Music

Organization Name
Address
5851 N. Glenwood Ave. Unit 2, Chicago, IL
60660
Contact Person
Victor Sotelo
Phone Number
847-903-8679
Description

Performing ensembles are the string quartet (2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello), string trio, and the violin-cello duo. Styles range from classical and jazz to current pop songs. Available for weddings and special events.

Public Notes

Private cello lessons for children and adults.

Organization Name
Address
60610
Description

Online resource that lists events, classes, programs and other activities for Chicago area children and families. Use to find dance and art classes, coupons and deals, summer festivals, daycamps, sports and more.

Public Notes

Offers a Summer Camp Guide and Nanny and Babysitting Services.

Organization Name
Address
401 S. LaSalle, Suite 1600-J, Chicago, IL
60605
Contact Person
Lydia Penningroth, Marketing Associate
Phone Number
312-957-0000
Fax
773-303-1057
Categories
Description

Nonprofit orchestra of professional musicians dedicated to bringing the excitement and engagement of live music performances to audiences throughout metropolitan Chicago.  Symphonic and chamber concerts are held at Pick-Staiger Hall in Evanston, North Shore Center in Skokie, Harris Theater in downtown Chicago and City Winery in the West Loop.

Organization Name
Address
Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Avenue Evanston IL
60202
Contact Person
Karen Hawk
Phone Number
847-448-8250
Parent Organization
Description

Singing group for men and women age 55 and older. Practices are Fridays 10:30 a.m.- noon. Auditions every Friday at 12:00 p.m Meets at Levy Senior Center.

Organization Name
Contact Person
Gregg Skalinder
Phone Number
847-869-0223
Categories
Description

Since 1986 the men of Coriolis, an <em>a cappella</em> choral group, have sung independent of the mixed ensemble in a group that is now called CQ. The group primarily focuses on intricate jazz arrangements of popular Christmas classics.

Organization Name
Address
7654 Tripp Ave. Skokie IL
60076
Contact Person
Linda Kusel
Phone Number
847-933-0672
Description

A progressive series of arts enrichment classes for children ages 6 months to 13 years. Classes for younger children include songs, dance, language activities, finger plays, large and small motor skill exercises, rhythm activities, puppetry, pantomime and group games. For 5-13 year olds, classes include dance, cooking, Chinese, and ballroom dance.
Summer programs offer a variety of arts and cooking themes with several attendance choices.
Offers custom children’s birthday parties.

Organization Name
Address
Noyes Cultural Arts Center, Suite 213
927 Noyes Street, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Mike O’Mara, Founder and Director
Phone Number
773.329.3308
Description

Holistic, team-centered approach to musical and theatrical education. Private lessons, ensembles, classes and original productions at every level involve and reflect the students’ interests. Programs offered include private lessons in several instruments, musical theatre ensembles for children K-3, 4-7 and gr. 8-12, a choir for young adults aged 13-19, Tween choir, and more. Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/etcmusicschool

Organization Name
Address
2110 Warren St. Evanston, IL (main office)
60202
Contact Person
Gary Geiger, Artistic director
Phone Number
847-733-0814
Description

The Evanston Children’s Choir provides first-rate choral music education and performance opportunities for young people of all ages, ability levels and voice types, emphasizing multiculturalism, inclusion and accessibility, and musical excellence through positive reinforcement. Groups include the Concert Choir (advanced), Youth Chorale (beginner-intermediate), Family Choir (all ages and voice types, including adults), and Story Choir (elementary). All choirs practice at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., Studio 107, Evanston, IL 60201, 847-448-8620. Tuition starts at $215 per semester, but families in need pay only the portion of the tuition which they can afford, on an honors system basis. No family is turned away for inability to pay.

Organization Name
Address
P.O. Box 5108 Evanston, IL
60204
Contact Person
Reed Flygt, Director
Phone Number
847-404-1300
Categories
Description

Evanston Escola de Samba (EES) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring the spirit of samba to the Chicagoland area through education and performance of Brazilian music and dance.
It is the outreach initiative of the Orquestra de Samba. Offers workshops and residencies. Ongoing classes are held at the Music Institute of Chicago, Evanston campus.

Organization Name
Address
2601 Central Street, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Megan Bauer
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-372-8170
Description

Suzuki violin lessons for ages 3-adult. Certified in Suzuki books 1-7.

Group lessons offered at 1417 Hinman Avenue, Evanston IL (1st Congregational Church)

Organization Name
Address
PO Box 778, Evanston IL
60204
Contact Person
David Ellis, General Manager
Phone Number
847-864-8804
Fax
847-866-6513
Categories
Description

A highly accomplished, nonprofit, volunteer community orchestra. Annual programming includes 4 concerts and holiday benefit concert.

Concerts are held at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University.

Organization Name
Address
Everybody Move, Inc.
725 Pine St.
Winnetka, IL
60093
Contact Person
Celeste Cifala Roy
Phone Number
773-426-0002
Description

Parents, caregivers and children, ages 6 months to 4 years, participate in an hour-long class of creative movement, singing and dancing. Early childhood movement and music program features autoharp, scarves, balls, hoops, stories, puppets, instruments, and free play.  See this link for classes.

Organization Name
Address
709 Main Street, Evanston IL
60202
Phone Number
847-475-0855
Fax
847-475-0715
Description

A music retail store specializing in the selling and repair of guitars, amplifiers, mandolins, ukuleles and banjos. Offers one-on-one instruction in acoustic or electric guitar, bass, banjo and mandolin. Instruments may be rented.

Monday and Thursday: 12 PM to 8 PM ; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 12 PM to 6 PM ; Saturday: 10 Am to 6 PM ; Sunday: Closed

Organization Name
Address
1920 Central Avenue Evanston IL
60201
Contact Person
Jim Craig
Phone Number
847-475-0260
Categories
Description

Folk music store offering private lessons to children, age 8 and up, and adults in banjo, bodhran, ukuleles, dulcimer, fiddle, guitar, harmonica, mandolin, and tin whistle. Instruments, sales, rentals and repairs, “Chicago’s largest dealer of folk music books and recordings.”

Organization Name
Address
1427 Greenleaf St., Suite 101, Evanston, IL 60202
60202
Contact Person
Dileep Gangolli, Artistic Director
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-902-0733
Categories
Description

Professional-level private and group instruction, ensemble coaching, audition preparation, music education and training programs for clarinet, saxophone and flute to students of all ages and abilities.

Organization Name
Address
Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Donovan Mixon
Phone Number
847-217-5044
Description

Private music lessons for all levels. Specializing in music lessons for adults and seniors. Jazz and classical guitar, Ear Training for all instrumentalists and vocalists.

Description

ETHS Choirs sing Holiday music at the Lake Street Church of Evanston. Tickets are $10 purchased at the door only.

Organization Name
Address
430 Asbury Avenue, Evanston IL
60202
Contact Person
Arlen Hummel (local) Shannon or Rob Spengler (Chicago)
Phone Number
847-807-3731
Parent Organization
Description

Little Beans is a family café and an imaginative playspace for kids of all ages. Little Beans Playspace includes an imaginative village and age appropriate toys great for kids 0-6 years and an additional recreation based space for kids 5-12 years as well).Open play, camps, music gymnastic, dance, drumming and music classes, events, parties and workshops are all offered for children and adults.

Contact Person
Barbara Eckel, President
Phone Number
312-827-5673
Parent Organization
Description

Community-based group of opera lovers who meet to enjoy lectures, musical performances, special events, and each other’s company. In an environment dedicated to the art of opera, they learn about Lyric’s opera season and take advantage of numerous volunteer and leadership opportunities. Free ticket exchange among members.

Organization Name
Website Address
Address
1000 Grove St., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Sandra (Candy) Falcon for Men’s Residence
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-475-7400, ext. 214
Fax
847-475-7959
Description

Sports, fitness, and wellness programs for preschoolers through senior citizens. Offers daycare and after school enrichment programs, summer camps, tutoring, dance classes and music lessons, American Red Cross courses, swimming and a variety of sports programs. Active volunteer program.
Birthday party rentals.
Preschool/Daycare Child Care center, preschool music, swimming, kindergarten readiness
Youth/Teens trips, tutoring and mentoring, special programming
Summer Day Camps

Website Address
Address
878 Lyster Road, Highwood IL
60040
Contact Email
Phone Number
(847) 926-9898
Categories
Description

MYAC is a full-curriculum pre-college music school which has garnered a reputation among professional musicians and educators as a place for students to:

  • enjoy and nurture their passion for classical and jazz music
  • discover the joy of teamwork
  • develop a disciplined work ethic
  • become exceptional young musicians
  • perform the world’s finest music
  • participate in world-class competitions
  • study with master teachers
  • have fun and tour the world!

MYAC performs throughout the Chicago and Northshore area.

Organization Name
Address
1331 Monroe, Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Jill Greenman
Phone Number
847-869-9886
Description

Music classes for newborns through preschool and the adults who love them. Music Together® class is not a “music lesson.” It is not performance based, nor is it a model for musical perfection. It is a relaxed, playful, exploratory musical experience for both child and caregiver.

Organization Name
Address
Music Administration Building, Room 109
Contact Person
Natasha Lyashenko
Description

Sing a variety of classical and ethnic music from America and around the world while improving your singing voice. Special performances in winter and spring. Rehearsals start first week of teach new quarter (see calendar for specific days). All singers are welcome.
Tuition: $80 per quarter
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Address
1818 Hinman Avenue, Evanston IL
60208
Contact Person
Mary Beth Molenaar, Academy Director
Phone Number
847-467-2698
Fax
847-467-3999
Description

High-quality musical instruction with faculty from the Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University. Private and group lessons for children in piano and strings, and adult voice, chorus, and piano classes. Special Kindermusik classes for young children. Financial aid is available to make music study available for all children.

Organization Name
Address
Main Office:
1702 Sherman Avenue; Evanston, IL

Performance and Rental Space:
Nichols Concert Hall
1490 Chicago Avenue Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Mark George, President
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-905-1500
Fax
847-905-1502
Description

Offers concerts, private and group instruction in voice and all musical instruments for all ages and levels of ability at several locations. Community performing groups include Community Symphony, Chorale, New Horizons Band and several other string and voice ensembles for children, teens and senior adults. Financial aid available. Online registration at www.musicinstituteofchicago.org.

Summer Camps include Art of the Jazz Band, Musical Theater, Duo Piano Festival, Chamber Camp for Winds and Musikgarten classes for parent and young children together.

Organization Name
Address
516 4th Street, Wilmette, IL
60091-2829
Contact Person
Bridget McDonough, General Manager
Phone Number
847-920-5360
Fax
847-920-5358
Description

Professional not-for-profit music theater in Evanston, Illinois, founded in 1980, offering three annual main-stage productions at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson Street (at Sheridan Road), Evanston. All productions presented with large cast and full orchestra.
The company also presents concerts and outreach programs at schools, hospitals, nursing homes, civic organizations, festivals and other community events. Offers five one-week Summer Kids Workshops for students age 8 to 13.

Organization Name
Address
743 Custer Avenue, Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
Rick Ferguson, Artistic Director
Phone Number
847-866-6260
Fax
847-866-6260
Description

Offers group and private music instruction to preschoolers through retirees in piano, voice, violin/viola, cello, double bass, flute, clarinet, oboe, saxophone, guitar (all styles–acoustic and electric), electric bass, rock and blues (“Plugged In And Live”), Brazilian Choro (The Chicago Choro Club), chamber music, composition and Scratch Orchestra. Also hosts the Music On Madison concert series. Scholarships available.

Organization Name
Address
Norris University Center 1999 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL
60208-2509
Phone Number
847-467-7112
Parent Organization
Description

Inexpensive, non-degree classes and workshops for the general public in arts and crafts, social dance, music, photography, foreign language, yoga, massage, wines and beers, and other topics. Open to teens and adults. Classes offered four times a year, beginning in October, January, April, and July.
Mini Course Schedule

Organization Name
Contact Person
Bob Sullivan
Contact Email
Description

New group of beginning and advanced ukulele players from the Chicago area. Monthly meetings are on the first Sunday, 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Evanston Public Library. Each meeting will consist of learning a topic facilitated by one of the members, playing session and occasional guest speakers.

Organization Name
Address
1555 Sherman Ave. #315
Evanston IL
60201
Phone Number
847-432-2263
Categories
Description

The non-profit Northshore Concert Band has brought music to the Chicago metropolitan area since 1956. Performing up to 15 concerts a year and reaching over 20,000 people annually, the NCB’s season includes a four-concert subscription series held at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Northwestern University., educational outreach programs at area schools, summer concerts, and professional band festivals and conferences. They are deeply rooted in the concept of “community” and in encouraging involvement in music for people at all stages of life. Part of their mission is to foster and promote wind music and the adult band concept and to assist in the music education of young people. Northshore Concert Band’s engaging music education programs demonstrate to younger musicians that there are opportunities for them to play and enjoy their instruments their entire lives, regardless of whether they choose a musical vocation

Address
617 Noyes Street, Evanston, IL
60208-4165
Contact Person
Rachel Flanigan, Program Assistant
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-491-3026
Fax
847-467-1057
Parent Organization
Description

Intensive summer residential program for gifted high school students in journalism, music, theatre arts, film and video, forensics, and debate. Students gain practical college-level experience in their chosen field; interact closely with outstanding faculty; tackle new social and intellectual challenges; and experience campus life with other exceptional high school students. Attendees are called Cherubs.

Organization Name
Address
1716 Hovland Ct, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Gilo Logan, Executive Director
Phone Number
847-424-9677
Description

Organization devoted to enriching the quality of life of pre-adolescents and adolescents through academic, social and cultural programs. Tutoring, dance/drama classes, performances and programs available for schools or other institutions individual families.
Soul Experience is an arts-in-education enrichment program combining history, music, dance, composition, narration, and performance for 3rd through 12th grade students.

Organization Name
Address
1311 Sherman Place, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Bryan Resendiz, Director
Phone Number
847-864-7625
Description

Students receive private lessons in vocals, guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, saxophone and songwriting and are placed in a band/group with other students at similar skill levels; live performances take place throughout the year. A separate 12-week Adult Rocker program is offered.

Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 2pm – 8pm
Saturdays: 10am – 4pm

Public Notes

School of Rock Music is a performance – based rock music program for students from ages 7-18 and adults. There are 60 franchise locations in the U.S. and Mexico.

Address
4400 Greenwood St., Skokie, IL
60076
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-674-1500 ext. 2400
Fax
847 – 674-9201
Parent Organization
Description

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

Saturday: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sunday: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

This award winning facility houses a DCFS licensed preschool program, private music lessons, children’s theatre, dance classes, enrichment programs, culinary arts, visual arts classes, performing arts camps and is home to the Skokie Art Guild and Devonshire Community Playhouse.

Address
939 Hinman Ave., Evanston, IL
60202
Contact Person
The Rev. Jeannette DeFriest
Phone Number
(847) 475-3630
Fax
(847) 475-7932
Parent Organization
Description

After our patron, Saint Luke, we seek to proclaim the love and healing power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through our ministry and mission.

Worship Schedule
Wednesdays
10:00 am Said Eucharist (Lady Chapel)

Sundays
8:00 am Said Eucharist (Lady Chapel)
9:30 am Sung Eucharist (Great Hall)

Music Program: Performing/touring groups include the Choir of Men and Boys, the Girls Schola and the Saint Luke’s Singers. Contact Andrew Lewis, Choirmaster.

Parish House Office Hours
Monday 9:00 am–1:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am–1:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am–5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am–1:00 pm

Organization Name
Address
1305 Forest Ave., Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Jo Ann Verhoog
Phone Number
847-864-0030
Description

Verhoog Piano Institute is an intensive music program with a neuroscience focus. Students aged nine to 13 can participate in the intensive program, where up to four years of piano can be learned in only nine months. The second part of the program focuses on students of all ages who have brain damage, teaching them to think in new ways. Students play by ear, and also improvise music in the style of the composer they are studying

Organization Name
Address
927 Noyes St., Studio 218, Evanston, IL
60201
Contact Person
Fay Kaiser
Contact Email
Phone Number
847-864-0940
Description
Address
Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL
60625
Phone Number
773-728-6000
Parent Organization
Description

Music and movement program for children from 6 months to 3 years.  In each Wiggleworms® session, children sing, play finger games, do circle dances, and play rhythm instruments. Program is occasionally offered in French and Spanish.

Classes meet weekly for 45 min. at 7 locations:
Lincoln Square Lincoln Park Evanston Western Springs Glencoe Hyde Park Instituto Cervantes

Public Notes

Since 1985, the Old Town School of Folk Music’s celebrated early childhood music program has welcomed young children and their families to the world of music. Children sing, dance, learn finger plays and story songs, and explore rhythm instruments especially designed for little hands. For children newborn through four years, it’s the perfect time for these special experiences with the language of music.

Address
Youth Choral Theater of Chicago
P.O. Box 128
Wilmette, IL
60091
Contact Person
Talar Khosdeghian, Projects Manager
Phone Number
847-535-9873
Description

We are Chicago’s pre-eminent, most adventurous choral organization, dedicated to helping kids grades PreK-12 find their voice and make a difference in our world. We know that our world is really big. And the people who share it speak hundreds of languages and sing thousands of songs. By singing each other’s songs, we learn that, although we are different, we are all truly beautiful. And if we, the children of the world, learn to value all other children as beautiful people, we make our world a better place. This is what we believe. This is why we sing.

Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.

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