The Music Gallery Academy's priority is to identify and achieve each student's unique musical potential and provide the challenge, guidance, and inspiration to equip them for life-long enjoyment of music and learning through study, performance, and focus on the arts.
The Music Gallery Academy has been offering the best private lessons in the Chicago area since 1974. We aim to continue our forty-five year commitment to excellence and student success by offering personalized and professional instruction to students of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels.
Guitar Lessons with our instructors have helped countless guitarists of all ages and skill levels unlock the fretboard. Explore a variety of techniques and genres while learning simple to advanced music theory, improvisation, rhythmic studies, fretboard visualization, and more! Jam on your favorite tracks and discover the tools to make any guitar sing.
Our vocal coaches can help you discover the full potential of your voice in a comfortable and supportive environment with exercises specially designed to help develop your musical ear, breath support, tone production, and vocal control.
Drum & Percussion Lessons:
Our drum instructors teach rock, metal, jazz, funk, blues and many other styles. Drum language can be complex and our instructors will challenge any drummer with a wide variety of technical exercises designed to improve your speed and comfort while reinforcing the rudimentary concepts the give drummers great time, technique, and control.
Our piano teachers help students understand the language of music with a method that is practical and accessible to absolute beginners and experienced musicians alike. Our piano lessons cover sight-reading, music theory, rhythm, technique, ear training and more. Lessons are tailored to each students ability and style preference.
The Ukulele is a school favorite for entry level children through adults. The ukulele can be as beautiful and interesting as any other instrument, but its small size and soft strings make it the ideal choice for delicate hands. The chord shapes learned on the ukulele transfer easily to the guitar, making it an excellent option for young aspiring guitarists.
Bass Guitar Lessons:
Our bass instructors have helped many students construct strong bass lines, develop a great sound, and relax into a groove. We cover styles and techniques from Larry Graham's funky thumb to Paul McCartney's melodic walk. The Bass Guitar lessons also cover slap bass, fretless bass, rhythm and groove, music theory, technique and reading.
Music Gallery Band Classes:
Have you always wanted to play in a band? Music Gallery Academy lets you live that dream in the Band Classes where you'll learn to play with others, organize rehearsals, and perform on stage!
Songwriting & Music Technology Courses:
Learn fundamental composition skills with score writing software and recording technology with songwriting lessons or music technology courses. Make beats, cut samples, arrange melody, harmony, rhythm, lyrics, and structure to create a sound that is uniquely and totally you!
Here are a couple of interesting facts about music that I found on Do Something.org
1. Children who study music tend to have larger vocabularies and more advanced reading skills than their peers who do not participate in music lessons.
2. Children with learning disabilities or dyslexia who tend to lose focus with more noise could benefit greatly from music lessons.
3. Music programs are constantly in danger of being cut from shrinking school budgets even though they're proven to improve academics.
4. Children who study a musical instrument are more likely to excel in all of their studies, work better in teams, have enhanced critical thinking skills, stay in school, and pursue further education.
5. In the past, secondary students who participated in a music group at school reported the lowest lifetime and current use of all substances (tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs).
6. Schools with music programs have an estimated 90.2% graduation rate and 93.9% attendance rate compared to schools without music education, which average 72.9% graduation and 84.9% attendance.
7. Regardless of socioeconomic status or school district, students (3rd graders) who participate in high-quality music programs score higher on reading and spelling tests.
8. A Stanford study shows that music engages areas of the brain which are involved with paying attention, making predictions and updating events in our memory.
9. Much like expert technical skills, mastery in arts and humanities is closely correlated to a greater understanding of language components.
10. Young children who take music lessons show different brain development and improved memory over the course of a year, compared to children who do not receive musical training.