Keyboard Summer Classes

The summer is a great time to try something new!  The Music Institute of Chicago has a wide range of summer classes for youth and adults.  Whether you are interested in trying a new instrument, or adding new skills, summer classes are a great way to make music and friends.


Six Week Summer Session

Begins: Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Ends:  Monday, July 29, 2019

Suzuki Piano Sampler (ages 3 1/2 - 6)

45 minutes • $150 • 6 weeks NO CLASSES:  July 1-7

Suzuki Samplers prepare young children and their families for participation in the Music Institute of Chicago’s Suzuki program. Parents will learn the fundamentals of Suzuki philosophy and how to set a strong foundation for success in the crucial beginning stages of a child’s musical journey. Children will explore musical concepts like rhythm, tone and pitch while simultaneously developing the muscle strength, coordination, focus and balance required for continued future instrumental study. Families who complete the Suzuki Samplers will be ready to begin private instruction in the fall semester.

Please note: Parent attendance is required for ALL Suzuki Sampler classes.


Monday          10:00 – 10:45 am  Winnetka            George Radosavljevic
Tuesday          4:00 – 4:45 pm     Winnetka            Kate Nir
Thursday         2:00 – 2:45 pm     Winnetka            George Radosavljevic  
Saturday         10:30 – 11:15 am  Evanston East     Jay Kolin
Saturday          1:00 – 1:45 pm    Winnetka            Kate Nir

Internship in Pipe Organ Building,
Maintenance & Restoration (ages 18 & up)

$250 for 15 days or $500 for 30 days
The Music Institute of Chicago presents the opportunity to get hands-on experience in organ building and restoration with a summer internship presented by Jeff Weiler, organ curator to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and restorer of the Nichols Concert Hall Skinner organ. Although knowledge of the keyboard is not mandatory, organists can become better players by learning the instrument from the inside out. Interns will gain a basic knowledge of organ components and their function, shop skills, and cleaning and restoration techniques. The ability to do careful handwork and some preliminary knowledge of common tools is required. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone who loves the pipe organ and would like to play a part in the instrument's future. This internship will take place on-site at various local organ installations and at Weiler's shop in the South Loop.      
TBA               TBD                various locations        Jeff Weiler

Contact Christine Aznavoorian at 847.905.1500, ext. 127