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Music Theory and Composition Lessons


$38.00 $0.00


We offer private lessons in music composition and theory that can last 30 or 60 minutes and meet once per week.  As this is a private lesson the curriculum can be tailored to fit your goals.

There is no obligation to continue after the first lesson but if you do, 30 minute lessons are $38 and we’re on a monthly enrollment so it’s $152 per month. Lessons can happen in person or virtually.

Taking music composition lessons at ACM means being part of an organization that commissions dozens of composers a year for innovative programs like the Sound of Silent Film Festival and the Thirsty Ears Festival, Chicago’s only classical music street festival.

Learn the building blocks of music and how to notate your musical ideas for a variety of different instruments.  Good music theory and composition skills are the bedrock to complete musicianship.

Sign up for a free trial lesson online


Monday – Thursday 11:00 to 8:00
Friday 1:00 – 5:00
Saturday and Sunday 9:00 to 2:00


Gift Certificates available!

Composition and Theory Teachers

Our teachers have a combined 225 years of music teaching experience and are all active in performance or composition. Whatever you're looking for, we have the teacher for you.

Jeff Kowalkowski

Composition/Theory, Piano | Avondale

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Angelo Hart

Composition/Theory, Piano | Ravenswood

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Jonathan Hannau

Composition/Theory, Piano | Ravenswood

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Mark Hardy

Composition/Theory, Piano, Guitar | Avondale

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Salvador Arizmendi

Piano, Theory | Ravenswood, Avondale

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