- 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.
Merit makes music. Music makes a difference.
There Are So Many Ways to Help, and We Make it Easy.
From financial support to in-kind giving, Merit makes it simple, offering a variety of ways to support music and our mission.
In fact, you can even shop for your favorite Merit gear!
Join Us for Merit Events
From regular performance oppotunities to our yearly Gala benefitting equal access and excellence in music education, there are plenty of ways to be a part of making music!
Thank You, Supporters!
Generous, ongoing support from our individual, foundation, and corporate partners is the cornerstone of our continuing success.
Join us and become a supporter today! We are always looking for music lovers to lend a hand and help us to provide music education to motivated, talented children across Chicagoland. Become a part of the Merit community today.