Lake Forest


Our campus building is closed until further notice, but teaching is taking place online! Please contact the Campus Director, below, 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!


Nestled in the Grove Cultural Campus of Lake Forest, the Music Institute of Chicago's Lake Forest Campus is a lovely setting to enjoy music education, concerts, and community fun.  We are just down the street from Deerfield High School, Northcroft Park, and the Heller Nature Center.  Join us and study with gifted teachers, attend music theory classes, participate in chamber music, explore different instruments, grow as a student, and meet fellow musicians.


Campus students come from Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Highland Park, Highwood, Lincolnshire, Vernon Hills, Buffalo Grove, Waukegan, Zion, Antioch, Gurnee, Bannockburn, Deerfield, Libertyville, Hoffman Estates, and other Lake County communities.


If you would like to make an appointment to meet with the campus director, please call 847.905.1500, ext. 191, or email Clem Leek.


Group Classes

  • Musikgarten (Early Childhood/Parent & Me) for babies, toddlers, and Pre-K
  • Musicianship - how to read and write music, ear training, sight singing, music exploration, and history
  • Chamber Music - a collaboration with colleagues while playing an independent part and exploring new repertoire
  • Roots & Rock - beginning and intermediate level classes in guitar, songwriting, and music production


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

Begins Tuesday, November 5 >>



Private Lessons

  • Strings: violin, viola, cello, harp
  • Woodwinds: flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon
  • Brass: trombone, french horn, tuba, euphonium
  • Percussion: drum kit, xylophone, timpani
  • Voice: classical, broadway/musical theater
  • Piano: classical, jazz
  • Guitar: classical, jazz, pop/rock
  • Suzuki: violin, cello, guitar, harp




40 East Old Mill Road

Lake Forest IL 60045

Front Desk: 847.905.1500, ext. 194

Campus Director: Clem Leek

Phone: 847.905.1500, ext. 191

Fax: 847.295.1341