Lake Forest


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.


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


Group Classes

  • Musikgarten (Early Childhood/Parent & Me) for babies, toddlers, and Pre-K
  • Group classes for beginners in guitar, piano, percussion, flute, violin, cello, harp
  • Musicianship - how to read and write music, ear training, sight singing, music exploration, and history
  • Reading Ensemble - a beginning orchestra for Grades 1-7 for string students


Private Lessons

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





40 East Old Mill Road

Lake Forest IL 60045

Front Desk: 847.905.1500, ext. 194

Campus Director: Zachariah Friesen

847.905.1500, ext. 191

Fax: 847.295.1341


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.