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Group Classes & Ensembles

Learn to play music with peers and experience the rewarding fun of group performance.

Group Music Classes Led by Chicago's Best Teaching Artists

Summer Registration Opening Soon!

Current Families: Pre-registration opens March 1

Save $55!* Register by March 15

All Families: Registration opens March 16

Save $40!* Register by April 1

Merit’s Instrumental & Vocal Music program offers group classes and ensembles that combine education and community.

You’ll build instrumental technique, musical knowledge, and performance skills within a setting of supportive peers, and under the guidance of Merit’s celebrated faculty.

For kids and teens, music classes can positively impact personal and educational development. In fact, music education is linked to higher test scores in math, science, and English—all while providing a creative outlet, an opportunity to make friends, and the sense of pride that comes with musicianship.

*$55 off available between March 1-15, 2024 and is only available to students registered for Merit programming during the 2023-24 Academic Year. $40 off available between March 16-April 1, 2024 and is available to both new and returning students. Either of these discounts can be combined with financial aid. Cannot be combined with other discounts. Other restrictions may apply.

Group Classes & Ensembles

A group percussion class during a rehearsal

Group Classes

Our small group environment provides ample opportunity for learning alongside peers and individual support from Merit’s celebrated faculty—some of the best music educators in the region.

Students practicing during a group piano class

Ensembles

Band, strings, and voice students also have the option to join a large ensemble—allowing student musicians to learn in a bigger group, strengthen teamwork skills, and gain experience performing in unison.

Music Classes for All Ages & Experience Levels

What Our Students Are Saying

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Additional Resources

Financial aid is available for qualifying students. Learn more about how to apply.

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