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Musical Chairs Studio 

McPherson Elementary School in collaboration with aftercare. 

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Step the Beat Music Fundamentals 

Our unique group lesson "pre-requisite" to private lessons. Through our combined teaching experience of more than 50 years, the instructors of Musical Chairs have created an innovative introductory music class designed to build a strong music foundation prior to beginning private instrument instruction. Our 4 focuses are:

Note Reading, Rhythm Essentials, Ear Training, Sight Reading 

Once these basic skills are mastered separate from the instrument, children can move into specific instruments with confidence and significantly less frustration.

Step the Beat classes take place at McPherson school. Teachers will gather students just before dismissal from their classrooms and then head to the classroom together. After Step the Beat they will return to aftercare or they can be picked up by parents or guardians.

This class has three offerings. Note: If all students are also enrolled in extended care, start time may be adjusted slightly with prior approval from parents.

Tuesdays, 10:50 - 11:30 (PreK - half day morning students only) 

Tuesdays, 2:50 - 3:20  (Kindergarten - 1st Grade)

Wednesdays, 2:50 - 3:20 (Kindergarten - 1st Grade)

Thursdays, 2:50 - 3:20 (Preschool - PreK)

No classes on April 12 & 13, 14

*Make ups are not available for group classes if the student has to miss a class.* 

The Spring session will run March 22 - June 1

The tuition for Spring Step the Beat is $170.  

Students are expected to follow instructions from the teacher and be respectful at all times. Should discipline be an issue we will first reach out to parents. If a problem continues we may regretfully ask students to forfeit the remainder of the session to ensure quality of instruction for all students. 

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Musical Chairs Studio 2124 W Lawrence  Chicago, IL. 60625

email: tel: 773.609.4-MCS