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Individual lessons and group classes for students at any level.
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Bringing accessible, high-quality music education to Chicagoland communities.
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The highest level of achievement for Merit students in tuition-free, audition-based programs.
Who we are and what we believe in.
How Merit makes a difference.
Merit's supporters remove barriers to music education, ensuring access for Chicago's youth.
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Director of Marketing & Communications
DePaul University, BS, Marketing
Laura Stillman is the Director of Marketing & Communications at Merit School of Music. She works closely with Merit’s staff, faculty, boards, families, and partners to increase brand awareness, recruit new students, and support fundraising goals. Laura loves using her cross-industry marketing expertise to help spread the joy of music and grow Merit’s impact.
When she’s not at Merit, you can find her checking out local bands, trying a new recipe, or searching for the best crab rangoon in Chicago.
“Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac or “Confetti Day” by Hot Chocolate