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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.

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Merit is teaming up with Ballet Chicago for DanceVision 2020: The Music of Black Voices. Join us on November 13 & 14 for a musical and choreographic tribute to Florence Price, Stevie Wonder, Maya Angelou, and more.

Let’s move! Let’s sing! Let’s get spooky! Join Game On! Sports 4 Girls and Merit School of Music on October 31st in Mary Bartelme Park for a special Halloween event that will get your kids moving and grooving.

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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