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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
927 Noyes Street, Evanston, IL
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
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.
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.
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)
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.
725 Pine St.
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.
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
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
1702 Sherman Avenue; Evanston, IL
Performance and Rental Space:
Nichols Concert Hall
1490 Chicago Avenue Evanston, IL
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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 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.
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.
Monday – Thursday: 2pm – 8pm
Saturdays: 10am – 4pm
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.
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.
10:00 am Said Eucharist (Lady Chapel)
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
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
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
P.O. Box 128
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.