2558 Green Bay Road, Highland Park, IL 60035
Voted “Best Business of Highland Park Award in the Musical Instruments & Teachers category for 2015” by the Highland Park Best Business Award Program
The Music Gallery Academy is the best music school in the Chicago area with an active enrollment of nearly 200 students and growing rapidly! Students drive as far away as Chicago, Gurnee, and Lake Zurich. We offer lessons for ages 6 to adult.
While you are here researching the best school for you, please consider the benefits of becoming a Music Gallery Academy student and find out why we are Highland Park’s number one choice for music lessons.
12 benefits of becoming a Music Gallery Academy student:
1. Guitar, Voice, Singing, Piano, Bass, Drums, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Kids Rock Band Classes, Adult Rock Band Classes and computers with internet access in ONE location!
We are the only school in Highland Park, Illinois that offers all of these popular instruments: Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Voice, Singing, Piano, Bass, Drum set, Mandolin, Ukulele and year round rock band classes in one location. We are also the only school in the Chicago area that has computers, printers, and internet access our teaching rooms to give you the BEST music lessons experience in Highland Park that no one else can offer.
2. The largest and most qualified teaching faculty in Highland Park.
We have 11 music teachers, all with either college training or professional performance experience. Our music teachers are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you to achieve them. We are confident that we have the right teacher to meet your music lesson needs. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and dedicated to teaching you the style of music that you want to learn in your music lesson.
3. A wide range of music lesson times available six days a week!
We offer music lessons six days a week from early in the day to late at night to accommodate your busy schedule.
12:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturdays.
Closed on Sundays.
4. A proven track record of excellence since 1974.
Visit our testimonial page to see what our students are saying. Every year, aspiring music teachers start their own studio, and a year or two later it’s closed. The Academy has a proven track record of offering quality music, guitar, voice, singing, piano, and drum lessons in Highland Park, Illinois year round. Our full time mission is teaching music lessons trusted by over 3,200 families for over forty years.
5. A comfortable parent’s lounge for our clients.
With two dedicated buildings for teaching we have the most spacious and parent friendly waiting area in Highland Park.
Along with looking around in our world known music retail showroom, our clients can enjoy a spacious, professional parent’s lounge with comfortable chairs, kids toys, Wi-Fi, magazines and bottled water service. We also provide large observation windows on every door so that you can watch your child’s lesson while you wait. Or if you prefer you can sit in on their lesson anytime you like.
6. The most technologically advanced and fully stocked music lesson rooms in Highland Park!
Our rooms are stocked with everything you need for music lessons, including amps, computers, printers, stereos, full drum kits with pads, keyboards, and more. All you need to bring is your instrument. We have spent thousands of dollars on our studio to offer comfortable music lessons and large observation windows.
Technology is also a big part of lessons at the Music Gallery Academy and we have installed computers, printers, and internet access. This allows students to have a modern and engaging lesson using music teaching apps, music software, mp3’s and more. Feel free to “Bring Your Own Device” to your lesson in addition to your instrument! No other school in Highland Park offers this technology.
One of the things that has really set us apart is our focus on providing lessons that are fresh, new, and engaging. There are so many great teaching apps out there now that we felt we had to update our teaching rooms with the computers. By doing so, our students have never run the risk of being bored by their lessons. It’s a challenge to engage children or adults, but by integrating technology such as teaching apps from the iTunes store, GarageBand, Reaper, you name it, we’re providing a cutting edge lesson experience in the Highland Park area.
7. Free music recitals at local venues on a stage!
Every parent just want to know how their child is doing and if they are really progressing. The best way for a parent to understand if their investment in lessons is really worth it, is to have their child participate in a recital.
In May and December many of our students choose to perform in our biannual recitals. We hold these at local venues with a stage and stage lights.
For our students these recitals are free and unlike many schools in Highland Park we do not charge recital participation or admission fees.
8. Early afternoon lesson times for homeschoolers, retirees, college students and working professionals.
Since we are a retail store known worldwide, we are able to be a ‘full service’ music school. This allows us to offer lessons as early as 12 p.m. and we see many students between the hours of 12 a.m.-3 p.m. If you are a homeschool parent, retiree, college student or working professional who has a flexible schedule, take advantage of our early afternoon lesson time.
9. Located on Green Bay Road on the border of Highland Park and Highwood.
Due to our location, our school is convenient to all areas of Highland Park and Highwood. Close to our school, you will find great shopping, dining and public transportation. We are located two blocks south of the Highwood Green Line Metra. Our location is convenient to and we have many students from Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Deerfield, Lincolnshire, Northbrook, Glencoe, and Winnetka.
10. Student Discount Cards.
We are the only music school in Highland Park that offers student discount cards for their students which saves them money all throughout the year.
The Music Gallery is known all over the world for the best guitars, basses, and amplifiers in the industry. We also sell music books, and accessories. All of our current students receive a student discount card that saves them money on all of their music supply needs.
Guitar repair is our specialty, and since 1974 we’ve maintained a full shop and in-house guitar repair department. We have the Midwest’s only Plek Machine.
We are an authorized Fender repair center and with two experienced technicians, we are capable of any repair, refinishing or customization any guitar could ever need.
No matter what is wrong with your guitar you can be sure it is safe with us!
12. Month to Month lessons.
The Academy does not require semester minimums for lessons. Every student here is on a month-to-month basis.
If you are ready to start, you have nothing to lose as we only want students who truly want to be here and we will not commit you to a long term contract.
It’s easy to take the next step:
Lessons are first come, first serve so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!
2558 Green Bay Rd. Highland Park, IL 60035
Near the corner of Green Bay Rd and IL-22 Half Day Rd. (Prairie Ave.)
Two blocks south of the Highwood Green Line Metra
Offering quality guitar, singing, bass, drum and piano lessons for Highland Park, Highwood, Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Deerfield, Lincolnshire, Northbrook, Glencoe, and Winnetka.
MGA Band: 5 O’Clock playing Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes at 2015 Pumpkin Fest
Offering quality lessons in:
Guitar, Piano, Drums, Voice, Bass, Ukulele, Banjo, Mandolin
Guitar, Bass, Drum, and Piano Lessons are $35 for per half hour.
Drum lessons with Mike Semerau are $45 per half hour.
We teach all styles of music: Rock, Blues, Jazz, Heavy Metal, Country, Folk, Finger style, Funk, Classical, Reggae and more!
Learn the songs you want to learn!
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