- 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.
Faculty - Department Chairs
Dean & Vice President for Educational Affairs
Program Director: Strings & Orchestra
Director of Program Operations
Early Childhood and General Music Program Director
Voice, Guitar, & the Marlene M. Bowen Piano Program Director
Piano, Voice, & Guitar Program Manager
String Program Manager
Music & Instrument Librarian
Band & Jazz Program Director