📢 SAVE THE DATE! Spring registration opens Jan. 3 & classes begin Feb. 1. Learn more »

Music Classes & Lessons

📢 Save the date: Spring registration opens Jan. 3 & classes begin Feb. 1. 

 This school year, you can experience the best of Merit School of Music’s programming in person or online. Study with Chicagoland’s finest music teachers in a safe, socially-distanced setting at our West Loop music center or from the comfort and convenience of home.

Everyone is welcome – from adults to teens to children of all ages! Choose from a wide range of instruments, including guitar, piano, violin, trumpet, voice, ukulele, and more. Whether you or your child are just getting started or have been playing for years, it’s a great time to join Merit’s vibrant community of music-lovers.

→ Want to start making music before spring session? Register for private lessons or Early Childhood classes!  

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Wondering if Merit is the right music school for you or your child? Here’s why students of all ages and experience levels choose us.

Our Reputation for Excellence

As a nationally accredited music school with over 40 years of experience helping students reach their full musical and personal potential, you can be confident that you’re in good hands.

The Best Music Teachers in Chicago

Merit’s passionate and highly experienced teaching artists are some of the best in the region. Parents and students alike say their teachers are what they enjoy and appreciate most about their Merit education.

A Diverse & Welcoming Community

Music lovers come to Merit from every Chicago neighborhood (135+ zip codes to be exact!) and background to learn together, dream together, teach each other, and broaden their horizons.

“What I like most about Merit is the amount of help and support the teachers are willing to give you.”

– Karina, Merit student

“The Merit team is responsive, communicative, supportive, encouraging, and understanding. These are the kinds of mentors I want raising my children!”

– Mary, Merit parent

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Register for private lessons for all ages or Early Childhood classes at any time.

Questions? Browse our FAQs or email [email protected]
to learn more about Merit’s programs.