Music Classes & Lessons

🐤 Fall Early Bird Registration is NOW OPEN!

Save $50 when you register for Academic Year 2022/23 classes by August 1.*

Everyone knows making music is fun and enjoyable, but did you know music education also benefits your brain, physical and mental health, and general well-being? In fact, the impact of music on a child or teen’s development is more than twice that of sports, theater, or dance!

Whether you or your child are just getting started or have been playing for years, it’s a great time to join Merit School of Music’s vibrant community of music lovers.

Merit offers options for all ages and experience levels. Choose from a wide range of instruments, including guitar, piano, violin, trumpet, voice, and more.

*Discount expires August 1 and is only valid on Instrumental & Vocal Music and Early Childhood group classes. Can be combined with financial aid. Cannot be combined with other discounts or the Early Childhood Annual Membership.


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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 40+ Year 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

Music Classes and Lessons


Sign up today to start making music

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