Evanston East

Hi. Welcome to the Evanston East Campus. We are OPEN, and taking extraordinary measures to ensure your safety. In-person lessons are happening here. Online lessons are also available, so you can learn from the comfort of your own home.


Please contact Campus Director Patrick O'Malley if

  • you are a current student with any questions, or
  • you are a new to MIC and are looking to start lessons with an amazing teacher
  • you want to schedule an in-person appointment


Monday-Thursday: 9:15am - 8:45pm

Friday:  9:15am - 7pm

Saturdays: 9am - 6pm

Sundays: 2:30pm - 7:30pm


Private Lessons

  • Strings: violin, viola, cello, viola da gamba, harp
  • Woodwinds: flute, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, recorder
  • Brass: trumpet, trombone, French horn, euphonium
  • Percussion: drum kit, xylophone, timpani, jazz percussion
  • Voice: classical, broadway/musical theater
  • Piano: classical, jazz
  • Organ & Harpsichord
  • Guitar: classical, jazz, pop/rock
  • Suzuki Method: violin, viola, cello, guitar, piano, flute, recorder


Located in the heart of vibrant downtown Evanston, MIC’s Evanston East Campus (located at the corner of Chicago Avenue and Grove Street) is a cultural hub for the community. With teaching studios and rehearsal rooms, students of all ages are engaged in weekly private lessons, group classes, ensemble rehearsals, and many other musical activities.


Our friendly reception staff is ready to assist with registration, billing, and room scheduling questions. They also can provide parking meter change and restaurant recommendations. The Evanston East Campus is also the home of Nichols Concert Hall, an elegant performance venue that presents concerts featuring not only MIC students and faculty, but numerous other Chicago-area artists and ensembles.


1490 Chicago Avenue

Evanston, IL 60201

Front Desk: 847.905.1500, ext.100


Getting Here


We are easily accessible by public transportation, with the Davis Street Purple Line CTA and Metra stations located within walking distance. Street parking is available, some spots are metered, accepting coins or credit cards. Please check local signs, which vary block by block. This PARKING & TRANSPORTATION MAP shows nearby train stations and parking garages.



Evanston Campus Director, Patrick O'Malley

Phone: 847.448.8324


Fall Semester Building Hours

Monday   9:00am - 9:30pm

Tuesday   9:00am - 10:00pm

Wednesday   9:00am - 9:00pm

Thursday   9:00am - 9:00pm

Friday   9:00am - 8:00pm

Saturday   8:00am -6:00pm

Sunday   closed except for special events

Early Childhood classes at the Music Institute!
Make music with your little one!

Fall Musikgarten classes begin September 21. In-person and online classes available for ages birth - 7yrs >>