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All lessons in our Ravenswood school are now being given online at least until December 2020

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.

ACM regularly commissions music from composers around the world, produces a concert series at the Davis Theater and has been featured on PBS, WFMT, WBEZ, the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times to name a few.

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.

We offer viola lessons to adults and kids age 4 and up using either the traditional or Suzuki methods of teaching. Musicians of all experience levels are welcome.

We offer student recitals every other month (currently happening virtually,) giving students a chance to meet other young musicians and learn to perform in a friendly environment.

Half hour private lessons are $36 and we’re on a monthly enrollment so it’s $144 per 4-week month.  45 and 60 minute lessons are also available.  You can start any time, we pro-rate if it’s in the middle of a month.

Viola lessons happen in our Ravenswood location in Chicago.

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Gift Certificates available!

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


Viola 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.

Traci Newhouse

Viola | Ravenswood

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