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Music Education Centers of America’s melody makers spark musical discovery in students of all ages and experience levels with lessons in vocals, guitar, bass, drums, percussion, brass, woodwinds, and string instruments. Whether students are forming a rock band or composing a series of jingles for the local blacksmith, they can hone their talents under the guidance of established performers and educators. The center offers private lessons six days a week, tailoring times to customers’ schedules. Teachers help burgeoning musicians select instructional books to purchase, while seasoned artists may bring their own material and lists of potential stage aliases. In addition to lessons, MECA houses a full-service music store, stocking print music, accessories, guitars, and stray quarter notes seeking adoptive homes. Upright pianos, grands, Yamaha digital pianos and keyboards, and Lowrey organs are also available to be specially ordered. MECA also provides a variety of on-site rentals. The centers’ Fun Over 50 program offers lessons to seniors, offering grandparents an opportunity to develop their musical talents and bond with grandchildren by rapping over complex barbershop harmonies.

220 Randall Rd
South Elgin,
IL
US

One October day in 2013, a stay-at-home mom had a bright idea while sitting in her kitchen. She envisioned opening a space for creative play?a place where children could learn, explore, and socialize. In July 2014, she made that dream into a reality by opening Never Grow Up, a play center outfitted with plush toys, mural-decorated walls, and playhouses in which kids can pretend they're tackling household tasks like preparing an all-candy dinner. The center's caregivers lead story-time gatherings and guide kids through art projects, or parents can reserve the space for birthday parties.

594 Randall Road
South Elgin,
IL
US