Music Creation Lab

Transform Your Musical Journey 


OPTION 1: Text "Creation Lab" to 630-986-8742

OPTION 2: Click here to sign up for a Trial Session!

Ready to Unleash Your Creativity? Discover the Music Creation Lab!

Discover the Music Creation Lab @ Clarendon Hills Music Academy, an innovative program designed to help you or your family members unlock their creative potential by combining their chosen instrument with cutting-edge music technology. Our expert curriculum guides students in mastering multi-track instrumental recordings using industry-standard software, while nurturing their songwriting abilities and fostering a lifelong passion for music. Watch you or family members confidence soar as they craft original musical masterpieces and share their talents with friends, family, and loved ones.

Is this Program a good fit? Find Out Who It's Designed For!

The Music Creation Lab is perfect for budding musicians ages 9 - Adult ready to take their skills to the next level, providing a fun and inspiring learning environment. Our personalized programs cater to piano, voice, guitar, drums, and bass enthusiasts, ensuring that each student receives a tailored and purpose-driven musical journey. No prior music knowledge? No problem! We're here to guide each student every step of the way, fostering a love for music and sparking their creative passion.

Top Advantages You'll Gain from the Music Creation Lab Experience

  • Equip you or your family member with invaluable knowledge of modern music technology, fostering a lifelong skill that enables endless creative expression and personal growth.
  • Foster a deep understanding of contemporary music tools, opening up new possibilities for you to explore and express your creativity throughout your life.
  • Ignite your passion for music and encourage your creativity with engaging, hands-on projects tailored to your skill level.
  • Empower yourself to explore various instruments and sounds using cutting-edge technology in the Music Creation Lab.
  • Nurture your songwriting abilities with simple, easy-to-understand techniques that will transform your musical ideas into reality.
  • Watch your confidence soar as you proudly share your original compositions with friends, family, and loved ones.



OPTION 1: Text "Creation Lab" to 630-986-8742

OPTION 2: Click here to sign up for a Trial Session!

Meet Your Instuctors

Evan bio (1)

Evan Graham Dunn has a Bachelor's Degree in Audio for Visual Media from Columbia College. When he isn’t teaching multiple instruments, songwriting, and music production, you can find him working out of his studio in Chicago producing and recording clients, mixing and scoring for commercials and film, or touring and gigging out in one of his multiple bands.

Along with his international success on BBC Radio and magazine coverage with his progressive rock band Alaya, Evan has charted on iTunes and Amazon while holding 4 songs in steady rotation on Sirius Radio’s “Coffee House” with his Folk Rock / Americana band “Edward & Graham”. Evan loves what he does, and can't wait to help you do the same by maintaining a light-hearted, down to earth and humorous approach in all of the courses and lessons he offers with CHMA.

derek bio


From an early age, Derek has been immersed in the world of music. He had the opportunity to study jazz piano under the tutelage of renowned pianist and Frank Sinatra's preferred Chicago pianist, Wellington Schiller. Derek continued his musical education at The Chicago Academy for the Arts. He embarked on a touring career with the national touring band, Phix, and performed alongside notable artists like Sugar Blue, John Kattke, John Kadlecik, Mer, and Chicago Radio DJ Kevin Matthews, among others.

After years on the road, Derek felt a strong desire to establish Clarendon Music Academy. Its mission is to offer innovative and contemporary music programs and lessons. Today, CHMA is successfully achieving that goal.