Music Lessons Focused on the Music You Love!

Have the option to transition from a virtual experience to in-person lessons when the time is right for you 

most of our programs give you the option to transition from a virtual experience to a safe in-person experience when the time is right for you.

TRY THE ULTIMATE VIRTUAL ONLINE MUSIC LESSON EXPERIENCE.

Clarendon Hills Music Academy

Developing an extraordinary online virtual lesson program takes extensive planning and thought. A lesson studio must ask, "how do I keep a student engaged, focused, and entertained during the session?" Too often, music lesson providers simply turn on their Facetime Application and say we offer virtual lessons. This game plan can result in a poor virtual music lesson experience. When CHMA developed our virtual lesson program, it was important to have the right high-end production and lesson content. When you teach virtually, you have to completely change the teaching approach. The Clarendon Hills Music Academy is constantly enhancing our virtual experience. Each of our programs gives all of our students the option to transition from a virtual to a safe in-person lesson experience when the time is right for them.

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CHMA IS THE GREATEST PLACE TO TAKE LESSONS!
THE TEACHERS MAKE LEARNING AN INSTRUMENT FUN - AMANDA W.

INGREDIENTS TO AN IMPACTFUL VIRTUAL &
IN-PERSON MUSIC EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

FOCUS ON THE MUSIC YOU LOVE

The most common reason students lose interest in music lessons is a result of not having the freedom to choose the music they feel connected to. Why not take lessons that are focused on the music you LOVE?

LARGE STUDIOS THAT ALLOW FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING

In today's world, we need to allow space for our students to social distance. Many outside music lesson providers made the mistake of trying to maximize their profits by cramming too many studios into a limited space. Most of these smaller closet size studios do not provide students with the space needed to allow for social distancing. This is why we intentionally offer larger lesson spaces than most competitors.

OPEN DOOR POLICY FOR VIRTUAL & IN-PERSON LESSONS

Parents should always be given the option to observe their child's lessons. It is proven that results may increase with parental involvement.  

CREATIVE FOCUS

Students should be given the opportunity to explore the creative side of music most "traditional" lesson providers fail to explore. Having the experience of learning Improvisation, songwriting, style study and playing by ear can increase the level of engagement immensely.   

MUSICAL MASTERY

Since it is difficult to achieve mastery without the building of a music foundation, students shall take a deep dive into skill-building exercises and theory. This allows each student to play more complex and involved versions of the songs they love.

FUN FACTOR

Enjoying the process is huge when it comes to a student sticking with it! Striving to provide a lesson experience that is focused on having fun while simultaneously developing skills is the key to an engaging .

CUSTOMIZED LESSON PLANS

A one size lesson plan is not practical. Since each student has different tastes and learning styles, each lesson plan should be different. At CHMA each student benefits from a custom lesson plan that focuses on the interests of each individual student.

4 P's BEHIND AN OUTSTANDING MUSIC TEACHER

Proficiency, Passion, Professionalism, and Personality are the 4 pillars of any ourstanding music instructor. We are very focused on building a team of instructors that have all 4 of these qualities.  

PRIVATE MAKEUP LESSONS 

There is a growing trend in our industry of offering group makeup lessons instead of private makeup lessons. If a student cancels a lesson with 24-hour notice, they should have the opportunity to take a private makeup lesson.

FREE STUDENT SHOWS & VIRTUAL CONCERT SERIES

Hard working students should have the option to show off their efforts by giving them the option to perform two times a year. We also feel it is important not to charge a ticket fee for families to attend student shows.

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"The best part of CHMA is that the lessons are designed completely around the students’ preferences. For the most personalized lesson experience, whether it be traditional music lessons or producing a video with the Music Project Lab program that the academy offers, CHMA is the way to go." - Ben W.