Private Lessons

Whether you’re 5 or 55 years old, a beginner or looking to refine your skills, Merit’s celebrated faculty are here to help you unlock your full musical potential.

Merit School of Music provides expert private instruction for all ages, instruments, and experience levels. Working one-on-one with our skilled and supportive faculty, private lesson students explore their individual talents and interests, develop skills, and overcome challenges.

↓ Find out which instrument you or your child can start learning today!

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In-person & online options

Submit your request to begin private lessons at Merit—either in person or online! We host in-person lessons in a safe, socially-distanced environment at our West Loop music center.

Online lessons are available on Zoom or FaceTime and scheduled at a time that works with your schedule for either 30, 45, or 60 minutes once per week.

PRIVATE lessons for adults, teens, & kids BY AGE

Ages 4+

Cello
Violin

Ages 6+

Piano

Ages 7+

Bass
Viola

Ages 9+

Bassoon
Clarinet
Flute
Guitar
Horn
Jazz Bass
Jazz Drumset
Jazz Guitar
Jazz Piano
Jazz Saxophone
Jazz Trombone
Jazz Trumpet
Oboe
Percussion
Saxophone
Theory/Composition
Trombone
Trumpet
Tuba/Euphonium

Ages 12+

Voice (classical, musical theater, pop, and jazz)

→ What age should your child start music lessons?

Learn why we recommend introducing kids and teens to certain instruments based on their age.

“By giving me individualized attention to help address my music needs, gaps, and interests, my private teachers have inspired me, motivated me, and kept me engaged with music while elevating my level of performance and mastery of music.”

– Zahid, 13, Piano

“It’s a real treat to be able to pick up my instrument and play the sounds in my head. I started as someone who knew a few chords, and through guidance in lessons and dedication to practice, I feel I’ve earned the title of guitarist. Private lessons at Merit have helped me to develop real skills and confidence. When people ask me if I can really play, I get excited to show them that I can!”

– Crystal, 27, Guitar

PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS STARTING AT $45