Music School Serving Northbrook, IL

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Our Mission

The Christopher Laughlin School of Music provides positive, memorable opportunities for students of all skill levels to explore their interest in music through a rewarding progression of discovery.

About Our School

Our Teachers

Our music instructors are skilled artists themselves and experienced teachers. They are committed to your success and growth. Teaching is a conduit for our amazing staff to pass on their passion for music and the arts.

Meet Our Teachers

Music Lessons

The Christopher Laughlin School of Music provides in-school and online lessons to children and adults of all ages. Private and group instruction is available. Music enriches our lives. Enrich your life: listen, learn, and perform. Your interest is the key. You must take the first step. Let our teachers be your guide.

Music Lessons

Lessons We Offer

Quality music lessons for people of all ages

  • Piano


    The piano is both approachable for young beginners and richly complex for advanced players, and is perfect for learning to read music and building a strong musical foundation.

  • Guitar


    One of the foundational instruments of contemporary music, our guitar instructors teach across genres and will equip you to play for yourself or as part of a group.

  • Voice


    The vocal instrument is a complex living system and healthy technique is the key to lifelong enjoyment. Study musical theater, pop music, opera, or anything that interests you.

  • Violin & Viola

    Violin & Viola

    Whether you want to learn the classics or contemporary pieces, our instructors will help you master the technique needed to excel at these captivating instruments.

  • Drums & Percussion

    Drums & Percussion

    The drum kit is an energetic instrument that cultivates precise rhythm and strong music fundamentals. Learn to create fun and complex beats while developing healthy technique.

  • Bass


    The low pitch of the bass guitar holds down the groove in almost all styles of music. Learn to play different styles and techniques.

  • Cello


    Cello lessons will help you to develop strong fundamentals and play without tension to create a clear and beautiful sound on this soulful instrument.

  • Online Lessons

    Online Lessons

    Christopher Laughlin School of Music offers virtual music lessons. Learn to play the instrument of your choice, from anywhere!

Music Lessons for All Ages & Skill Levels in Northbrook, Illinois!

The Christopher Laughlin School of Music offers the highest quality music lessons to students of all ages and levels. Started in 1996, our school has grown to accommodate hundreds of students in Northbrook and Chicago’s northern suburbs.

Our instructors are accomplished professionals who live the joy of music every day, and inspire their students to be creative and express themselves through music.

Our Music Programs:

We offer private lessons in guitar, piano, voice, violin, viola, cello, bass and drums. Lessons can be taken either in-school or online.

Additionally, we offer group piano lessons through our Yamaha Music Education System classes. This unique system develops musical skills using the principles of timely education, group lessons, emphasis on creativity.

Each lesson plan is created by your instructor and catered to your child’s specific needs.

Praise for The Christopher Laughlin School of Music

  • The teaching has been excellent and the staff are approachable and helpful. 

    An exceptional music school – thank you!

    Nina S.

  • I love my violin teacher!  She is the queen of patience and encouragement.

    Barb W.

  • My daughter’s piano teacher is great. She is talented technically meanwhile very patient /inspiring.

    Yun C.

  • Casey is a wonderful instructor. I’ve gotten so much out of only three lessons and I’m looking forward to continuing.


    Starbuck A.

  • Deanne is wonderful!

    Lauren N.

  • Weiwen is a fantastic piano teacher and we look forward to continuing lessons with her.

    Elaine H.

  • My son’s guitar teacher Andrew is terrific!

    Paula M.

  • Keith has done a fantastic job teaching my son. He has learned so much and his quality of playing and interest have increased significantly, since starting with Keith. He is also always thoughtful about communication with parents regarding his schedule. Thank you Keith!

    Kami G.

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