Chicago summer programs for kids

Chicago Summer Camp fun through Music and Theater Camps and Classes

Musical Chairs Studio in Collaboration with Borelli's Pizzeria is offering this 5- Star Chicago Summer Camp Lineup. Scroll down for more info. Programs include:

  • Weeklong Day Camps
  • Weekly Classes throughout the Summer
  • Private Lessons - see our Current Classes Tab for Private Lesson Registration
  • Our popular 8 - week Try an Instrument Program

​​​​​​Join us for an interactive and fun camp experience where children will be introduced to the performing arts through both music and theater. Choose from half or full day options. Extended care is available until 4pm daily. Our camp sessions will use the themes of Disney, Star Wars, historical figures and superheroes to explore the idea of heroes and what makes a hero - bravery, kindness, being a good friend. We will develop the concept that we can all be heroes to the people in our lives, community and world. Camps will encourage participation in an activity based setting where children will build self-confidence and freedom of expression. Days will begin with a music focus transitioning to theater in the afternoon. Click here to view a sample day. Each session will culminate in a performance and pizza party on Borelli Pizzeria's Roof Top Stage from 4:00 - 5:00 pm on the final day of camp.










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Summer Programs

Glee Club - Voice Ensemble

During the summer months, Try an Instrument offers eight weekly 30 minute lessons for children and adults ages 5 and older who are interested in trying a musical instrument. Lessons are offered for Piano, Voice, Guitar, Trumpet, Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Violin, Cello and Percussion. Students may choose to try one instrument for 8 weeks or a blend of several instruments. This is great program for students who are unsure of their musical interests as well as school band and orchestra students who want to keep up their skills during the summer!


  • Try an Instrument 8 week Summer session:  $250.00

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  • ​8 week package - $175.00  

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Step the Beat is our early childhood program for preschool ages. Children learn music fundamentals such as rhythm, note reading, ear training in a fun and age appropriate manner through games, movement, listening singing and instrument encounters.

  • Ages 4-6
  • Summer Session:  June 23 - August 11
  • Tuesdays 10:00 - 10:45 am


  • 8 week package - $150.00

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8 week package - $175.00 

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The following additional classes will run weekly over the summer between June 22 and August 14th

  • Group Guitar Class - grades 2nd through 5th    Tuition: $180.00
  • Theater Club - grades 2nd through 6th                Tuition:  $200.00
  • Chicago Youth Orchestra - String Ensemble
    • Young artists are required to have a working knowledge of their instrument and be able to efficiently read music.                                       Tuition:  $200.00

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. Session will culminate in a series of small skits and pizza party on Borelli Pizzeria's Roof Top Stage.

  • Ages: 4-6 
  • Summer Session:  June 25th - August 13th
  • Thursdays 10:00 - 11:00 am

Ages 5 - 9 - Choose from 3 week long sessions

  • June 22 - 26 - Disney Heroes 
  • July 13 - 17 - Star Wars Heroes
  • August 3 - 6 - Camper's choose - Historical or Super Heroes

Step the Beat

Step into Piano - Kindergarten and 1st Grade

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.

  • Ages: Entering Kindergarten and 2nd Grade
  • Summer Session:  June 23 - August 11
  • Tuesdays: 10:45 - 11:30am


  • 8 week package - $150.00 

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Music and Theater Day Camps (3 week long session)

Children ages 7-14 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. They will arrange and choreograph a vocal performance. The session will culminate in a final Glee Show Performance and Pizza Party on Borelli Pizzeria's Roof Top Stage during the final class.

  • Ages 8 - 14
  • Summer Session:  June 24th - August 12th
  • Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Music and Theater One-Week Day Camp (3 sessions - June 22-28,  July 13-17,  August 3-7)

Camp times:  

  • 8:45 - 9:00 am drop off
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm  - half day morning - Musical focus
  • 12:00pm - 3:00pm  - half day afternoon - Theater focus 
  • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - full day program - Combines morning and afternoon sessions
  • 3:00 - 4:00 pm - extended care
  • All campers should bring a healthy snack.  We are a nut free facility. Should one of our campers have a food allergy, parents will be asked to adjust their snacks accordingly. 

Tuition per week

  • Half day mornings  $200.00
  • Full day   $360.00
  • Extended care - 3 - 4 pm    $50.00
  • Sibling Discount 15% off above pricing

Coming Soon!  Please check back for these additional programs

Private Lessons and Try an Instrument

Musical Theater - Dramatic Debut 

Summer Theater

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