Member Monday: Merit School of Music
Merit School of Music: The
West Loop Gem You Wish You Knew About Sooner
is a community music school based in the West Loop (at the corner of Peoria and
Monroe) that serves over 4,000 kids,
hailing from 145 zip codes, and 30 partner sites throughout the
city. They offer private lessons and group classes for all band
and string instruments, as well as guitar, voice, and piano. Children of all
ages and experience levels are welcome!
You can do anything through music. Hundreds of Merit students have
gone on to successful careers in music performance, playing in the world’s top
orchestras or forming bands like The JuJu Exchange and Whitney. But, more
importantly, nearly all Merit students go to college, with 50% studying music
and the other half pursuing everything from engineering to global health.2. Play early.
Play often. Read
more about Merit’s awesome early childhood program, the first step in their
continuum of programming.3. Every child has the right to an excellent
music education. Merit
was founded in 1979 when CPS slashed arts funding. Almost 40 years later, the
Merit model – removing barriers to music education – still provides
opportunities for children of all backgrounds to receive a STEAM education.
How can you get involved with
your kids! Registration is open until September 22.
Classes start September 29.2. Register
Merit just launched an Adult Ukulele
Club for ages 21+ (hint hint…).3. Attend
Performances are always free and open to the public.4. Follow
them on social or join their email list.