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- Why Choose Merit
Individual lessons and group classes for students at any level.
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Bringing accessible, high-quality music education to Chicagoland communities.
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- 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.
Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, MM
Minnesota State University Moorhead, BA, Jazz Guitar Performance and Studio Music
Tim Stine grew up in Fargo, North Dakota and studied guitar in Moorhead, Minnesota before moving to Cincinnati, Ohio to attend the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music for his Masters Degree. He has taught at Merit for 8 years and enjoys teaching both group classes and private lessons. Tim is also very active in the jazz and pop music scenes in Chicago.
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