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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.  

Singing Lessons | Music Gallery AcademySinging Lessons:

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 Lessons | Music Gallery AcademyDrum & 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.


Piano Lessons | Music Gallery AcademyPiano Lessons:

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.

 


Ukulele Lessons | Music Gallery AcademyUkulele Lessons:

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 Lessons | Music Gallery Academy 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.

 


Band Classes | Music Gallery AcademyMusic 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 Lessons | Music Gallery AcademySongwriting & 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!


     
 
 

Student Spotlight: Gen Nehrt

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 | Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Gen Nehrt | Music Gallery Academy

Congratulations to Music Gallery Academy student, Gen Nehrt! ☺

Gen was recently declared a top performer at the Uncommon Ground Open Mic in Chicago where she performed Lost Boy by Ruth B.

Gen demonstrated something we love to see in students. She sought performance opportunities and used the skills she learned here to gift others with her music. She faced the terror of pre-performance, the relief of adrenaline, and is experiencing the lasting confidence that follows vulnerability in a public space. Gen’s experience is especially remarkable to us because she just started playing the guitar within the past year. Within this short time of dedicated practice, her playing went from beginner to performing musician and she discovered the tenacity to overcome the crippling anxiety that sometimes accompanies pre-performance. 

Gen realized a valuable lesson of performance. She was secure enough to say to herself, “Even if I tank, it will be okay”

This reminds us that wrong notes are just steps closer to the right ones. We should all celebrate where we are and let our best efforts speak for themselves and trust that each performance serves to make us better performers over time.

Thanks to Gen for her ambition and congratulations to her success!