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Music Academy

The Music Academy at College of DuPage offers private music instruction for community members at two levels of study. Our instructors have experience, knowledge and passion to take your skills to the next level.

Learn the proper technique on the instrument of your choice and study music appropriate to your level of proficiency. Whatever your preference—Bach, Beethoven, the blues or simply the basics—the Music Academy has it all.

Music Academy lessons are non-credit. If you would like to earn a degree or certificate, visit the Music program of study page

Private Music Lessons

We are pleased to offer online and in-person private music lessons. Please note that not all instructors are offering in-person lessons at this time. Students participating in online lessons must have a computer or other media device equipped with a camera and microphone, and reliable internet access. Students or parents will need to provide a valid email address upon registering. If you are not a continuing student, please contact Brenda Large at largeb@cod.edu 

Music Quest

If you are looking to learn to play an instrument or are a casual musician who wants to explore your potential, you may wish to enroll in Music Quest. This program is for students of any age who would like to try something new and study music for fun. Private lessons are available on the following instruments: piano, voice, guitar and woodwind. Please inquire about additional instruments.

Lessons are available in 30 minute sessions and the schedule will be determined between the student and instructor.

$272 for a total of four (4) hours

Register by phone at (630) 942-2208

Music Masters

If you are a more serious musician who wants to be challenged and pushed to reach your maximum potential, then the Music Masters program is for you. Our faculty members ares some of the finest musicians in the Chicago metropolitan area and have performed in such distinguished venues as Carnegie Hall and The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Private lessons are available for the following instruments: cello, clarinet, double bass, flute, French horn, guitar, harp, jazz bass, oboe, percussion, piano and jazz piano, pipe organ, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, tuba, viola, violin and voice.

Lessons are available in 30 or 45 minute sessions and the schedule will be determined between the student and instructor.

$352 for a total of four (4) hours

Register by phone at (630) 942-2208

Contact Information

Continuing Education
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110
(630) 942-2208
Fax: (630) 942-3785
Email: CE@cod.edu