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During the current Corona Virus Crisis, Musical Chairs Studio has moved to a virtual environment.  

Visit our  Children's Classes and  Adults Page for more info

 Summer Programs  are available for registration. Musical Chairs is closely monitoring progress toward loosening of social distancing. We intend to continue offering virtual opportunities for any client who prefers them. We will also offer in-person classes if and when it is deemed safe and follow state guidelines to keep all of our community healthy.

Private lessons are scheduled at McPherson elementary school in collaboration with their after school programs or at one of our Lincoln Square Studios. Lessons are offered for Piano, Voice, Guitar, Ukulele, Flute, Violin and are customized to blend with the learning style of each student. Weekly lessons are 30, 45 or 60 minutes depending on student level and are available to children entering Kindergarten - 1st grade or older. Success with weekly private lessons is highly dependent on regular, consistent home practice.

Our unique group introduction to music class. Through our combined teaching experience of more than 50 years, the instructors of Musical Chairs have created an innovative music class designed to build a strong music foundation prior to beginning private instrument instruction.  Our 4 focuses are:      

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

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

Musical Chairs Studio - a licensed and insured CPS vendor - is proud to offer after school music enrichment at McPherson Elementary School to include PRIVATE LESSONS, STEP THE BEAT Music Fundamentals class - for Preschoolers and STEP INTO PIANO for Kindergarten through 1st grade, and GLEE Voice Ensemble  for 2nd through 5th grades.  Scroll below for program information and registration.  Also, check out our Children's Summer Camps and Classes in Lincoln Square.


GLEE is $240.  ​​

The session will run  March 20th - June 5th

​No class on April 10th

 Step the Beat is $220 

The Spring session will run March 17th - May 27th

No class on April 7th or 8th

Children will participate in weekly rehearsals led by professional voice instructors in the style of a Glee Club! Rehearsals will build skills in sight singing, vocal quality, performance-ship. Students will work on high energy, fun pieces like "Shake it Off" by Taylor Swift and "Can't Stop the Feeling" by Justin Timberlake and will arrange and choreograph a vocal performance. The session will culminate in a final Glee Show Performance.​

Fridays, 2:50 - 3:45


$30 - $40 per 30 minute lesson

*extended lessons available for more advanced students

​This class has two offerings:​
Tuesdays, 10:45 - 11:30        or       Wednesdays, 2:30 - 3:15

Tuesday class is open to morning and afternoon half day students.  Musical Chairs will pick up children from half day morning class and deliver children to half day afternoon class. Wednesday children are picked up from their classroom and taken to the cafeteria after class. ​​

Step into Piano - Kindergarten through 1st Grade

We will contact you for scheduling and regarding
​instructor availability.

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. 

Mondays  2:45 - 3:30 


Step into Piano is $240.  ​​

The session will run March 16th - June 1st

​No class on April 6th 

Private Instrument Lessons

Step the Beat Music Fundamentals - Preschool 3+ ages

Glee Club - Voice Ensemble - ​2nd through 5th grades

Music Enrichment

in Collaboration with McPherson School