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

Fall/ Early Winter Class Term
August 27 - January 27

No classes September 3, December 24, December 31

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, Uilleann Pipes, Guitar, Bouzouki, Piano, Singing and Cello. 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.

  • SUNDAYS: CONCORDIA PLACE - 3300 N. WHIPPLE, CHICAGO

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

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


Sundays at Concordia Place (3300 N. Whipple, Chicago)

18 week term - $360
Private lessons are also available.

1-1:45pm

  • Beginning Irish Fiddle (ages 4-6)
  • Beginning Tin Whistle (ages 4-6)

1:45-2:30pm

  • Beginning Irish Fiddle (ages 7-11)
  • Beginning Tin Whistle (ages 7-11)

2:30-3:30pm

  • Beginning Irish Fiddle (ages 11-15)
  • Advanced Beginning Irish Fiddle (all ages)
  • Intermediate Irish Fiddle (all ages)
  • Beginning Tin Whistle (ages 11-15)

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

19 week term - $380
Private lessons are also available.

BEGINNING WHISTLE & FIDDLE OPTIONS

3:15-4:00pm

  • Beginning Tin Whistle (ages 3.5-5)
  • Beginning Irish Fiddle (ages 3.5-5)

4:00-4:45pm

  • Beginning Irish Fiddle (ages 5-10)
  • Beginning Tin Whistle (ages 5-10)

4:45-5:30pm

  • Advanced Beginning Irish Fiddle (ages 8-12)
  • Beginning Tin Whistle (ages 8-12)

6:00-6:45pm

  • Beginning Irish Fiddle (ages 4-6)
  • Beginning Tin Whistle (ages 5-10)

ADDITIONAL INSTRUMENT OPTIONS

4:00-5:00pm

  • Beginning Concertina

5:00-6:30pm

  • Beginning Irish Ensemble

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

18 week term - $360
Private lessons are also available.

4:15-5pm

  • Beginning Irish Fiddle (all ages)
  • Beginning Tin Whistle (all ages)

5-5:45pm

  • Beginning Irish Fiddle (all ages)
  • Beginning Tin Whistle (all ages)
  • Beginning Bodhran (all ages)

5:45-6:30pm

  • Beginning Irish Fiddle (all ages)
  • Beginning Tin Whistle (all ages)
  • Beginning Bodhran (all ages)

6:00-8:00PM (FOLLOWED BY FAMILY-FRIENDLY SESSION AT 8PM)

  • Intermediate Irish Performance Ensemble (19 week term - $475) - see link above for class description

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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