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Music Classes & Lessons

For every instrument, age, and skill level, Merit’s expert team of teaching artists is here to guide you on your musical journey.

Learn Music from the Best Teachers in Chicago

Mark Your Calendars!

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 School of Music provides a wide array of music programming options from beginner classes and lessons to intermediate-advanced musical training for students of any age, instrument, or skill level.

We offer both private lessons and group classes, including opportunities to perform with an ensemble of other Merit students.

As a Merit student, you receive personal attention and encouragement every step of the way from experienced teaching artists—providing the best music education in Chicago.

Music can play a critical role in a young person’s education and personal development. It’s even 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.


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The Right Music Program for Every Student

One-on-one music training from an experienced teaching artist who will encourage and inpsire you

From small group classes to ensemble performance, discover the fun of playing music together

Introducing babies, toddlers, and young kids to the building blocks of music

One- and two-week intensives, workshops, guest artists, and more

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Choose Your Instrument