Adult Music Lessons
@ New Music School



Please call New Music School at 312 612 1969 or fill out the More Info Form to the right after reviewing the information below.

  • Registration Period: Students can register at any time
  • After a teacher selection is made and a first lesson is given, adult lessons choose to either enroll in a several-week session of lessons or to prepay for a certain amount of lessons*.


New Music School offers adult students, those over the age of eighteen, private lessons on all instruments. Our faculty work individually with each adult student to identify the performance goals they have in mind. Whether your desire is to learn piano or oboe, New Music School provides top-notch beginning, continuing, and concert level lessons for our adult students. NMS's faculty work regularly with the adult who is just starting lessons to the collegiate student who would like summer lessons when they are in town. Additionally, NMS has a thriving adult program which allows adult students the comfort of knowing they are "not alone" in their learning experience.

In our Adult Program, students attend weekly private lessons, "Meet and Greet" Performances, monthly workshops, and Master Classes at their leisure.

Lessons are held at our school located at 900 N Michigan Ave Level 6 in Chicago, as well as in students homes and at satellite locations. In addition, all lesson programs are tailored to fit each student's needs, goals, and availability. These advantages allow our students to follow very viable and sustainable music learning paths, and they also make New Music School by far the most flexible option for music lessons in the entire Chicago area.

Rates for lessons vary based on instrument, location and other criteria, but a great number of them start at only $40 per half-hour session!

Registration Process

At New Music School, the priority is making sure the student/teacher relationship is sound. Once you are ready to start with lessons, NMS will set up one private lesson with a recommended teacher. If the relationship between you and the teacher is great, you will recieve an email with link to register for a multi-week session of lessons.

If there is not a perfect match, we would follow the same process with another teacher until the relationship is agreed on by both you and the teacher. We are confident there is a teacher for you.


To start with lessons, or to get more information, please call New Music School at 312 612 1969 or fill out the More Info Form to the right after reviewing the information above.

* This applies to adult students taking lessons outside of primetime hours (primetime hours are 3PM-9PM Monday thru Friday, and all-day Saturday and Sunday). 

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