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All lessons in our Ravenswood and South Loop schools 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 violin lessons to adults and kids age 4 and up using either the traditional or Suzuki methods of teaching. Beginners are welcome and our teachers are able to teach all musical styles.

For children we have regular recitals (currently happening virtually,) giving them 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. Violin lessons happen in our Ravenswood or South Loop locations.

Try your first lesson on us!

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1758 W. Wilson Ave.

1130 S. Wabash Ave. #201

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


Violin 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

Violin, Viola, Piano | Ravenswood

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Rachel Peters

Violin | Ravenswood

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Josephine Yang

Piano, Violin | Ravenswood, South Loop

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