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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.

Dramatic Debut (pre-drama):           Ages preK - 1st Grade                                 

Fall Session runs September 11th - December 13th. 

Mondays 3:00-3:45 PM.  Queen of Angels School.  Tuition: $235.00.

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            
Tuesdays, Wednesdays from  11:15 - 11:45 am     or                      
Tuesdays from 3:15 - 3:45 pm


Step into Piano - Kindergarten and 1st Grade

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.

Kindergarten - 1st Grade:


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!

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!

  • Note 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.

Step the Beat also works on building a strong practice routine which can be carried over into private lessons.

Preschool Ages 3+

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


  • Ear Training
  • Sight Reading

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

* Mornings on Thursdays and Fridays are also available if a minimum of      4 children are available. 

Tuition and Session Dates

Fall Session runs September 11th - November 17th

Tuition:  $200.00

Queen of angels preschool music classes



Step the Beat Music Fundamentals - Preschool Ages 3+

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:

Tuition and Session Dates

Fall Session runs September 14th - November 16th. 

Tuition:  $215.00