Join The People's Music School!

The People’s Music School offers high quality, tuition-free music education to school aged children in Chicago who would otherwise not be able to afford it.  Based on a student’s age, we offer classes in general music, instrumental studies, music theory, and a variety of ensembles. If you would like to be notified of registration information for the 2024-2025 school year, fill out this interest form. 



Attending an Open House is required in order to register your child for one of our programs.

To register your child for enrollment, please plan to attend the open house of the program site you are most interested in.

➤ Back of the Yards Open House 

May 13, 2024| 6:30pm | Lara Academy (4619 S. Wolcott Ave)

➤ Albany Park Open House

May 14, 2024 | 6:30pm | Hibbard Elementary (3244 W. Ainslie St)

➤ All-Program Open House

May 18, 2024 | 11am | Virtual 

➤ SLAM Open House 

May 18, 2023 | 4pm | 931 W. Eastwood Ave

➤ Uptown Academy Open House 

May 19, 2024 | 1pm | 931 W. Eastwood Ave

➤ Greater South Side Open House

May 20, 2024 | 6:30pm | Wendell Phillips Academy (244 E. Pershing Rd)


The People’s Music School Calendar runs from September to June. Our programs run after school Monday through Friday and on the weekend. Students enrolled in our programs will:

  • Attend after school classes 2 days a week for up to 4 hours
  • Participate in performances throughout the school year
  • Take part in engaging masterclasses with guest artists
  • Gain skills through participating in our intensive music program that will benefit them throughout their life.