All lessons in our Ravenswood and South Loop locations are now being given online at least until December 2020. In Avondale and Rogers Park we have limited in-person availability
Try your first piano lesson on us! In person or virtually.
We offer guitar lessons to adults and kids age 6 and up, beginners are welcome and our teachers are able to teach all musical styles.
Our approach incorporates musical theory, chord strumming and music reading and we encourage our students to play with each other in ensembles. We have regular recitals (now happening virtually) which gives them a chance to meet other young musicians and learn to perform in a friendly, social environment.
There is no obligation to continue past the free trial but if you do, half hour private lessons are $36 and we’re on a monthly enrollment so it’s $144 per 4-week month.
Taking lessons at ACM means being part of an organization that creates innovative programs like the Sound of Silent Film Festival and the Thirsty Ears Festival, Chicago’s only classical music street festival.
As a non-profit with the mission of integrating musical creativity into everyday life, we encourage our students to create their own music in addition to learning the fundamentals.Student Testimonials
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
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.