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During the current Corona Virus Crisis, Musical Chairs Studio is moving to a virtual environment.  All lessons and classes are now available Virtually.  For info, inquire here or visit our  Children's Classes and  Adults Pages

Summer Programs now available for registration. Virtual sessions will be offered should in person classes not be possible.  Visit us here

Instrument Rentals

  • Yom Kippur*
  • Thanksgiving weekend
  • Christmas Eve and Day
View our Parent Studio Manual - Policies, Programs and Procedures

Evanston Band and Orchestra
4819 N Main St. Skokie, IL                                            847.673.3812

  • New Year's Eve and Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day

Billing / Attendance Information and Policies:


Musical Chairs invoices on a 3 month basis. Students / families are welcome to pay by weekly or monthly installments if they wish. Payments for each month are due at the beginning of the month. The final payment for each session is due on the 1st day of the third billing month.


Instructors set aside a dedicated time for each student. When they do this, it means you are committed to the lessons both time and cost wise. To ensure reasonable progress for our students, we require that students regularly attend their lessons.

If you need to cancel a lesson, 24 hours notice is needed for the lesson to be eligible for a make up lesson. Your instructor will schedule this with you individually. If you opt to not have the make up lesson, you are still responsible for the cost of that lesson.

"No shows" and short notice cancelations are not eligible for make ups. However, we do understand when the infrequent last minute illness arises and will do our best to work with you.

Please note that many of our instructors have a wait list for students. It is not fair to the instructors to forego lesson fees from students who regularly cancel when other students are waiting and willing to commit to the entire semester. Musical Chairs prides itself in hiring the highest caliber of professional instructors. In order to maintain this level of instruction, we must provide teachers with predictable income. Our policy also serves to address this need.


Payment is accepted by several methods but we require an active credit card authorization on file with us for all students. Please return the Credit Authorization Form found below to the office at or have your teacher deliver it to us. Once the form is on file you may choose to pay by credit card auto pay, check to Musical Chairs Studio, Chase QuickPay or via Zelle.

The Chase QuickPay/Zelle destination address is

Chase does not assess a fee for the QuickPay services. For instructions on using the Chase QuickPay system, click here:  Chase QuickPay

Instrument Maintenance:

  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Rosh Hashana*


Musical Chairs Studio observes the following holidays.  Students will not be charged nor will they be expected to schedule a make up lesson for the holidays listed below:

A440 Violin Shop
2222 w Roscoe St
Chicago, IL. 60618

Client Resources

Piano Tuner
Carl Chadek ​- 773-531-2600

Mark Cappelli - 708.710.6652

*Please notify your instructor if you plan to miss lessons for either of these religious observances.
**Students are also encouraged to take one week of vacation during Spring Break and two weeks of vacation during the summer.

Dixon Strings
410 S Michigan Ave (also location on Ravenswood and Wilson)
Chicago, IL.   60605