Best Music Schools in Chicago

Expert recommended Top 3 Music Schools in Chicago, Illinois. All of our music schools face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!


4544 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625 Directions

Since 1957

Old Town School is the largest public institution of the arts in the US, teaching traditional folk instruments, a wide range of dance, theater, and visual arts classes, as well as their popular early childhood Wiggleworms® program. The school has over 250 of the most talented artists in Chicago ready to inspire you in classes and lessons. Their artist engagement services offer a wide array of entertainment for any occasion by skilled, professional artists. They also provide financial aid to both children and adults for private lessons & group classes based on financial need. Old Town School usually conducts summer music camps, concerts, workshops, events for its students. Gift cards are available here.

Accordion, Autoharp, Visual Art, Banjo, Bass, Cello, Clarinet, Dobro/Lapsteel, Drum Kit, Fiddle, Flute, French Horn, Guitar, Harmonica, Mandolin, Percussion, Oud, Hammered and Mountain Dulcimer, Piano, Woodwinds, Reeds, Saxophone, Songwriting, Trumpet, Ukulele, Violin, and Voice Lessons, Kids, Teens, and Adults Classes & Instrument Rentals

Discount: Get 25% Off the price of selected adult group classes Teens (ages 13-18) View Deal

Price: Starts from $296 for eight weeks of 30-minute lessons
$424 for eight weeks of 45-minute lessons
$544 for eight weeks of 60-minute lessons

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Mon - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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3254 North Lincoln Avenue, Unit B, Chicago, IL 60657 Directions

Since 2006

At School of Rock Chicago, their music program for kids with no previous musical knowledge (typically ages 5 to 7-years-old) is called Rookies. Rookies pupils have one weekly group music education where they get fundamentals like chords, rhythm, and song structure. Kids can learn and experiment with multiple instruments there so they can later choose which one they ultimately want to continue trying in Rock 101. Their instructors guide pupils one-on-one to personalize learning, inspire confidence & build social abilities. School of Rock Chicago offers a wide variety of music camps and workshops for toddlers, kids, teens & adults. At SOR Chicago, newcomers can avail of a free trial.

Rock Music Performance Program, Band Coaching, Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced, Electric and Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Piano, Technique, Solos, Music Theory, Drums & Vocals Lessons

Price: Starts from $150 to $350 or more per month

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Mon - Fri 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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3000 South Wentworth Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616 Directions

Since 2000

Upbeat Music School is the largest music institution in the Chinatown/South Loop area of Chicago offering private lessons on most instruments. Their music instructors are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you to achieve them. The music school renders expert guidance in preparing learners for the ABRSM exam. Upbeat has a comfortable parent's waiting room with chairs, kids table, Wi-Fi, magazines, also large observation windows. It also has fully stocked music lesson rooms, which include amps, stereos, drum kits with pads & more. Every June and December, their students have the chance to perform in their all-school concerts. Safe drop-off and pick up services are available for the students.

Skype Lessons, Fun Time program to Children, Piano, Violin, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Voice, Drums & Rock Band Classes

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Mon - Thu 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sat & Sun 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

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