With decades of full-time teaching and playing experience, I have learned to utilize technics that combine my specialized teaching methods with a healthy balance of patience and fun that will keep children and adults fully engaged in learning to play the piano.

I strive to guide students through the learning process to make it fun and rewarding while sharing my passion for the piano with them.  I especially enjoy being able to connect with more challenging students, including those that are very young or have other special needs.


Although I focus on traditional teaching methods, I strive to include a wide variety of styles, customized to each student. Additionally my students will learn all aspects of piano education, including piano technique, artistry and piano music theory, including how to read music.

Many of my students have gone on to have successful careers in music including:
• Gary Pressy, long-time Chicago Sting and Chicago Cubs organist.
• Several teachers.
• A number of professional pianists, including one that started with me as a 3-year old!
Thank you for your interest in me!  Whether you’ve never played before or would like to improve upon your existing level, I am here to help you reach your goals. Please call or text me at 708-822-9000, I would love to find out more about your needs!
Russell Caifano

Private piano lessons in the comfort and convenience of your own home.

Mr. Russell is available for in-home piano lessons throughout the western suburbs of Chicago including Hinsdale, Burr Ridge, Western Springs, Clarendon Hills, Westmont, Oak Brook, Downers Grove, La Grange Park and the surrounding areas.  


"Russell is great! He is always very patient with my son and we both appreciate his love for the piano."

Student parent from Hinsdale, IL