Begin Your Journey as a Musician


Yes, it’s true! Music makes you smarter and it’s good for reading and math…BUT… Many parents feel that getting their child started in private lessons as early as possible is the best choice. One of the most common questions we hear at our studio is “when should my child start playing an instrument?” I’ve had […]

Adult Students: The first step is to have a heart-to-heart with your teacher about your goals, expectations, and time. Do you want to learn to read music and play Beethoven? Or are you looking to learn some easy chords so you can play a few songs for your friends at your next party? Would you […]

One of the most common questions we hear is “when should my child start music lessons”? The best music classes will consider your child, your family, your goals, and the amount of time you have to commit. There are a lot of music lessons in Chicago, I hope this post helps you find the right […]

You’re probably asking yourself: What on earth does playing with a ball have to do with music???? Everything, for little ones! All kids love playing with balls, and it’s a great activity to do with baby to boost early learning. Kindermusik chime balls are brightly colored and have a little bell inside, so they make […]

by Rosie Hays, MA, MT-BC ​(Pictured here from a Kindermusik class in 2018!) Resilience, or our ability to cope and move through difficult times, is incredibly important to focus on as we continue getting through 2020. Building resilience is like building a muscle: it takes time and intention. I began to ponder the relationship between […]

by Jessica Solares, AFA, BM I’ve been teaching music lessons for 20 years. I’ve taught voice, violin, piano and Kindermusik (early childhood music), and have been running our studio along with my husband Luis since 2008. When COVID-19 turned everything upside down this year, needless to say I was not at all excited about the […]

2020 has been quite the year! So many hard things going on in our lives, and music shouldn’t be one of them! Here at Bucktown Music, we are just finishing up our winter virtual recitals, and of course there was so much work and effort put into practicing and perfecting the performance pieces. Now what?!? […]

The Hello Song is such an important part of our Kindermusik classes. We are often told by parents and caregivers that it is a child’s favorite song, and here’s why: it signals to your child that you are about to spend time together, 100% focused on each other. Quality one-on-one time of learning and exploring, […]

On Mother’s Day 10 years ago, I was pregnant with my daughter. I had no idea what was coming next…would I have an easy birth? Will my baby be OK? Will I be a good mother? It was an exciting (and a little bit scary!) time. I knew there would be lots of learning along […]