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Winter Recess begins today! December 23, 2018 8:00 am and goes through Saturday, January 5, 2019
Winter Recess - Day 2 December 24, 2018 8:00 am

Adult Private Instruction

Flexible Registration Packages and Discounts for Busy Adults

Whether you are learning an instrument for the first time, returning to play after a long hiatus, or wanting to polish your musical skills, the Music Institute of Chicago welcomes you. Our faculty specializes in teaching adults and sharing the joy of music.


Flexible, friendly and fun, the Music Institute of Chicago helps students discover a real and deep understanding of music through a comprehensive curriculum and strong and nurturing relationships with our professional faculty. For more than 85 years, the Music Institute has been the place for people of all ages and every levels of experience to take music lessons.

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Private Lesson Adult Registration Packages: 
4 lessons  ~  8 lessons  ~  17 lessons


20% Off Weekday Adult Private Lessons completed by 3:30 pm.

(discount does not apply to special rate faculty or offsite teaching)


Get started today for under $215.  Click for pricing >>

More than Just Lessons


    - A welcoming community of new friends

    - Heavily discounted musicianship classes

    - Performance opportunities at Nichols Concert Hall and throughout Chicagoland

    - Free master classes with renowned visiting artists

    - Two complimentary tickets to all MIC sponsored concerts
      at Nichols Concert Hall 

    - Four free hours of consultation with the 
      Institute for Therapy through the Arts


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Convenient Locations - Contact a Campus Director 

Contact the campus closest to you to learn more or to schedule a placement interview.  At this interview, we will answer all your questions about MIC and provide information about our offerings and school policies. MIC inquires about the personality, learning style, interests and goals of each student so that the best student-teacher match can be arranged.

Campus Directors:


Marie Alatalo

847.905.1500, ext. 143


Downers Grove

Sung Hoon Mo



Patrick O'Malley

847.905.1500, ext.101

Lake Forest &


Brady Richards

847.905.1500, ext.191


Guinevere Grimstad

847.905.1500, ext.133

NEW! Roots & Rock Classes at MIC

Guitar, Songwriting, and Music Production classes All ages, beginners welcome. Learn more >>