Lake Forest


Nestled in the Grove Cultural Campus of Lake Forest, the Music Institute of Chicago's Lake Forest Campus is a lovely setting to enjoy music education, concerts, and community fun.  We are just down the street from Deerfield High School, Northcroft Park, and the Heller Nature Center.  Join us and study with gifted teachers, attend music theory classes, participate in chamber music, explore different instruments, grow as a student, and meet fellow musicians.


Join us for our Fall 2014 Adult Enrichment Classes!

Understanding Music:

Classical Style, Tuesday September 16, 7pm

Evolution of Jazz in America, Tuesday October 14, 7pm

Listening to Orchestral Music, Tuesday November 18, 7pm


The History of American Big Band Jazz:

The 1920's, Tuesday September 23, 7pm

Benny Goodman, Tuesday October 21, 7pm


The History of the American Musical:

The Roots of the American Musical, Thursday, September 11 7:00pm

The Golden Age, Thursday, September 18, 7:00pm

The Rock Musical, Thursday, September 25, 7:00pm

Musical Theater 1995 to the Present, Thursday October 2, 7:00pm

The Mega Musical, Thursday, November 20, 7:00pm

A Study in Sondheim, Thursday, December 4, 7:00pm

Our Musicals, Our Selves, Thursday, December 11, 7:00pm

The Flops, Thursday, December 18, 7:00pm


Adult Acting Classes: 

Goals and Obstacles, Thursday, September 11 8:15pm

Acting the Monologue, Thursday, September 18, 8:15pm

Acting the Scene, Thursday, September 25, 8:15pm

Acting in the Moment, Thursday October 2, 8:15pm

Tactics and Expectations, Thursday, November 20, 8:15pm

Voice and Movement, Thursday, December 4, 8:15pm

Acting with a Partner, Thursday, December 11, 8:15pm

Acting in an Ensemble, Thursday, December 18, 8:15pm


Not sure of your schedule? 

Classes that are a part of the Adult Enrichment Program are non-sequential and require no prerequisites.  Classes are repeated across multiple Music Institute of Chicago campuses and drop-ins are welcome.  Purchase a convenient punch card in advance or at the door.  Use your card throughout the academic year (good September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2015). 



3-Class Punch Card:  $75  |  10-Class Punch Card:  $225


If you would like to make an appointment to meet with the campus director, please call 847.905.1500, ext. 194, or email


Group Classes

  • Musikgarten (Early Childhood/Parent & Me) for babies, toddlers, and Pre-K
  • Group classes for beginners in guitar, piano, percussion, flute, violin, cello, harp
  • Musicianship - how to read and write music, ear training, sight singing, music exploration, and history
  • Reading Ensemble - a beginning orchestra for Grades 1-7 for string students


Private Lessons

  • Strings: violin, viola, cello
  • Woodwinds: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone
  • Brass: trombone, french horn, tuba, euphonium
  • Percussion: drum kit, percussion, and harp
  • Voice: classical, jazz, broadway/musical theater
  • Piano: classical, jazz
  • Guitar: classical, jazz, pop/rock
  • Suzuki: piano, violin, cello, guitar, harp





40 East Old Mill Road

Lake Forest IL 60045

Front Desk: 847.905.1500, ext. 194

Campus Director: Guinevere Grimstad

847.905.1500, ext. 191 •

Fax: 847.295.1341


Campus students come from Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Highland Park, Highwood, Lincolnshire, Vernon Hills, Buffalo Grove, Waukegan, Zion, Antioch, Gurnee, Bannockburn, Deerfield, Libertyville, Hoffman Estates, and other Lake County communities.