The Gift of Music Enriches our Lives!

Welcome to The Music Connection, Chicagoland’s premiere Music Conservatory. Over the last two decades, we’ve worked tirelessly to help countless students find and connect to their passions. 


We bring young children joy through music and song. Our high school seniors matriculate to some of the finest musical institutions in the country. Our adult students experience the joy of learning a new instrument or maintaining their skills. Above all else, we strive to bring our students quality education in a supportive and nurturing environment.

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The Music Connection’s teachers come from all over the world and are accomplished educators and performers. This means that they can teach their students in the most effective manner and have the real world experience needed to help students sustain success beyond their time at The Music Connection. They perform in many of the finest ensembles in the country; the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Opera Chicago, Chicago Chamber Orchestra, Illinois Philharmonic, Nashville Chamber Orchestra, Chicago Sinfonietta, and many chamber groups, touring rock bands and jazz groups.


During the Covid-19 outbreak, The Music Connection did not skip a beat. The studio had already developed a virtual infrastructure and implemented it seamlessly to continue providing the finest music education possible. All students have the option to enjoy in person lessons, virtual lessons or a combination of both, to suit their needs and preferences.

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Here’s Why The Music Connection is the Right Choice!

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  • Highly qualified, degreed, regularly performing teachers.
  • Certified Suzuki teachers for young students playing string instruments.
  • Choice of teachers to fit your child’s personality, learning style and ability.
  • Beginning to advanced students from age 4 years to adult.
  • Ability to schedule private lessons for multiple family members at the same time, reducing wait time and time spent driving to different lesson providers.
  • Student and faculty recitals multiple times a year for family and friends to enjoy.
  • Targeted preparation for music competitions, auditions, school concerts, and musical theater.
  • Office staff available to assist you with scheduling lessons and answering your questions.
  • Lessons offered in Orchestral, Band, and Rock Instruments.

About the Founder: 

Janet Kuester is the founder of The Music Connection and brings experience and quality to The Music Connection as a distinguished faculty member. She has taught violin and piano for more than 40 years and is a member of the Chicago Federation of Musicians, Suzuki Association of the Americas and the National Guild of Piano Teachers.

Mrs. Kuester received her music degree from DePaul University and is a certified Suzuki piano and violin teacher. She has performed with the Lake Forest Symphony, Schubert Woods String Quartet and the Waukegan, DePaul, Chicago Civic, Chicago Heights, Kankakee and Illinois Philharmonic Orchestras.

Mrs. Kuester’s goals as an instructor are to teach and encourage students in a learning environment, rich in positive motivation, that facilitates the joy of music and the development of each student’s music ability.