Private Lessons

Private Lessons are Available for:

No experience necessary.

Brass: trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba/euphonium
Jazz: piano, saxophone
Percussion: orchestral percussion, drum set
Strings: violin, viola, cello, string bass
Voice: classical, musical theater, jazz
Woodwinds: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone

Private lessons are the key component to reaching one’s full potential as a musician, especially when combined with Merit School of Music’s Instrumental & Vocal Music and Alice S. Pfaelzer Tuition-free Conservatory programs. Merit School of Music’s faculty provides students with one-on-one instruction that is necessary to advance their level of musicianship and allows students to explore their individual talents and interests, develop skills and overcome challenges. Students who take private lessons learn in-depth instrumental technique, practice methods, dedication, commitment and achievement. Feedback is a required part of the process.

How to Apply

Step 1: Submit a private lesson application form (students who have not attended lessons in the past year are consider new students).

Step 2: Call Student Services to submit the payment for the first 4 lessons and registration fee (312-786-9428) or send a check payable to “Merit School of Music.”

Step 3: Confirm your schedule with the instructor. Students will receive a phone call or e-mail from their prospective instructor to determine the start date/time of the lesson.


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