Summer Camps

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

Summer Music Camps for Kids & Teens

Turn up the music this summer with Merit School of Music’s line-up of 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 Chicagoland.

Summer 2023 may be over, but there's always something going on at Merit!

Summer camp drum line practice

Summer 2023

Options for All Ages & Experience Levels

Instruments Offered

Wondering If Merit Is the Right Fit?

Here’s why music lovers of all ages and experience levels choose us.

Piano student and her instructor sharing a fun moment

The Best Music Teachers in Chicago

Merit’s passionate and highly experienced teaching artists 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 student learning the ukulele during summer camp

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 young trombone player during a class rehearsal

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.

Students celebrating with high fives during summer camp

Have Fun & Make New Friends

For both new and experienced musicians, a relaxed summer can mean having more fun with music while making friends with young musicians from across Chicagoland.

Learn more about the benefits of music-making over the summer in this Chicago Parent article.

What We've Heard

Additional Resources

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Keep the Music Going!

Summer may be over, but the music never stops at Merit School of Music.

Don't Miss Out On Summer!

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