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Irwin Silbernik | Teachers at The Music Gallery of Highland Park

Irwin Silbernik
Irwin Silbernik
Guitar, Piano, & Ukulele Instructor

Irwin Silbernik is a trustworthy educator with exceptional communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills. These traits enable him to cultivate strong relationships with parents and students.

Irwin has a true love for teaching. His compassionate and inspiring approach makes each student feel special, cared for, and successful.

Irwin majored in piano and instrumental music education at DePaul University, and the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana. He played Timpani with the De Paul University Symphony Orchestra, which regularly performed in Chicago's Orchestra Hall (now called Chicago Symphony Center).

He received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Illinois in 1974, and his Master's degree in Music Education a year later, in 1975.

While at the University of Illinois, Irwin studied piano with famed pianist Eugene List, and piano literature with Soulima Stravinsky (Igor Stravinsky's son).

While still working on his Master's degree, Irwin began substitute teaching instrumental music in the Champaign/Urbana school systems.

After receiving his degrees, Irwin directed and taught the music programs for a small town in western Illinois.  His broad range of responsibilities included directing the bands, orchestras, choirs, teaching privately and general music classes.

After teaching in public school systems, Irwin went to work at Karnes Music Company in Des Plaines, Illinois as a guitar and piano instructor.

Irwin has performed at many Chicago area venues and events including the Chicago Blues Festival in Grant Park, Buddy Guy’s Legends, Kingston Mines and more.


Contact us to book with Irwin!
(847) 432-6350
2558 Green Bay Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035