100% tuition-free. 100% life-changing.
Our Year in Review is here!
Learn about our dedication to providing access and the impact of tuition-free music education in our Year in Review.
We're not just teaching music.
We are teaching young minds how to think, how to problem solve, how to collaborate through music. We set high expectations for all students. We deliver a rigorous curriculum that demands musical and behavioral excellence. We root all of this in a strong culture of support.
One of the only music schools of its kind.
The People’s Music School is the largest completely tuition-free music school serving Chicago metropolitan area children, focusing on removing barriers to access for students who otherwise would not have the opportunity of intensive music instruction.
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Be a part of a community of young professionals advocating for accessible music education.
Volunteer with People’s!
Get to know our close-knit community by volunteering at a performance.
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Support intensive, accessible music education for students across Chicago.
year-over-year student retention
high school graduation
Studies show that excellence in music transfers to other parts of life.
Students who receive a music education are:
- 2x more likely to complete college
- 5x less likely to drop out of school
- 20% more likely to have gainful employment
- 45% more likely to vote
SOME OF OUR GENEROUS SUPPORTERS