Resources

Links

  • 8notes.com : Free sheet music and supplemental lessons.
  • A440 Violin Shop : String instrument sales, rental & repair 2222 W. Roscoe, Chicago 773-348-4949
  • Allegro Music : Buy your sheet music and method books here
  • Chicago Pathways : The mission of the Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative is to identify and develop gifted and motivated orchestral students from underrepresented backgrounds for acceptance into a top-tier conservatory, college, or university classical music programs in preparation for careers as professional musicians.
  • Chicago Pathways Music Initiative
  • Chicago West Community Music Center : A community music program that serves Chicago's Westside by providing Suzuki instrument instruction in harp, strings, and piano, youth ensemble and orchestra for high school and college students.
  • Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra
  • Dallas Symphony Orchestra : Music, fun and games
  • Essential Music Practice : Practice charts for the advancing student
  • Evanston Band and Orchestra : 4125 Main Street Skokie, IL 60076 847.673.3812
  • G Major Music Theory : Free music theory worksheets
  • Gliga Violins, USA : Quality and affordable Violins, Violas, Cellos, Basses 626-578-0442
  • Hyde Park Symphony Orchestra : The Hyde Park Youth Symphony brings together diverse students from the south side of Chicago and beyond to provide a high-quality orchestral performance experience and education as a training ground for the next generation of performers, educators, and advocates of music and the arts.
  • Kagan & Gaines Music Company : violins, pianos, winds, brass & percussion 7655 W. Roosevelt Rd, Forest Park, 708-771-2152
  • Lift Music Fund : Their mission is to make achievement in music more accessible and equitable. Students ages 11-22 may apply for a microgrant that helps to offset expenses.
  • Michael J Murphy Scholarship : Apply for a scholarship to receive free music lessons.
  • Midwest String Rentals : Your source for renting violins, violas & cello. 30 E. Adams, Suite 1200, Chicago, 312-566-0429
  • MillerMusicStudioTV : Suzuki Piano Method Video - Beginning lessons for the beginner student
  • Music for Young Violinists
  • Music Notes : Sheet music for every style of music
  • Music Teachers of Hyde Park
  • MusicLink Foundation : Any child who has musical potential deserves the opportunity to nurture this talent to its full extent. Many children lack the chance to receive specialized music instruction due to financial need. The MusicLink® Foundation fills this need by linking these students with professional music teachers. The MusicLink Foundation's network of coordinators, teachers, and business partners is the vital link for creating musicians, one student at a time.
  • MusicTheory : A great interactive supplement to your theory lessons.
  • Orgel Piano Tuning and Service : Email: orgel@kopiano.com; 312-421-2340 in Chicago; 219-926-9619 in NW Indiana
  • Paul Wargaski Violins : String rentals 1800 W. North Ave, Suite 3R Chicago, 60622 (773) 426-7531
  • Pianoforte Chicago : 1335 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, 312-291-0000
  • Plum Grove : Rentals of string and band instruments
  • Practice Charts
  • Shar Music : order music, accessories, or instruments here
  • SheetMusicPlus : Sheet music for all instruments and styles of music
  • South Shore Swing Orchestra : The South Shore Swing Orchestra (SSSO) is an educational based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering youth through education in the performing arts. SSSO invites student musicians living on the south side of Chicago and already participating in music programs in Chicago Public Schools, the Chicago Park District, or area charter schools, an opportunity to experience learning, rehearsing, and performing music in a distinctive and timely ensemble experience.
  • Southwest Strings : order music books, accessories or instruments here
  • Sphinx Music
  • Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) : Detailed and helpful information about the founder and method of the Suzuki Method (Dr. Shinichi Suzuki).
  • Taylor Services Youth Organization : After School and Tutoring Program 5655 South University, 877-379-3616
  • The Protege PhilHarmonic : The Classical Symphony Orchestra & The Protégé Philharmonic Offer Artistic Excellence and Peerless High Quality Orchestral Training In A Challenging, Fun and Nurturing Environment!
  • The Violin Case : Online flash cards and printable scale sheets. Also merchandise and music.
  • Violin Basics
  • Violin Master Class : Tips and video references on violin playing
  • Virtual Sheet Music : downloadable Classical sheet music for all instruments and ensembles
  • Waddell Transportation : Transportation for children. 773-610-2045 or WaddellBT@aol.com
  • WeSchool Academy : A fully-supported approach to home-based learning. For homeschooling families, this organization comes alongside parents to assess each child's strengths and needs, to develop a team-based approach to bring the child along the educational journey.
  • William Harris Lee & Co. : String instruments and accessories. Located in the historic Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Ave, 5th Fl, Chicago. 800-447-4533.
  • Young Musicians : order music books or accessories for your instrument