Start your young traditional Irish musicians in the making on their musical journey with us! 

2019 Fall Class Term (August 26-November 10)

To register for classes, please fill out form at the bottom of this page.

We recommend group classes whenever possible to give students the experience of playing music with others as soon as possible.  Private and semi-private lessons are available as well.  Children as young as 5 years old can take lessons.  Students must bring their own instruments and a recording device to class to record their tunes to practice during the week.

Group classes will only run if 3 or more students are registered so please be sure to sign up below before showing up for class. 

Don't see the class you are looking for or need a different day or time?  Please contact us through the Contact page and let us know...we might be able to make something work! 

Press play for an example of a tin whistle class with the Irish Music School of Chicago.

Also keep in mind that private lessons also are available in Fiddle, Tin Whistle, Flute, Bodhrán, Guitar, Bouzouki, and Singing. For group class and private lesson rates, please visit our Policies and Rates page.

Class Locations

Our classes are taught at various locations across the Chicago area. Don't see a location or day that is convenient for you?  Please contact us and let us know.

  • mondays: irish american heritage center - 4626 N. knox, chicago

  • Wednesdays: Mrs. Murphy & son's Irish bistro - 3905 n. lincoln, chicago

  • THURSdays: irish american heritage center - 4626 N. knox, chicago

Mondays at the Irish American Heritage Center (4626 N. Knox, Chicago)

Private lessons are also available.


  • Beginning Fiddle


  • Advanced Beginner Fiddle


  • Beginning Tin Whistle (5-5:45PM)

  • Beginning Bodhran (5-5:45PM)

  • Advanced Beginner Fiddle


  • Advanced Beginner Fiddle


  • Irish Singing for Kids (ages 5-8)

    Finding Your Voice

    This course will explore the sounds and possibilities of the human voice as applied to Celtic singing. Posture, breathing, resonance, ornamentation and expression will be addressed. The classes will be ideal for singers at all levels of proficiency. Experienced singers will have an opportunity to expand their cache of sounds while beginners can discover new and exciting ways to use their voices. The classroom culture will be supportive of risk-taking, encouraging, and not intimidating. Hopefully, everyone will come away feeling they are better singers with new tools to apply to the craft of singing! 

Wednesdays at Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro (3905 N. Lincoln, Chicago)

Private lessons are also available.


  • Beginning Tin Whistle


  • Beginning Fiddle (5 week session starting October 9)


  • Intermediate Irish Performance Ensemble - This is an exciting opportunity for young musicians to really delve into traditional Irish music.  Participants must have good, basic experience with their chosen instruments however prior experience with playing traditional Irish music not necessary

Thursdays at the Irish American Heritage Center (4626 N. Knox, Chicago)

Private lessons are also available.


  • Beginning Fiddle


  • Beginning Fiddle

  • Beginning Bodhran

  • Beginning Tin Whistle (5-5:45pm)

Questions, ideas, concerns, need more information? Please use the Contact link above to send us a message or call 773-412-5082.

To sign up for a group kids class please fill in the information below.  We will confirm with you that the class will be running.  If it does not, we will give you some other options! 

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