Hi. Welcome to the Chicago Campuses! Our campus building is closed until further notice, but teaching is taking place online. Now you can learn from the comfort and convenience of your own home!


Please contact Campus Director Marie Alatalo at if

·         you are a current student with any questions, or if

·         you are a new to MIC and are looking to start lessons with an amazing teacher


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


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.


Register for Summer Now! >> 
Priority Scheduling Deadline:  May 15

Summer Session begins on Tuesday, June 15, 2021



Music Moves Me |  Please contact Dr. Marie Alatalo for more information.



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

Please contact Dr. Marie Alatalo for more information.



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. Daniel Baer

Dr. Ilya Friedberg

Weiwen Ma
Mio Nakamura 
Marianne Parker


Jazz Piano

Fred Simon



John Glew

Davis King

Sang Mee Lee

Jasmine Lin
Nobuaki "Aki" Tanaka

Addison Teng



Dr. Daniel Hoppe



Katelyn Lee

Ryan Lustgarten

Megon McDonough

A.J. Wester



Suzanne Hannau



Barbara Drapcho



William Baxtresser

Jacinda Ripley



Jeremiah Benham

Cameren DeCaluwe



Dr. Ruti Abramovitch

Dr. Ilya Friedberg

Mio Nakamura


Music Moves Me

Kristen Regester



Suzanne Hannau


Chamber Music

Dr. Ilya Friedberg

Sang Mee Lee





Teacher Spotlight on Dr. Jeong Min Lee, piano
Teacher Spotlight on Dr. Jeong Min Lee, piano

What led you to become a Suzuki teacher? "I was fascinated when I first saw my daughter's Suzuki group performance."

Special Master Class with Midori April 17, 2021 Academy students perform
One Composer, One Community February 1, 2021