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Merit School of Music

provides access to high-quality music education so that all children can experience the transformative power of music.

OUR PROGRAMS

EARLY CHILDHOOD

Newborns – 8 years

PRIVATE LESSONS

Ages 4+

GROUP CLASSES

Ages 4+

SUMMER CAMPS

All ages. By experience.

ALICE S. PFAELZER CONSERVATORY

All ages. All tuition-free.

MERIT MUSIC IN COMMUNITIES

School-age children across Chicago.

MERIT By The Numbers

3000 merit music students
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25 community sites
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WHAT’S HAPPENING?

Register today for online private lessons at Merit School of Music — Chicago’s best music lessons for adults, teens, and kids ages 9 and older.

Merit recently teamed up with Ballet Chicago for DanceVision 2020: The Music of Black Voices. Watch the live recording of this beautiful musical and choreographic tribute to Florence Price, Stevie Wonder, Maya Angelou, and more.

Watch the recording of our free virtual seminar hosted in partnership with The Foundation for Hearing & Speech Rehabilitation examining the power of music education for deaf/hard of hearing children.

GIVE THE GIFT OF MUSIC.

“Merit has changed my life.

It’s changed the entire trajectory of where I’m going, who I believe I am. Merit has given me these opportunities, this vision, this hope for a better dream of myself.”

 

OSCAR, PIANO, STUDENT AT UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

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