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West Rogers Park: 2925-2927 W. Devon Chicago, Il 60659
Humboldt Park: 1018 N. California Chicago, Il 60622
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Start Your Child on the Path to Performing Arts Success at Darwin!

Classes start Tuesday, September 3rd 2019
Classes continue through the end of the School Year in June 2020.
Registration Ends October 1st!


What Music House Offers at Darwin: 

Take as many as 5 performing arts classes a week!

Choose classes for your child based on after care needs and program interests.    

  • After School Classes: 3:00-6:00pm at Darwin - 
    • Mondays & Wednesdays: Dance + Art 
      • 3:00-3:15-  Snack + Bathroom 
      • 3:15-4:15- Class #1 - Dance (Ballet, Hip Hop, or Latin Partner Dance) 
      • 4:15-4:30- Free Time, Break, Games, and Bathroom
      • 4:30-5:30- Class #2- Art (students will complete week or half-week projects based on themes) 
      • 5:30-6:00-  Free Time, Homework, Games + Reading   
    • Tuesdays & Thursdays: Violin + Art 
      • 3:00-3:15-  Snack + Bathroom 
      • 3:15-4:15- Class #1- Violin
      • 4:15-4:30- Free Time, Break, Games, and Bathroom
      • 4:30-5:30- Class #2- Art (students will complete week or half-week projects based on themes) 
      • 5:30-6:00-  Free Time, Homework, Games + Reading   
    • Fridays: Performing Arts Jamboree
      • 3:00-3:15-  Snack + Bathroom 
      • 3:15-4:00- Every week teachers will provide performing arts programming that varies to keep engagement high!  Lessons draw from: Music and Movement, Musical Theater + Acting, Piano and Keyboard, ukulele, and more!  

Class Descriptions: All Classes Conclude with a Concert in Winter and Spring to showcase everything students have learned in 2019-2020! 


Pre-Twinkle  + Beginning Violin:  Pre-Twinkle starts in Pre-K (ages 3-4) and Beginning Violin starts in kindergarten.  Students in Pre-Twinkle will begin with a box-violin and lots of singing games to help students with position, new rhythms, and ear training to get ready for their graduation to a real instrument in the Winter/Spring.  Students in Pre-Twinkle will work on the same concepts as in Beginning Violin, however, at a more age-appropriate pace.  

Beginning Violin starts in Kindergarten.  Classes are based on a Suzuki approach, which focuses on ear training, technique, parent involvement.  We introduce repertoire that incorporates games, singing, and movement activities to help students acclimate to their instrument. Students will learn at least 10 songs by the end of the year.  


DANCE:  Dance Curriculum at Darwin for the 2019-2020 school year will be broken up into 3 units:  Hip Hop CReative Movement, Ballet Foundations, and Partner Dance. Pre Ballet provides young dancers an introductory class in the French terms and movements of a ballet dancer. Students will learn the distinct positions of the feet and movement of the arms based upon traditional ballet technique. Posture and balance teach young dancers the build blocks of ballet while providing a fun challenge for new learners.  Beginning Hip Hop class offers young dancers an introduction of the technique and rhythm of hip hop training. Dancers will begin each class with a guided warm up to help strengthen their bodies and increase flexibility. Hip Hop I guides students through a series of foundational skills that set dancers up for more advanced learning in the future. Young dancers will learn to slide, bounce and roll developing an understanding of musical timing and dynamics in their body.  Latin Partner Dance focuses on learning steps of Salsa, Bachata, cha-cha, merengue, mambo, and more.  Students will learn to collaborate with classmates and learn lead + follow technique. 

Learn How to Help Your Child at Home with our “At-Home-Teacher Training Series - for parents of enrolled students only.  


Why learn from Music House? 

We teach music in a similar way that one might learn a language: through immersion. Our research based and data-driven curriculum helps students to excel not only in music but in other academic subjects since they are getting practice and reinforcement in communication skills. Listening, respect and sensitivity towards an instrument, mimicking, improvising, positive reinforcement, pride in achievements, goal-oriented discipline, and expectation of parent support are all pillars of our curriculum that help a student to excel with music and beyond! Music House instructors believe in making learning fun and engaging through educational games that motivate young musicians! We also believe every child can learn and we work hard to make sure every child does learn. Most importantly, Music House prioritizes the s­­afety of your child at all times. We are passionate about our curriculum! Want to know more? Email us or give us a call! 




  • When: all classes happen after school at Darwin. Times below: 
    • Dance: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:15-4:15 
      • Add Art! Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00pm
    • Violin: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:15-4:15 
      • Add Art! Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-6:00pm
    • Add Friday Jamboree: Friday 3:00- 4:00 
  • Begins: Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019
  • Ages: Pre-K thru 1st grade 

Tuition: 

    • Best Deal:  4 Days a week, 3:00-6:00* and Friday 3:00-4:00: 4 Performing Arts Classes a Week: $375/Month  
    • Only DanceMondays and Wednesdays, 3:00-4:15:  $135/ Month
      • Extend care til 6:00pm on Mondays and Wednesday by adding Art: $250/month
    • Only Violin: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:00-4:15: $135/month 
      • Extend care til 6:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays by adding Art: $250/month
    • Dance + Violin: Monday- Thursday, 3:00-4:15: $250/month
      • Extend care til 6:00pm on M-Th by adding Art: $350/month
    • Friday Jamboree: When enrolled in M-Th programming: add Friday Jamboree for $35/month.  *Friday Jamboree ends at 4:00pm.  
  • Class Fees:
    • $30 Materials fee at registration (covers curriculum book, sponges and rosins, performance costumes, and supplies throughout the year)- one time fee at registration
    • $15 Registration fee- one time fee at registration
    • Own your instrument? While registering, please say “I own my instrument” in the Comments/Additional Info section, and we’ll take rental off your monthly payments.

When you register, you will enter your credit card information into our secure, PCI compliant system. Tuition and rental fees are charged on the first of each month. This is an equal monthly tuition, which means that the price stays the same regardless of the number of classes in the month. This is based on a yearly tuition fee, split up into 10 equal payments because we like to keep things simple! First month fees will include a $15 registration fee and $30-$50 materials fee (includes curriculum books, performance costumes, and all necessary class materials, repertoire, and supplies for successful classes and performances) and will be charged on the day you register. 


Register by the week of September 3rd to have your instrument delivered on the first week of classes (September 4th for instrumental music). If you register after September 15th, you will have to arrange for an instrument rental pickup at one of our studio locations (2925 W. Devon in West Rogers Park or 1018 N. California in Humboldt Park) by calling our office at 773-761-3770 or emailing info@musichouseinc.com.