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Youth Voice Program

Sing When Your Spirit Says Sing

Young folks sing and learn in a joyful music making environment! Children explore meaningful, simple melodies of folk music traditions from around the world. Our approach values singing, active music making, and musical discovery as children build an extraordinary foundation for musical literacy and further musical study in vocal or instrumental music. Through engaging singing games and music making, young voices train their ears and voices as they begin their path to fine musicianship. Learning to sing in tune and learning musical concepts through singing establishes deep musical understanding and confidence in a budding musician. With our teaching artists serving as exceptional vocal models, our Young Voices students learn solfege (do-re-mi…), melody, part singing, and harmony as they progress through the program. Classes are divided by age and unless otherwise noted, open to all.

For kids who love to sing, but may not be ready for private lessons, our Young Voices class is a great way to introduce 4-10 year-olds to healthy, relaxed singing!

Young Voices 4 & 5 years

Open to All

Saturday with Mallory Coakley

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($140 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Young Voices 6 - 8 years

Open to All

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $172 ($152 members)

Private Lesson Options

Our private lessons like our group classes run in 8-week sessions, however, you can begin private lessons during any week in the session. Please call our customer service folks at 773.728.6000 to register as private lesson availability is based upon individual teacher schedules.

Lessons are scheduled weekly, for 30, 45 or 60 minutes, and are available every day of the week at our Lincoln Square and Lincoln Park locations. Our experienced and professional faculty will work with you to develop an individualized program that helps you achieve your musical goals.

Stop in at either location or call the front desk at 773.728.6000 to register.

8-week Session Prices

$296 for 30 minutes ($286 for members)

$424 for 45 minutes ($409 for members)

$544 for 60 minutes ($524 for members)

Session & Registration Dates

8-week lessons: 04/25/2022 – 06/19/2022

Monday 03/21/22: Re-registration for current students begins

Tuesday 04/05/22: Transfer registration

Wednesday 04/06/22: Open registration

8-week lessons: 06/20/2022 – 08/14/2022

Monday 05/16/22: Re-registration for current students begins

Tuesday 05/31/22: Transfer registration

Wednesday 06/01/22: Open registration

8-week lessons: 08/29/2022 – 10/23/2022

Monday 07/11/22: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 07/25/22: Transfer registration

Wednesday 07/27/22: Open registration

8-week lessons: 10/24/2022 – 12/18/2022

Monday 09/19/22: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 10/03/22: Transfer registration

Wednesday 10/05/22: Open registration


Click for teacher profiles and schedules

Mike Brauer »
Voice, Piano, Recorder

Bill Brickey »
Guitar, Wiggleworms Program, Drummers, Voice for Guitarists

Liz Chidester »
Ukulele, Wiggleworms Program, Voice, Piano, Guitar, School Partnerships

Kathy Cowan »

Sandra Cross »

Sue Demel »
Songwriting, Voice

Bill Hohnke »
Voice, Piano

Zosia Holden »

Jackie Jasperson »
Voice, Piano

Kim Jones »

Meghan Kessel »
Piano, Voice

Lexie Levy »
Piano, Songwriting, Voice, Theory, Transcription

Elaine Moore »
Guitar, Voice

Renee Nanzer »
Double Play for Preschoolers, Piano, Voice

Julia Storke »
Piano, Voice, School Partnerships

Jacob Sweet »
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Songwriting, Ukulele

Rebecca Toon »
Voice, Guitar