Roots & Rock

Classes via Zoom

Classes will be taught via Zoom in an interactive style, with the intention to gradually incorporate a combination of remote and in-person teaching (for those who are interested). MIC will proceed with an abundance of caution, basing all decisions on the most current guidelines provided by the CDC and the governor.


Summer Roots & Rock classes begin on Tuesday, June 15, 2021.


 Spring 2021 Roots & Rock classes are under way. Please contact Guinevere Grimstad for more information about these classes.


Designed for anyone who has been inspired by music and wants to play, the Music Institute of Chicago’s Roots & Rock classes explore America’s great musical contributions across a broad landscape that includes rock, folk, blues, country, bluegrass, and more. Discover the common roots shared by this music, build a solid musical foundation, and make your own musical voice heard.


Beginning and intermediate level classes in GUITAR, UKULELE, and MUSIC PRODUCTION are led by some of the area’s most seasoned performers and teachers.  Eight-week sessions designed for those new to playing or those with modest experience dig into the rich history and culture behind the music while nurturing your own musical growth.  Participate on an ongoing basis and progress at the pace most comfortable for you.


The Music Institute of Chicago also offers private instruction in SONGWRITING.  If you are interested, please INQUIRE NOW >>


Roots & Rock classes offer a friendly and comfortable social backdrop as you build and expand your musical skills.  Make music and friends as your musicianship and confidence grow.  Each session culminates with cafe style performances at area venues.


Questions? Check out the FAQ or call 847.905.1500.

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