- Music Classes & Lessons
- Group Classes & Ensembles
- Private Lessons
- Early Childhood
- Summer Camps
- View by Instrument/Age
- Why Choose Merit
Individual lessons and group classes for students at any level.
- Community Programs
Bringing accessible, high-quality music education to Chicagoland communities.
- Selective Programs
- Chicago Musical Pathways
The highest level of achievement for Merit students in tuition-free, audition-based programs.
Who we are and what we believe in.
How Merit makes a difference.
Merit's supporters remove barriers to music education, ensuring access for Chicago's youth.
Additional info for current and prospective students.
At Merit School of Music, we provide a distinctive music education pathway. Our programming continuum consists of five major areas, which students may join at any stage, including Early Childhood, Group Classes (Instrumental & Vocal Music), and Private Lessons.
Merit’s programming continuum begins and concludes with two signature programs—Merit Music in Communities, an in-school music education program; and the audition-based Alice S. Pfaelzer Conservatory, which requires and represents the highest level of achievement.