Music Lessons in Palatine, Illinois

Begin Your Journey as a Musician

At The Music Room, you’ll find a path for acquiring the skills and confidence to play the instrument of your choice. Located in historic downtown Palatine, we have everything you or your child needs to grow musical talent — a variety of instruments, accessories, sheet music, instruction and performance opportunities. Music lessons for kids and adults are available.

  • Guitar & Ukulele

    Guitar & Ukulele

    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.

  • 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.

  • Voice


    The vocal instrument is a complex living system and healthy technique is the key to lifelong enjoyment. Let our instructors guide you on your journey of expression and discovery.

  • Violin & Viola

    Violin & Viola

    From classic to contemporary pieces, our instructors will help you master the bowing and finger technique needed to excel at playing the violin or viola.

  • 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.

  • Drums & Percussion

    Drums & Percussion

    Learn to play the drum kit and other percussion instruments. Create fun and complex beats while developing healthy technique.

  • Woodwinds


    Develop a beautiful sound on the saxophone, clarinet, oboe or flute. Study the musical style of your choosing with our highly qualified woodwind instructors.

  • Brass


    Learn how to play the trumpet, cornet, tuba, trombone and more. Private brass lessons are a great supplement to school music programs. Study your favorite genre with your teacher.

  • Online Lessons

    Online Lessons

    The Music Room offers virtual music lessons. Learn to play the instrument of your choice, from anywhere!

Kids Music Lessons

The Music Room offers music lessons for kids of all ages through private instruction as well as group lessons.

Kids private music lessons offer children one-on-one instruction in voice and virtually every instrument. Private lessons meet weekly for 30 minutes or 60 minutes. Working with an instructor, the child explores and progresses their knowledge of the instrument, music theory and their ability to wrestle with and meet challenges.

A customized goal plan is prepared. Reserved private lesson times are offered Monday through Saturday. Time slots are selected during a pre-arranged, registration appointment. Flexible scheduling and recital opportunities are also available.

Kids Group Music Lessons

Kids group music classes meet for 10 weeks in one-hour sessions. Group lessons are a fun way for children to explore music within a small community of other children and with an instructor who knows how to connect them to the joy of music. It is a time and place for them to nurture their creativity and develop music skills.

Group lessons are a great way to supplement private or school music lessons. Registration can be facilitated online or at The Music Room in Palatine. Read more about group lessons for kids.

girl playing piano during kids music lesson

adult playing guitar in music lesson

Adult Music Lessons

Looking for something new or returning to something you love? The Music Room offers multi-level private and group classes for adults in an endless variety of instruments.

Musical training at any age reaps physical, mental and social benefits throughout a lifetime. Science and art combine when experiencing music training. Studies show that neural connections associated with creativity, decision-making and complex memory are strengthened in those receiving music training.

For private lessons, contact us to schedule an appointment. During this appointment we will work together to select your time and teacher.

Invest in a quality instrument. The Music Room staff can help you select an instrument that meets your needs and budget. Rental instruments are also available

Not sure if which instruction method is right for you? Schedule an appointment and we can go over all the details together.

Adult Group Lessons Take Your Music Ability Further

Whether you’re enrolling as a supplement to private lessons or as an alternative, group classes are a satisfying way to strengthen your musical abilities. Enjoy the camaraderie!

Adult group lessons meet weekly in one-hour sessions for the duration of each semester.

Cost and Payment Options




30 minute lessons are great for learning the basics and building a strong foundation.




Fit for both beginners & intermediate students who need more than 30 minutes.




Longer lessons, perfect for motivated, intermediate or advanced musicians.

Praise for The Music Room

  • My daughter took lessons at The Music Room for years. She tried a number of instruments over the years; violin, piano, and bass guitar. The Music Room’s team was unfailingly responsive and flexible whenever my daughter wanted to change instruments. I highly recommend The Music Room for rental and lessons. I felt like they really cared and they made working with them easy. Carol, Carley, and everyone else we interacted with was great. The Music Room taught my daughter a love of music without pressure or fuss.

    Rebecca F.
  • A great hometown music store!!! Not only do they have a wonderful selection of guitars, and amplifiers, but they also have orchestral instruments, sheet music, and lessons, all of which at very reasonable prices. The lessons there are friendly and helpful, not to mention fun. All together, I give this place an enthusiastic two thumbs up!

    Joel Roberts
  • Great place for an enthusiast, aspiring musicians, beginners or even just explorers. They offer variety of instruments and materials as well as personal lessons. They don’t have a huge selection of instruments as some of the competition but their staff makes up for that being very friendly and informative. Definitely recommend the place.

    Maulesh J.
  • Our youth have often struggled with more traditional forms of communication; at Lutherbrook we have found that the expressive therapies are invaluable in helping youth give voice to their experiences. We appreciate The Music Room’s generosity in helping us to expand these opportunities.

    Brent Diers
  • The Music Room is a mandatory store to shop if you are looking for great music lessons and good selection of instruments (rentals too!). Being a long time customer, I can say that TMR has been essential to the musical education of my kids (drums and piano). The staff and teachers are extremely knowledgeable and polite, and the atmosphere is hip and fun.This year I finally mustered the courage to start voice lessons, and now I am experiencing the “why did I take so long to do this” syndrome.

    Highly recommend!

    Marco Vidor
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