At Wayne's Keyboard Studio, the emphasis is on recreational music making as opposed to classical training. During social group classes, new musicians, including kids and adults, learn the songs that they actually want to play by picking up skills such as reading music. Students don't have to worry about bringing their own instruments, as the studio provides keyboards, pianos, and organs to tickle.
Chicago Savvy Tours’ knowledgeable guides unearth the Windy City’s gritty and occasionally hilarious history as they lead groups in and out of architectural landmarks during walking tours heralded by CBS Chicago as one of the city’s best. Tours wind past distinctive architectural works such as Adler and Sullivan's Auditorium building, the Mies van der Rohe–designed Federal Plaza, and the John Hancock building, named after the inventor of autographs. Year-round tour dates are available, with the heaviest rotation of times in the summer. Children are welcome, though like politics and prescription-drug ads, most of the content appeals to adults.
Guitar Chicago caters to music lovers of all ages by helping them achieve their melodic and rhythmic goals through relaxed, effective instrument instruction. Teachers schooled in myriad genres draw sound buckets from wells of music knowledge and performing experience in order to fortify the skills of both beginning musicians and experienced bards. Fledgling chord learners can take advantage of the school's in-house instruments for no additional charge, eliminating the risk of accidental busking when carting pianos on the bus. Ideal for hectic lifestyles, Guitar Chicago boasts flexible lesson times and easy online scheduling and is within walking distance of public transit.
Learning to play the piano takes time. But with constant access to OnlinePianist.com’s resources, players can tickle the ivories whenever it suits their schedule. The site combines tutorials for classic songs and current favorites, giving players the incentive to stick with their lessons as they master the choruses of artists such as Taylor Swift, Adele, or David Bowie.
Premium memberships allow pianists to slow down the tutorial to suit their speed or adjust hard key combinations to easier chord constructions. Premium membership also allows players to practice hard sections of their favorite songs on a loop. The site updates its selection with three new tutorials every week, ensuring that students always have fresh material so they don’t have to snoop for hidden concertos in Bach’s diary.