Summer Music Camps 2024

Keeping kids social, creative, and engaged in music all summer long!

Summer Music Camps for Kids & Teens

Summer 2024 Registration Now Open!

Turn up the music this summer with Merit School of Music’s line-up of music camps, classes, and ensembles! 

With options for all ages, instruments, and experience levels, summer at Merit is a great way for kids and teens to stay social and creative while school is out. 

Your child will have the chance to study with some of the best music educators in the region while having fun and making friends with young music lovers from across Chicago.


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Summer 2024

Options for All Ages & Experience Levels

Instruments Offered

Our beginner-friendly camps and classes give aspiring students a creative outlet, and are a fun way to learn to read music and build strong practice habits.

Beginning Guitar ClassesBeginning Piano Classes •  Beginning Suzuki-Alegre Violin or Cello ClassesBeginning Traditional Violin or Cello ClassesCamp Merit – Choir TrackMusic Discovery CampPrivate Lessons

July 22-26 • Ages 6-8

This new day camp offers a fun and engaging summer experience for young children, fostering a love for music through exploration and hands-on learning. Campers delve into various instruments daily, from piano to percussion, sparking creativity and curiosity.

Wondering If Merit Is the Right Fit?

Here’s why music lovers of all ages and experience levels choose our day camps.

A music teacher and piano student laugh

The Best Music Teachers in Chicago

Merit’s passionate and highly experienced music teachers 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 music camp student plays the cello and smiles

Jumpstart a New Instrument

Summer is a particularly great time for beginners to pick up an instrument since they aren’t contending with school and homework. Beginners have the time to build strong practice habits and Merit’s fun, supportive environment boosts excitement for their newfound talent.

A music camp student laughs while playing the saxophone

Prevent Learning Loss & Enhance Skills

For more experienced musicians, continuing music instruction over the summer prevents them from losing the gains they made with their instruments or voice during the school year. They can also build new skills and get creative with their music-making.