1. The #1 music school for the ABRSM exam.
Upbeat Music prepares more students for the ABRSM exam than any other music school in Chicago. The comprehensive curriculum is the perfect challenge for ambitious students and we provide expert guidance in preparing students for the exam. In addition to providing high quality instruction, Upbeat Music has been repeatedly chosen to host the exams as one of the regional test sites by the ABRSM since 2009.
2. Learning to play an instrument is fun plus music education builds discipline, increases confidence & can even improve academic performance.
Studies have shown that students who learn music perform better in school. In fact, the number one undergraduate degree accepted into medical schools is music!
3. Piano, violin, guitar, bass, voice, and drum lessons + rock band classes in one location.
This saves our students time and money, as one family can take multiple instruments + rock band classes on the same day. Other studios offer multiple instruments, but we are the only one to offer music lessons in the area for all 6 of the most popular instruments: piano, violin, guitar, bass, voice, and drums.
4. The largest and most qualified teaching faculty in the Chinatown/Bridgeport area of Chicago.
We have 10 music teachers, all with university training (more than half have master’s degrees) and professional performance experience. Our music teachers are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you to achieve them. With at least two music teachers for the most popular instruments, we are confident that we have the right teacher to meet your music lesson needs. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and dedicated to teaching you the style of music that you want to learn in your music lesson.
5. Convenient music lesson times available seven days a week!
3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Mondays - Thursdays
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on Fridays
9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays & Sundays
6. A proven track record of excellence.
Read our testimonials to see what our students and parents are saying. Upbeat Music School has a proven track record of offering high quality music lessons in the Chinatown/Bridgeport area of Chicago since 2000. On our homepage you will find photos of our students with trophies won at competitions. Our full time mission is to teach music for a lifetime of enjoyment.
7. Safe drop off and pick up.
Our address is 3000 S. Wentworth but the entrance is on 30th St. at the end of the cul-de-sac. Your children go from your car directly into the school with no elevators, hallways, or stairways to use.
8. A comfortable waiting room for parents.
Instead of waiting in a music retail store showroom, our clients enjoy a professional waiting room with comfortable chairs, kids table, Wi-Fi, and magazines. We also provide large observation windows on every door so that you can watch your child's lesson while you wait. Or if you prefer you can sit in on their lesson anytime you like.
9. Fully stocked music lesson rooms.
Our rooms are stocked with everything you need for music lessons, including amps, stereos, full drum kits with pads, pianos and more. All you need to bring is your instrument.
10. Several performance opportunities.
Every June and December, our students have the option of performing in our all-school concerts. We also host in-school recitals periodically throughout the year. Students are not required to perform, but we encourage performance as an important part of a well rounded music education. Upbeat Music School students also provide music for various public events.
11. Professional office staff five days a week to serve you.
Our front desk staff is available to serve you in person, by phone, or email and it is our priority to make sure you are happy with your experience at Upbeat Music School.
12. Conveniently located.
Located between the restaurants and shopping of Chinatown and U.S. Cellular Field, Upbeat Music School is easily accessed from all areas of Chicago by car or public transportation. The #24 bus stops right in front of our school and there are red line stops at 22nd and 35th streets.
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piano, guitar, bass, violin, voice, drums, + rock band class.