Music Classes For Kids

Music makes the world go round! Kids benefit from all sorts of interactions with music, but if you are looking to dive a little deeper, we’ve got you covered. We have a comprehensive guide just for you, broken down by category to help your kids further their vocal skills, learn to plan an instrument, or groove to the beat.

This article is sponsored by Mattix Music Studio and the featured listings.

Mattix Music Studio

Mattix Music Studio
Christian Reformed Church of Western Springs
5140 Wolf Road, Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 638-3027
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Make music an exciting part of your family life!

At Mattix Music Studio, students get top level music education and parents get loving support for music making at home.

Private Lessons
Piano, violin, viola or cello lessons for ages three to adult. Their outstanding teachers use both traditional and Suzuki methods to make learning fun for any age and ability.

Group Piano
Groups of three friends ages five to eight learn piano together in weekly Piano Play classes.

Music Together®
Their youngest musicians, from infants to age five, love rich and engaging Music Together® classes. You will have so much fun singing, dancing, playing, and laughing that you may not realize how much incredible development is taking place. 

Join the Mattix Music Studio family and experience the magic of music! 

Music Classes for Kids

From beginner to advanced, there are wonderful options all over the western suburbs of Chicago for your musical child. If you have a local studio or music teacher you would recommend who is not included, please comment below!

Music Classes for Little Kids

Ms. Clara’s Joyful Learning Center
9213 Broadway Avenue
Brookfield, IL 60513
(708) 704-1716

Tiny Toes Music

Burr Ridge Park District
15W400 Harvester Drive
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
(630) 474-5459

Downers Grove Park District
935 Maple Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 474-5459

The Community House
415 W 8th Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 474-5459

Waterlemon Kids
25 South LaGrange Road 
LaGrange, IL 60525
(708) 286-6747

Kindermusik

Park District of Forest Park
7501 Harrison Street
Forest Park, IL 60130 
(708) 763-9823

Bright Lights Theatre
515 Crescent Boulevard
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(262) 352-6359

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First Congregational Church of La Grange
100 6th Avenue
LaGrange, IL 60525
(708) 921-0650

Narthex at First Baptist Church
820 Ontario Street
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 763-9823

Music Together
Luscombe Music
122 West Vallette Street
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 854-3819

Old Butler School
1200 31st Street
Oak Brook, IL
(630) 854-3819

The Oak Brook Park District
1450 Forest Gate Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523
(630) 854-3819

B Sharp Music for Children
Glen Ellyn Park District
185 Spring Avenue
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
(630) 440-8744

Glen Ellyn Family Music School
780 Pleasant Avenue
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 632-3347

Ginkgo Leaf Music Studio
424 Forest Avenue
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 453-0098

Music Together You and Yours
Oak Park String Academy
350 Harrison Street
Oak Park, IL 60304
(773) 682-9246

Musikgarten of Oak Park
907 South Lombard Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60304
(407) 271-6651

Mattix Music Studio

Mattix Music Studio
Christian Reformed Church of Western Springs
5140 Wolf Road, Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 638-3027
Website | Email | Facebook

Make music an exciting part of your family life!

At Mattix Music Studio, students get top level music education and parents get loving support for music making at home.

Private Lessons
Piano, violin, viola or cello lessons for ages three to adult. Their outstanding teachers use both traditional and Suzuki methods to make learning fun for any age and ability.

Group Piano
Groups of three friends ages five to eight learn piano together in weekly Piano Play classes.

Music Together®
Their youngest musicians, from infants to age five, love rich and engaging Music Together® classes. You will have so much fun singing, dancing, playing, and laughing that you may not realize how much incredible development is taking place. 

Join the Mattix Music Studio family and experience the magic of music! 

Wiggleworms – Old Town School of Folk Music
Presbetyrian Church of Western Springs
5250 Wolf Road
Western Springs, IL 60558
(773) 728-6000

Instruments Lessons for Kids

*Please note the particular instruments taught under each location.

Above and Beyond Music Lessons & Store
7009 Ogden Avenue
Berwyn, IL 60402
(708) 484-4444
Piano, guitar, ukulele, drums, violin, saxophone, trumpet, and trombone.

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A Sound Education
9433 Ogden Avenue
Brookfield, IL 60513
(708) 485-5074
Banjo, bass guitar, baritone saxophone, cello, clarinet, drums, flute, french horn, guitar, keyboard, mandolin, organ, piano, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, ukulele, viola, violin, and xylophone (bells/marimba).

Murphy Roche School of Irish Music

Murphy Roche School of Irish Music
11309 72nd Street
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
(630) 212-7679
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Murphy Roche School of Irish Music teaches traditional Irish music and it’s great fun. With 31 world title medalists to their credit, you will find them to be experts in making your child the best musician he or she can be. They teach singing plus most acoustic instruments, including violin/fiddle, flute, harp, mandolin, banjo, concertina, accordion, guitar and more. All lessons are private so you get one on one instruction, but most kids hang around and play music with each other all day. If you are a complete beginner they will get you playing music fast and if you are a classical musician you’ll finally discover why playing music can be such a thrill. Call Kell 630-212-7679, scoil@murphyroche.org.

Quinlan & Fabish Music Company
6827 High Grove Boulevard
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
(630) 654-4111
Woodwinds, brass, percussion, strings, guitars, drumset, and piano.

Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 728-6000
Group music classes in guitar, fiddle, piano, drums, and banjo.

School of Rock

105 North Maple Avenue
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 750-7625

116 South Washington Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521

220 N Washington Street
Naperville, IL 60540

219 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 298-0002

Guitar, bass, keyboards and drums. Combines weekly private music instruction and group band rehearsals to prepare students to take the stage in front of live audiences in an authentic concert setting.

Rock Academy
417 Ogden Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 968-3601

American Music Institute

60 55th Street
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
(630) 850-8505

1032 Maple Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 850-8505

Piano, violin, and guitar lessons in all symphonic wind, brass, percussion, and string instruments.

536B Crescent Boulevard
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 413-4529

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116 South Washington Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 936-4742

220 North Washington Street
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 922-5400

Clarendon Hills Music Academy
4 South Prospect Avenue
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
(630) 98-MUSIC
Piano, guitar, ukulele, bass, and drums.

Elmhurst College
190 Prospect Avenue
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 617-3330
Musicianship and piano.

Elmhurst Music Academy
611 North York Road
Elmhurst, Illinois
(630) 518-9500
Guitar, piano, drums, bass and violin.

Kagan & Gaines Music Company
7655 West Roosevelt Road
Forest Park, IL 60130
(708) 771-2152
Guitar, bass, drums, woodwinds, brass, piano, and strings.

Gasse School of Music
7641 Polk Street
Forest Park, IL 60130
(708) 488-8117
Individual and group lessons in violin, viola, cello, piano, and guitar.

B Sharp Music for Children
Glen Ellyn Park District
185 Spring Avenue
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 965-0825
Piano lessons for group, private, and semi-private.

Bella Artes School of Music
413 North Main Street, #5
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 386-7680

400 West Roosevelt Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 386-7680
Private lessons in: piano, guitar, violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, french horn, saxophone, and drums.

First Conservatory of LaGrange
100 South 6th Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 352-8843
Piano lessons as well as band and orchestral instruments including: violin, viola, cello, string bass, oboe, clarinet, and saxophone.

Stonegrove Guitar
821 West Hillgrove Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 588-0777
Guitar, bass, ukelele, and piano.

Stacey De & Company
1946 University Lane
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 541-6072
Piano, guitar, violin, cello, percussion, and woodwinds.

Naperville Suzuki School
32 Foxcroft Road
Naperville, IL 60565
(630) 420-9309
Violin, cello, and viola.

Bach to Rock Naperville
1212 S Naper Blvd #100
Naperville, IL 60540
630-318-0312
Instrument classes (including guitar, piano, drums, voice, and violin), as well as DJ classes, music production, and early childhood classes.

Academy of Movement & Music
605 Lake Street
Oak Park, Illinois
(708) 848-2329
Piano, flute, and guitar.

Cappelli Institute of Music
1053 Lake Street
2nd Floor
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 445-8460
Piano, guitar, upright, and electric bass, harp, violin, and viola.

Oak Park School of Music
844 Madison Street
Oak Park, IL 60130
Piano, guitar, violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, and drums.

My Music Lessons
816 Harrison Street
Oak Park, IL 60304
(855) 438-5377
Bass, cello, clarinet, drums, flute, guitar, harmonica, oboe, piano, saxophone, ukulele, and violin.

Oak Park String Academy
350 Harrison Street
Oak Park, IL 60304
(708) 800-6772
Violin, cello, and piano.

Mattix Music Studio

Mattix Music Studio
Christian Reformed Church of Western Springs
5140 Wolf Road, Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 638-3027
Website | Email | Facebook

Make music an exciting part of your family life!

At Mattix Music Studio, students get top level music education and parents get loving support for music making at home.

Private Lessons
Piano, violin, viola or cello lessons for ages three to adult. Their outstanding teachers use both traditional and Suzuki methods to make learning fun for any age and ability.

Group Piano
Groups of three friends ages five to eight learn piano together in weekly Piano Play classes.

Music Together®
Their youngest musicians, from infants to age five, love rich and engaging Music Together® classes. You will have so much fun singing, dancing, playing, and laughing that you may not realize how much incredible development is taking place. 

Join the Mattix Music Studio family and experience the magic of music! 

Music Makers of Western Springs
4332 Howard Avenue
Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 246-8222
Piano, guitar, bass guitar, violin, viola, cello, ukulele, banjo, drums & percussion, clarinet, saxophone, flute, trumpet, and trombone.

Western Springs School of Talent Education
1106 Chestnut Street
Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 246-9309
Violin, cello, and viola.

Academy of Music & Art
350 East Ogden Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 654-8426
Guitar, piano, cello, violin, viola, drum, bass guitar, clarinet, flute, trumpet, trombone, and saxophone.

Voice Lessons for Kids

Above and Beyond Music Lessons & Store
7009 Ogden Avenue
Berwyn, IL 60402
(708) 484-4444

A Sound Education
9433 Ogden Avenue
Brookfield, IL 60513
(708) 485-5074

Murphy Roche School of Irish Music

Murphy Roche School of Irish Music
11309 72nd Street
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
(630) 212-7679
Website | Facebook | Instagram

Murphy Roche School of Irish Music teaches traditional Irish music and it’s great fun. With 31 world title medalists to their credit, you will find them to be experts in making your child the best musician he or she can be. They teach singing plus most acoustic instruments, including violin/fiddle, flute, harp, mandolin, banjo, concertina, accordion, guitar and more. All lessons are private so you get one on one instruction, but most kids hang around and play music with each other all day. If you are a complete beginner they will get you playing music fast and if you are a classical musician you’ll finally discover why playing music can be such a thrill. Call Kell 630-212-7679, scoil@murphyroche.org.

Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 728-6000

School of Rock

105 North Maple Avenue
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 750-7625

536B Crescent Boulevard
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 413-4529

116 South Washington Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 936-4742

220 North Washington Street
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 922-5400

219 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 298-0002

American Music Institute
60 55th Street
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
(630) 850-8505

1032 Maple Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Clarendon Hills Music Academy
4 South Prospect Avenue
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
(630) 98-MUSIC

Elmhurst Music Academy
611 North York
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 518-9500

Kagan & Gaines Music Company
7655 West Roosevelt Road
Forest Park, IL 60130
(708) 771-2152

Bella Artes School of Music
413 North Main Street, #5
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 386-7680

First Conservatory of LaGrange
100 South 6th Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 352-8843

Stonegrove Guitar
821 West Hillgrove Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 588-0777

Tehila Music
In-home lessons, professional music recording, and video production.
La Grange, IL

Stacey De & Company
1946 University Lane
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 541-6072

Cappelli Institute of Music
1053 Lake Street
2nd Floor
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 445-8460

Language & Music School
150 North Oak Park Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 524-5252

My Music Lessons
816 Harrison Street
Oak Park, IL 60304
(855) 438-5377

Music Makers of Western Springs
4332 Howard Avenue
Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 246-8222

Academy of Music & Art
350 East Ogden Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 654-8426

Parents.com has a great article on the many benefits of music lessons in kids academically, physically and socially. Check it out here! And check out even more classes for kids in Chicago’s western suburbs on our site.

About the Author

Jill Kowalski
Jill is the mom of two energetic little girls, ages two and four, who keep her seriously busy. She and her husband grew up in Orland Park and are now raising their family there as well. When Jill and her family have free time, they love to check out local parks or drop-in at fests where their girls can take over a dance floor. She is always looking for cheap, yet entertaining and worthwhile things to do. When she is not wrangling her kids, Jill has a passion for starting, and sometimes finishing, do-it-yourself home improvement projects, trying out random recipes she finds on Pinterest, and organizing every nook and cranny of her life.

1 Comment on "Music Classes For Kids"

  1. AWESOME! A directory of music classes for kids! Got plenty to choose from. I’m eager to look up reviews on some of these, my son needs to get into music right away and my daughter isn’t much of a music lover yet but I’m looking to change that.

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