About Us

The Cappelli Institute of Music stresses the fundamental understanding of music and an emphasis on expressive ability.  Students of all levels and backgrounds are encouraged to learn at their own pace, with a view toward gaining in confidence and expertise.  Cappelli instructors impart practical techniques, promoting musical proficiency and relieving anxiety.  Students are introduced to the historical context of the music studied in order to produce stylistic performance.

Music Education is enjoyed for a lifetime.  Join us.


for Life.

A diverse Faculty of professional artists in Oak Park.

Our Teaching Philosophy

Music is a universal language that can be enjoyed at any age. Many students study for recreational purposes while others have serious goals and may be preparing for a career in music. With a wide and diverse student body, Cappelli Institute of Music is dedicated to supporting a wide range of musical endeavors.

The staff at Cappelli Institute consists of highly qualified instructors who teach with each student’s individual needs in mind. Weekly and long-term assignments are designed for each student and progress is observed through a variety of student assessments and optional recitals.

Through careful examination of musical construction, students learn how to successfully navigate, interpret, control and shape music from any era and gain a renewed ability for listening enjoyment.
Much of our approach addresses “Form & Style” and is specifically designed to help students learn to skillfully “shape” music. By mastering basics of note reading and location, rhythm and terminology and going beyond notes and symbols we are able to achieve a higher level of performance for each student. We feel that this lesson to performance structure is best because together we are able to reach our musical goals. Each lesson has a purpose and each lesson accomplishes a next step to our destination for the session.

We invite your family to begin music lessons with our professional and experienced staff.  Learning and performing music leads to confidence and is a creative life skill.

Our Students

Cappelli Institute of Music offers private music instruction to students of all ages and abilities in Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park, Chicago and surrounding suburbs.


Communities Served

  • Berwyn (60402)
  • Chicago-Downtown (60610)
  • Chicago Near West
  • Chicago Near North
  • Chicago West Loop
  • Clarendon Hills (60514)
  • Elmhurst (60126)
  • Elmwood Park (60707)
  • Forest Park (60130)
  • Franklin Park (60131)
  • Galewood (60707)


  • Hinsdale (60521)
  • LaGrange (60525)
  • LaGrange Park (60526)
  • Melrose Park (60165)
  • Northlake (60164)
  • Oak Brook (60523)
  • Oak Park (60301, 60302, 60304)
  • River Forest (60305)
  • Riverside (60546)
  • Westchester (60154)
  • Western Springs (60558)
  • Westmont (60559)


our Partners

Chicago Piano

Service, Inc.

Chicago Piano Service offers piano tuning, piano repair and piano maintenance including piano regulation and piano voicing for most types of grand and upright pianos. Our customers include individuals, Chicago Businesses, Chicago Churches, Chicago Public and Private Schools, Chicago Area Insurance Professionals, Chicago Area Musicians and Chicago Musical Organizations.

We tune, service and repair pianos in the Chicago metropolitan area and Chicago north and west suburbs.  For more information, please visit our website: www.chicagopianoservice.com.

For scheduling purposes call: 708-771-8388.


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