Group Classes & Ensembles

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

Group Classes Led by Chicago's Best Teaching Artists

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.

Browse & Register Group Classes

*This discount is only available to new Merit families and can only be used once. Cannot be combined with other discounts or financial aid. Valid on Early Childhood and Instrument & Vocal Music group classes only.

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


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

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Additional Resources

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

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