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Well-designed programs and high-quality teaching at the Music Institute of Chicago help every student acquire the creative, social, cultural, and brain-building benefits of playing an instrument.

The Cornerstone of a Quality Music Education

  • The best-trained, most experienced music teachers in Chicago
  • Excellent learning environment and supportive community
  • Personalized teacher placement process with an expert music educator
  • Accepting beginning, casual, and advanced students of any age
  • Rolling registration all year
  • Two 17-week semesters, fall and spring, and a flexible summer session

Why Choose the Music institute of chicago?

  • The Music Institute's careful placement process and wide selection of faculty ensure the best student-teacher match.
  • MIC families join a supportive musical community of parents, students, and concertgoers.
  • Every student can participate in family concert events and community service performances.
  • Every student receives three free tickets to acclaimed Nichols Concert Hall concerts presented by MIC.

Start private lessons anytime; rolling registration is always available. The MIC academic year includes two 17-week semesters, fall and spring, and a flexible summer session. Private instruction is available for all ages and levels of interest and ability. Whether you are a beginner, casual learner, or advanced student, there is a place for you at the Music Institute of Chicago!

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Great Teaching Matters

The breadth and depth of our faculty is unparalleled.  Nearly 200 in number, Music Institute of Chicago teachers are experienced, dedicated educators and performers who hold degrees from the world’s finest music schools. The Music Institute faculty is among the best-trained, most-experienced in the Chicago area.

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MIC Faculty on stage at Nichols Concert Hall