June 1, 2020 Email Broadcast


We hope everyone is doing well and staying safe.

We received direct communication from the state giving us permission to transition into 1-on-1 in-person music lessons.

That being said, it is up to the student and the teacher to make the decision to transition back into in-person lessons.

For that reason, we will always and forever offer a virtual option for students that want to transition on their own timeline.

For those who want to transition back into in-person lessons, we are tentatively shooting for the end of June or the beginning of July.  We are waiting for essential building materials to be delivered and training for staff.

Please understand that this timeline depends on the status of COVID-19 cases. We also must be mindful of following any guidelines alterations from the state. We reserve the right to transition back into virtual-only if the safety of students and staff has the potential to be compromised. The safety of our students and staff must come first.

  • We are going above and beyond to follow recommendations from the state.
  • Here are just a few safety enhancements in the works.
  • Large plexiglass dividers to ensure there is isolation between the student and teacher.
  • Implementing a scheduling system that decreases traffic in and out of the building.
  • Enhanced cleaning protocol in between lessons.
  • Masks will be required for teachers and students.
  • Signage to ensure social distancing.
  • Other facility enhancements and upgrades

These are just a few. We will be creating a dedicated webpage outlining the enhancements, policies, and protocols.

Just so we can get an idea of the families that are willing to transition into in-person and those who want to continue with virtual, please reply to this email and let us know.

Thank you so much for continuing to support CHMA during this time.

Derek & Becky
Clarendon Hills Music Academy

 March 15, 2020 Email Broadcast

Good Morning CHMA Community,

During this time of uncertainty, we want to prioritize the health and safety of our students, families, and teachers. In response to Governor Pritzker’s school closings, we have decided to make our lesson program available to you from the comfort and safety of your home by using Skype. Because of this virtual option, no lessons will be conducted from our physical location. This is effective starting Monday, March 16th until Spring Break, Sunday, March 29th.

After many tests and consulting with our colleagues in the music lesson industry, the Skype platform has proven to be the best for an interactive and comprehensive music lesson. There is a reason it has become an industry-standard in the digital age - you can even record your lesson for later reference.

We realize that with the disruption of sports and extracurricular activities, students need to be engaged more than ever. Because of this, we are also developing an “on-demand” music lesson content page to keep students busy during this downtime with extra material.

Your teacher will be contacting you directly to give you specific directions on how these lessons will be conducted, and to lend a hand if you need any help setting up Skype on your end. It is very quick and easy.

Please do not hesitate to contact us or your teacher directly with any questions. Again, we will keep our same Spring Break schedule the same and have no lessons the week of March 30 - April 5.

Stay safe and healthy!

Musically yours,

Derek and Becky Berg

Clarendon Hills Music Academy
Text or Call 630-986-8742

June 7, 2019 Email Broadcast


Well summer break is finally here. It is safe to say that our students were way less excited about snow days this last week 😀.

We wanted to invite you to check out our new summer programs. These project-based programs are really changing the musical education experience BIG TIME. We have programs for students 6 - Adults. We also customize each program for each students current level.
Derek & Becky Berg
If you love to sing and want the experience of recording in a professional recording studio, this 1-on-1 week long summer program may be exactly what you are looking for! During your week of recording sessions, you and your producer will dive into a creative experience that is unmatched! Together you will create your own professional sounding recordings complete with custom instrumental tracks designed to fit your voice and style. Each student leaves this life-changing experience with their very own audio recordings to share with friends and family. This program runs Monday - Thursday for an hour each day. Reply to this email to schedule your session.
Do you want to learn how to use powerful technology to create your own music from the ground up? If you are into creating beats, writing your own melodies, or simply interested in how the music industry creates music out of thin air, then Music Creation Laboratory Summer Program might be the perfect program for you! We will show you how to use cutting-edge software to create your own original instrumental or vocal-based music from the ground up. Even if you have never taken formal music lessons. This program runs Monday - Thursday for an hour each day. Reply to this email to schedule your session.
CHMA's 1-on-1 Summer Contemporary Music Lesson program strikes the perfect balance between mastery and creativity in a fun environment. We believe the perfect music lesson experience should simultaneously focus on building skills and incorporating the creative elements. Most importantly the student must have the power of choice when it comes to playing the music they LOVE. If you would like a fresh approach to piano, guitar, voice, ukulele, drums or bass, this program may be the perfect fit for you. Each lesson is conducted weekly. Reply to this email to schedule a time or ask any questions.

June 3, 2019 Email Broadcast



Congrats to everyone who performed in the show this weekend! If you did not perform this time around, we would love to invite you to participate in our winter show in December 2019.

As a reminder, lessons do continue throughout the summer as scheduled. We encourage everyone to periodically review our handbook for our calendar and policy updates https://clarendonhillsmusicacademy.com/handbook/

Attention Singers: Daisy Days Idol is Saturday, June 15th. Registrations will be accepted until Wednesday 6/12. Register here https://www.clarendonhillsmusicacademy.com/idol/

Derek and Becky Berg
Clarendon Hills Music Academy