Shaun Flynn

Musicians and their parents have always been superior students. One of the many privileges I enjoy as a private music teacher is fielding requests, comments, questions, advice, and success stories from the members of our music studio community.

Our community includes parents and adult students who are:

Ivy League educated (including a few Harvard Grads)

Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals from Chicago’s top hospitals

Theater Professionals



Legal Experts

Amazing Stay-at-home Parents

Business Executives 

UChicago Professors






Childhood Development Experts

Highly Trained/Skilled Musicians


Students attend schools including:

British International School of Chicago

UChicago Lab Schools

Lincoln Park High

Gary Comer

Francis Parker

Latin School

Lane Tech



If only there were someone uniquely placed at the intersection of all this achievement and success to curate helpful music education experiences in a straightforward way. [Ruefully smiling behind my iPad]

Introducing! It’s free. It’s fun. Hopeful & Helpful

Opt-in for emails to receive and share benefits including:

  • Learn how people like you leverage private music instruction to achieve success

  • How-to videos on piano playing

  • How-to videos on clarinet playing

  • Purchase tips on instruments and gear

  • Music theory tutorials

  • Free Tickets to Chicago Composers Orchestra concerts

  • More to come!

There is clearly value associated with our group. I am approached (and many of you too, I’ve heard) by those who want access to our private lesson community. So, my promise to you is that I will never share your email address or other personal info.

I believe that students come before music. That means I do not force students into traditional roles of concert pianist or orchestral clarinetist like many other private teachers. Instead, I meet students where they are. Many K-12 musicians play Harry Potter and K-pop before Mozart and Bach. Playing relevant music benefits students by enabling them to enjoy their lessons. It also helps students define themselves, in part, as music makers.

People who include music making as part of their identity play and enjoy music on a deep level throughout their entire lives. For this reason, my college-bound students continue making music after they leave the studio even though most do not pursue careers in music.

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