Join Ms. Downs this summer for Arts Camp! We'll be exploring different techniques and mediums including Acrylic Painting, Clay, Weaving, Watercolors, Embroidery and Spirography. There are two sessions of camp, 1st through 3rd grades and 4th through 6th grades. We will be Virtual unless social distancing allows in person meeting.  If in person is possible camp will take place at 2124 W. Lawrence Ave. 

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We are currently offering both Virtual and In-Person lessons.  Please visit registration pages for details.  

For details regarding our In-Person Studio Health and Safety Protocol, click here

 Summer Programs  are available for registration. Musical Chairs is offering In-Person lesson resuming July 14th in a socially distanced environment.  We will continue offering virtual opportunities for any client who prefers them. 

Music Programs ages 3 - 7

Early Childhood Group Classes

Our early childhood group classes - Step the Beat and Step into Piano - are held in our Lincoln Square studio space as well as part of after school programs at Queen of Angels School.  We also offer a "Build your own Class" option! If you have a minimum of 4 children and would like a class at our studio locations on a specific day time, we encourage you to Contact Us! We will do our best to accommodate your desired schedule.

A special drama program for our younger actors suited to their energy and imagination! In a games-based format, children will express themselves dramatically, using lots of props and costumes, and will exercise their acting skills. Activities are inspired from familiar contexts like poems, fairy tales, picture books, pop songs and show tunes and from the children's own inventive pretend play. They include miming, charades, team-building acting, improvised endings, and much more. The program for younger actors prepares them to participate successfully in the annual school musical production starting grade 2, or just to have fun expressing their dramatic flair. 

Location:  Queen of Angels School  4520 N Western Avenue                     
Mondays 3:00-3:45 PM     * There will be no class on Mondays, 1/20, 2/17, 3/23, 4/13 

Location: Queen of Angels School  4520 N Western Avenue            Tuesdays  11:30 am - 12:00 noon or  3:00 - 3:00 pm

Step into Piano is phase II in our early childhood music program. Ideally, children will have completed a year or two of Step the Beat prior to entering Step into Piano, but this is not required. With Step into Piano. we offer a group option for children to begin learning basic piano skills. Children will work with various tools to learn notes on the keyboard as well as the staff. They will practice using rhythm and begin learning to read music. Each class will have keyboard time where children work directly on the instrument. The benefit to this program is children learn basic piano skills in a more affordable (and often more fun) group setting. They emerge better prepared for private lessons in piano as well as other instruments.

Additional classes are available based on interest. A minimum of 4 students is required to create additional early childhood music classes in Chicago. Parents are welcome to collaborate with friends for a day and time that works for you and we'll provide the instructor!

Step the Beat Music Fundamentals - preschool ages 3+

Location: Musical Chairs Studio 2124 W Lawrence Avenue
Saturdays, 2:00 - 2:30 pm

Additional classes are available based on interest.  A minimum of 4 students is required to create a new class. Parents are welcome to collaborate with friends for a day and time that works for you and we'll provide the instructor!

Dramatic Debut (pre-drama) - PreK - 1st Grade

Location: Queen of Angels School  4520 N Western Avenue    
 Tuesdays, 3:15 - 3:45 and Thursdays, 3:15 - 3:45 pm  

Tuition and Session Dates

Winter Semester runs January 6th - May 18th.

Spring Performance on May 18th at 3:15

Tuition:  $355.00

Location: Musical Chairs Studio 2124 W Lawrence Avenue
Saturdays 2:30 - 3:00 pm

Tuition and Session Dates

Session runs March 24th - June 2nd. 

Tuition:  $220.00

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preschool music classes

Step into Piano - kindergarten and 1st Grade

Our unique group lesson "pre-requisite" to private lessons. Through our combined teaching experience of more than 50 years, the instructors of Musical Chairs have created an innovative introductory music class designed to build a strong music foundation prior to beginning private instrument instruction.  Our 4 areas of focus are:

* Note Reading  *  Ear Training  * Sight Reading  *  Rhythm Essentials

Once these basic skills are mastered separate from the instrument, children can move into specific instruments with more confidence and significantly less frustration.

Tuition and Session Dates

Session runs  March 24th - June 4th 

Tuition:  $245.00