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


Gratz Center

Fourth Presbyterian Church

126 East Chestnut Street

Chicago, IL  60611


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.  





Dr. Ruti Abramovitch

Dr. Marie Alatalo

Dr. Ilya Friedberg

Jay Kolin

Dr. Soo Young Lee

Weiwen Ma

Mio Nakamura

Marianne Parker

George Radosavljevic

Fred Simon

Grace Wong



John Glew

Daniel Golden

Davis King

Jasmine Lin

Nobuaki "Aki" Tanaka

Addison Teng



Dr. Daniel Hoppe



Katelyn Lee



Grace Wong



Suzanne Hannau



Barbara Drapcho



Jacinda Ripley



Jeremiah Benham



Nicholas Brubaker

Mio Nakamura

Grace Wong



Suzanne Hannau

Grace Wong





Teacher Spotlight on Aubrey Faith-Slaker, piano
Teacher Spotlight on Aubrey Faith-Slaker, piano

"Hiding a Nancy Drew mystery book in the piano bench while keeping one eye on the front room window so I could go back to practicing when my mom drove up was NOT effective practicing."