Chicago

Welcome to the Chicago Campuses!

The Music Institute of Chicago is proud to have partnerships with both St. James Cathedral and with Fourth Presbyterian Church Gratz Center, to offer music lessons and classes to students in downtown Chicago.

 

St. James Cathedral

65 East Huron Street

Chicago, IL  60611

Map and Parking info >>

 

Gratz Center

Fourth Presbyterian Church

126 East Chestnut Street

Chicago, IL  60611

 

Thanksgiving Recess

Monday, November 25: Normal teaching hours

Tuesday, November 26 through Sunday, December 1 no lessons or classes unless specially arranged by your teacher.  Please call 847-905-1500 for more information.

 

Parking for Gratz Center;   MIC faculty and students may receive green card validated parking on weekdays after 5:00 pm at the parking garage located at 900 Rush Street.  The parking rate with a green card is $8.00.   Green cards are available at the Security Desk in Gratz.

 

 


 

Music Moves Me |  Registration is still open!  

1:30 - 2:15 pm

Gratz Center at Fourth Presbyterian Church

 


 

Suzuki Samplers (ages 4-6)
Group classes in cello, flute, guitar, piano and violin!

Begins Tuesday, November 5 >>


 

Instruction is available for students of all ages and ability levels and is offered by our experienced and dedicated faculty for the following instruments:  piano, violin, viola, cello, voice, flute, clarinet, trumpet, and guitar. Suzuki instruction and musicianship classes are also offered to enhance your child's musical education.  All students registered for private lessons at MIC receive deeply discounted musicianship clases as an added value to their private lesson experience.

 

The Music Institute of Chicago experience begins with a personalized placement interview.  At this meeting, we will answer your questions about MIC and provide information about our offerings and school policies. Most importantly, the interview gives us the opportunity to learn about the personality, learning style, interests and goals of each student so that the best student-teacher match may be found.  

 

 

 

Campus Director, Marie Alatalo

 

Administrative Assistant: 847.905.1500, ext. 120

 

Student Recitals 

Regular recital opportunities are provided for students at the Chicago campuses These performances are free and open to the public.  

 

Faculty

 

Piano

Dr. Ruti Abramovitch
Dr. Marie Alatalo
Dr. Daniel Baer

Dr. Ilya Friedberg

Weiwen Ma
Mio Nakamura 
Marianne Parker

 

Jazz Piano

Fred Simon

 

Violin/Viola

John Glew

Davis King

Sang Mee Lee

Jasmine Lin
Nobuaki "Aki" Tanaka

Addison Teng

 

Cello

Dr. Daniel Hoppe

 

Voice

Katelyn Lee

Ryan Lustgarten

A.J. Wester

 

Flute

Suzanne Hannau

 

Clarinet

Barbara Drapcho

 

Trumpet

William Baxtresser

Jacinda Ripley

 

Guitar

Jeremiah Benham

 

Musicianship

Dr. Ruti Abramovitch

Dr. Ilya Friedberg

Mio Nakamura

 

Music Moves Me

Kristen Regester

 

Musikgarten

Suzanne Hannau

 

Chamber Music

Dr. Ilya Friedberg

Sang Mee Lee

 

 

 

 

Music Institute Teacher Spotlight on Joel Spoelstra, guitar
Teacher Spotlight on Joseph Spoelstra, Suzuki guitar

"I listen to a huge array of music from classical guitar, to experimental, to jazz."