Private Lessons

Study with Chicago’s finest music teachers from the comfort of your home!

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.

Make the most of your time at home by picking up a new instrument or deepening your practice with virtual private lessons. Once our building is back open, you can continue your private lessons in person at 38 South Peoria Street.

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. Online lessons are hosted on Zoom or FaceTime and scheduled at a time that works with your schedule for either 30, 45, or 60 minutes once per week.

Want to see what one-on-one instruction with the best music educators in Chicago looks like? Sit in on a few private lessons with this video from our Virtual Open House.

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“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, and jazz)

PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS STARTING AT $41