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100% tuition-free. 100% life-changing.

The People's Music School on the Jennifer Hudson Show!

Natalie Butler, Dean of Learning and Teaching, and Nyle Taylor, Assistant Band Director, were recently on the Jennifer Hudson show, where they spoke about the importance of tuition-free music education. TPMS was awarded a surprise donation of $10,000.

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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Attend an upcoming event!

View our event schedule and join us at an upcoming community event or concert. 

Join our Associate Board!

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.

Make a donation!

Support intensive, accessible music education for students across Chicago.

OUR IMPACT

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RESEARCH-BASED BENEFITS

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

PERFORMANCE SPOTLIGHTS

FROM OUR BLOG

Ariel Garcia has been a part of The People’s Music School team since 2019. For years, he has been an integral part

At The People’s Music School, we know a thing or two about realizing big dreams. As we gear up for Big Night,

February is Black History Month! Learn about these visionary Black musicians and composers who have brought us the music we know and

“From the students, to the teachers, to the staff, everything you all do is so engaging, well planned, and creative... [The People's Music School] is such an inspiring organization to be around.”
Third Coast Percussion
Grammy Award-winning ensemble

SOME OF OUR GENEROUS SUPPORTERS

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