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Private Lessons

Whether you’re 5 or 55 years old, a beginner or looking to refine your skills, Merit’s celebrated faculty are here to help you unlock your full musical potential.

Merit School of Music’s faculty provide expert private instruction on all instruments for classical and jazz music, and for students of all ages and all levels of musical ability. Working one-on-one with our skilled and supportive faculty, private lesson students explore their individual talents and interests, develop skills, and overcome challenges.

Contact us today to begin private lessons at Merit—either in person or online! We host in-person lessons in a safe, socially-distanced environment at our West Loop music center. Online lessons are available on Zoom or FaceTime and scheduled at a time that works with your schedule for either 30, 45, or 60 minutes once per week.

→ Study one-on-one with Chicago’s finest music teachers!

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“By giving me individualized attention to help address my music needs, gaps, and interests, my private teachers have inspired me, motivated me, and kept me engaged with music while elevating my level of performance and mastery of music.”

– Zahid, 13, Piano

“It’s a real treat to be able to pick up my instrument and play the sounds in my head. I started as someone who knew a few chords, and through guidance in lessons and dedication to practice, I feel I’ve earned the title of guitarist. Private lessons at Merit have helped me to develop real skills and confidence. When people ask me if I can really play, I get excited to show them that I can!”

– Crystal, 27, Guitar

Online lessons for adults, teens, & kids

Ages 4+

Cello
Viola
Violin

Ages 6+

Piano

Ages 7+

Bass

Ages 9+

Bassoon
Clarinet
Flute
Guitar
Horn
Jazz Bass
Jazz Drumset
Jazz Guitar
Jazz Piano
Jazz Saxophone
Jazz Trombone
Jazz Trumpet
Oboe
Percussion
Saxophone
Theory/Composition
Trombone
Trumpet
Tuba/Euphonium

Ages 12+

Voice (classical, musical theater, pop, and jazz)

PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS STARTING AT $41