music classes, lessons and camps for babies, toddlers and big kids
Class Schedule

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Spring Session classes will be starting as scheduled online via Zoom. We plan to switch back into our regular classrooms, with our favorite teachers and our familiar classroom community as soon as possible! We've added an extra week of Spring Session for no extra charge for a total of 11 weeks. This should give us more time to meet in person when it's safe to do so.
 
We're also offering unlimited make-up classes during this session and access to a video vault of recorded classes that will be updated almost daily! Learn more here.
 
NOTE: During the check-out process, you are asked for a Second Choice class time, because classes are subject to change or cancellation unless we reach a minimum enrollment of 6 families. Super small classes are just not as much fun! After the first class, we're not able to offer refunds.
Private Lessons
SUMMER JAM & SWIM 2020
SUMMER JAM 2020
SUMMER JAM HALF DAY 2020
SPRING 2020
SUMMER 2020
Class Descriptions
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FREE TRIAL CLASS

We want you to see our classes in action! It's the best way to see how great they are! We save a spot in each of our currently running classes for anyone who would like to try it for FREE. Simply sign up here

Music Together® Mixed Age

This is the essential Music Together class, one that a child can attend from birth through age 5. More info here.

Tuition includes: 1 CD, 1 download of the songs and a songbook of the semester's collection of songs.
FALL, WINTER, SPRING (10 weeks) $225 | Family Discount for Siblings: 2nd child $145, 3rd child free.
SUMMER (6 weeks) $135 Family Discount for Siblings - 2nd child: $84, 3rd child: free.
*Infants under 8 months at the start of class may attend free with a registered sibling.

MUSIC TOGETHER Babies Only

A class for newborns through eight months. More info here

Tuition includes: 1 CD, 1 download of the songs, a songbook of the semester's collection of songs, and a Babies Class Family guide.

FALL, WINTER, SPRING (8 weeks) $168 | Family Discount for Siblings: 2nd child $126, 3rd child free.
MUSIC TOGETHER Generations

This is the essential Music Together class, one that a child can attend from birth through age 5, with the addition of Musical Grandfriends. This class is held at Covenant Home Senior Living center on Foster near California. More info here.

Tuition includes: 1 CD, 1 download of the songs and a songbook of the semester's collection of songs.
FALL, WINTER, SPRING (10 weeks) $225 | Family Discount for Siblings: 2nd child $145, 3rd child free.
SUMMER (6 weeks) $135 Family Discount for Siblings - 2nd child: $84, 3rd child: free.
*Infants under 8 months at the start of class may attend free with a registered sibling.

MUSIC TOGETHER con Español

This class offers the same format as a Mixed-Age Music Together class and will incorporate vocabulary and folk songs in the Spanish language. More information here.

Tuition includes: 1 CD, 1 download of the songs, a songbook of the semester's collection, make-up classes, as well as song translations in Spanish.

FALL, WINTER, SPRING (10 weeks) $225 | Family Discount for Siblings: 2nd child $145, 3rd child free.
SUMMER (6 weeks) $135 | Family Discount for Siblings: 2nd child $80, 3rd child free.
*Infants under 8 months at the start of class may attend free with a registered sibling.

PUEDO CANTAR!

This immersion-style class proves it by incorporating vocabulary through folk songs from Spanish-speaking countries and other fun musical activities. Learn more

FALL, WINTER, SPRING (10 weeks) $225 | Family Discount for Siblings: 2nd child $145, 3rd child free.

SUMMER (6 weeks) $135 Family Discount for Siblings - 2nd child: $84, 3rd child: free.
*Infants under 8 months at the start of class may attend free with a registered sibling.

SING FRENCH with Madame Julie

This immersion-style class proves it by incorporating vocabulary through French folk songs and other fun musical activities. Learn more here

Tuition includes song lyrics and translations of the songs being used in class.

FALL (12 weeks) $265 | Family Discount for Siblings: 2nd child $165, 3rd child free.
WINTER, SPRING (10 weeks) $225 | Family Discount for Siblings: 2nd child $145, 3rd child free.
SUMMER not offered.
*Infants under 8 months at the start of class may attend free with a registered sibling.
MEET THE KEYS

Building on what kids have learned in Music Together classes, 4 to 6-year-olds explore rhythm and pitch through playful activities that relate directly to the piano keyboard. Kids experience how music feels through creative movement and how it sounds by singing intervals in Solfege—do, re, mi, fa sol! The goal is to create a solid foundation that could transition into private instruction in any instrument.

8-weeks: $172 | Family Discount for Siblings: 2nd child $136

MEET THE UKULELE

This 45-minute group class for children ages 4 to 8 will teach your children proper playing position, how to tune their uke, and basic chords. Learn more here.

Tuition includes ukulele.

10 weeks: $225 | Family Discount for Siblings: $170 /child
MEET THE VIOLIN

This group class for children ages 3 to 6 introduces them to the violin with a playful method of learning that incorporates games, songs, and movement. They learn the parts of the violin and develop some basic skills that lead to a short performance at the end of the semester. The children will craft a box violin the first week of class and use wooden bows, so it is not necessary to purchase a violin. Children must be 3 years old by the first day of classes. Parental attendance is encouraged.

6-weeks: $130, Sibling rate: $108 each

MEET THE GUITAR

This is a group class for children, ages 3-6, that offers them a taste of the guitar through games, crafts, skill development and performance in a recital at the end of the semester. Children must be 3 years old by the first day of classes. Parental attendance is encouraged.

6-weeks: $130, Sibling rate: $108 each

HOLIDAY SING ALONG

After Thanksgiving we will be offering 3-week Holiday Sing Alongs with your favorite MMM teachers. We will celebrate the season with songs from holiday celebrations across the globe. Join us and fill in the gap between the fall and winter semesters. If you haven't taken class with us before, it's also a great time to try out a class before winter semester begins.

Tuition (3 weeks) $60 | Family Discount for Siblings - 2nd child: $40, 3rd child: free.

Piano Lessons - 30 minutes

Lessons are taught by experienced, highly trained professionals who are passionate about sharing their love for their instrument. Lessons are available every day of the week. Please sign-up for a free trial lesson to meet the teacher and ask any questions you have about learning an instrument.

Tuition: $34 / 30-minute lesson.

Piano Lessons - 45 minutes

Lessons are taught by experienced, highly trained professionals who are passionate about sharing their love for their instrument. Lessons are available every day of the week. Please sign-up for a free trial lesson to meet the teacher and ask any questions you have about learning an instrument.

Tuition: $50 / 45-minute lesson.

Guitar Lessons - 30 minutes

Suzuki and traditional lessons are taught by experienced, highly trained professionals who are passionate about sharing their love for their instrument. Lessons are available Tuesdays - Saturdays. Please sign-up for a free trial lesson to meet the teacher and ask any questions you have about learning an instrument.

Tuition: $34 / 30-minute lesson

Guitar Lessons - 45 minutes

Suzuki and traditional lessons are taught by experienced, highly trained professionals who are passionate about sharing their love for their instrument. Lessons are available Tuesdays - Saturdays. Please, sign-up for a free trial lesson to meet the teacher and ask any questions you have about learning an instrument.

Tuition: $50 / 45-minute lesson. 

Violin Lessons - 30 minutes

Suzuki and traditional lessons are taught by experienced, highly trained professionals who are passionate about sharing their love for their instrument. Lessons are available on Sundays and Mondays. Please, sign-up for a free trial lesson to meet the teacher and ask any questions you have about learning an instrument.

Tuition: $34 /30-minute lesson, plus one group class per month at $20 each.

Violin Lessons - 45 minutes

Suzuki and traditional lessons are taught by experienced, highly trained professionals who are passionate about sharing their love for their instrument. Lessons are available on Sundays and Mondays. Please sign-up for a free trial lesson to meet the teacher and ask any questions you have about learning an instrument.

Tuition: $50 / 45-minute lesson, plus one group class per month at $20 each.

GROUP VIOLIN CLASS

This monthly class is for students who are currently enrolled in private violin lessons. This is an important part of the Suzuki method, where students can learn from their peers in a supportive environment, while having fun! Students practice making music together and performing for each other, in addition to playing musical games that develop music theory and ear training concepts.

Voice Lessons - 30 minutes

Traditional lessons are taught by experienced, highly trained professionals who are passionate about sharing their love for their instrument. Lessons are available Mon, Wed, Thur, Sat and Sun. Please sign-up for a free trial lesson to meet the teacher and ask any questions you have about learning an instrument.

Tuition: $34 / 30-minute lesson.
 

Voice Lessons - 45 minutes

Traditional lessons are taught by experienced, highly trained professionals who are passionate about sharing their love for their instrument. Lessons are available Mon, Wed, Thur, Sat and Sun. Please sign-up for a free trial lesson to meet the teacher and ask any questions you have about learning an instrument.

Tuition: $50 / 45-minute lesson.

Summer Jam - Our Orchestra

Explore the world of symphonic music by being introduced to the four families of the orchestra: strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion. Summer Jam is an enriching, fun, educational experience that inspires a love of music in young children by giving them hands-on experiences with instruments. Each camp uses tonality, rhythm, and instruments as the building blocks of learning, while stimulating learning through all of the senses. Our teachers will foster a creative learning environment with singing, playing instruments, movement, and pictures or reading. Summer Jam campers will work cooperatively and discover their own unique talents, as they explore music through dance, books, games, art and more!

Tuition: 1 week $240 for half-days. $450 for full days
Sign up for more than one week of Summer Jam and save $25 per child

Summer Jam - Our World

Meet the sounds and rhythms of different continents and cultures, from Latin America and Europe, to Asia and Africa. Summer Jam is an enriching, fun, educational experience that inspires a love of music in young children by giving them hands-on experiences with instruments. Each camp uses tonality, rhythm, and instruments as the building blocks of learning, while stimulating learning through all of the senses. Our teachers will foster a creative learning environment with singing, playing instruments, movement, and pictures or reading. Summer Jam campers will work cooperatively and discover their own unique talents, as they explore music through dance, books, games, art and more!


Tuition: 1 week $240 for half-days. $450 for full days
Sign up for more than one week of Summer Jam and save $25 per child

Summer Jam - Our Nation

Meet the unique sounds of our own country when we visit different types of music from folk to musical theater, and jazz to rock and R&B. Summer Jam is an enriching, fun, educational experience that inspires a love of music in young children by giving them hands-on experiences with instruments. Each camp uses tonality, rhythm, and instruments as the building blocks of learning, while stimulating learning through all of the senses. Our teachers will foster a creative learning environment with singing, playing instruments, movement, and pictures or reading. Summer Jam campers will work cooperatively and discover their own unique talents, as they explore music through dance, books, games, art and more!


Tuition: 1 week $240 for half-days. $450 for full days
Sign up for more than one week of Summer Jam and save $25 per child

Summer Jam & Swim

We've combined our Summer Jam Camp with swimming at Edgewater Athletic Club. During this week-long full-day camp, kids ages 4-8 spend the first half of their day exploring music and after lunch it's into the pool! 

You can read more about the Summer Jam Camp here. Campers will spend almost 2 hours in the pool every day. The first half is spent receiving swim lessons from Edgewater Athletic Club's professional instructors and the second half is for fun and games. 

Camp runs M-F, 9am-3pm. Ask us about before and after care.  

Class Schedule
Location:
Day Time Class Start/End Dates Teacher Register

Swift Elementary School
5900 N Winthrop Ave.
Chicago, IL 60660
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Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 07/06/20 - 07/10/20 MMM STAFF Register
Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 07/13/20 - 07/17/20 MMM STAFF Register
Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 07/20/20 - 07/24/20 MMM STAFF Register
Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 07/27/20 - 07/31/20 MMM STAFF Register
Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 08/03/20 - 08/07/20 MMM STAFF Register
Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 08/10/20 - 08/14/20 MMM STAFF Register
Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 08/17/20 - 08/21/20 MMM STAFF Register

Trial violin lesson

Your free 15-minute trial lesson allows you to meet your teacher and ask any questions you may have about learning an instrument. We'll be in touch to schedule the lesson once you've signed up online. We look forward to talking with you soon!

Trial piano lesson

Your free 15-minute trial lesson allows you to meet your teacher and ask any questions you may have about learning an instrument. We'll be in touch to schedule the lesson once you've signed up online. We look forward to talking with you soon!

Trial guitar lesson

Your free 15-minute trial lesson allows you to meet your teacher and ask any questions you may have about learning an instrument. We'll be in touch to schedule the lesson once you've signed up online. We look forward to talking with you soon!

Trial drum lesson

Your free 15-minute trial lesson allows you to meet your teacher and ask any questions you may have about learning the drums. Ms. Kristen likes to teach piano along with the drums to introduce melodic percussion instruments into the mix. We'll be in touch to schedule the lesson once you've signed up online. We look forward to talking with you soon!

Trial voice lesson

Your free 15-minute trial lesson allows you to meet your teacher and ask any questions you may have about learning an instrument. We'll be in touch to schedule the lesson once you've signed up online. We look forward to talking with you soon!

MUSIC TOGETHER: Online

Make music together with teachers from Merry Music Makers as we take our popular classes online! Each week there will be one engaging, interactive music class from each teacher (6 total) posted for your viewing pleasure. When the grown-ups participate, the little ones have even more fun and are more engaged in learning! You can get a taste of our online classes by visiting Facebook.com/merrymusicmakers. These classes are recordings of our live classes on Zoom, which are about 30 mins long. To sign-up for a live Zoom class, please enroll in a regular class for Spring Session. You'll still have access to our class vault