Educating & Inspiring Exceptional Musicians
The McHenry County Music Center (MCMC) offers private instruction in orchestral instruments, piano, guitar, voice and musicianship at our facility in Crystal Lake. Seven private studios and one larger rehearsal room/classroom are available for lessons. Lessons may be offered for any instrument where we have potential students totaling at least three hours of instruction. Lessons may be scheduled during the day (for pre-school and home-school students and adults with flexible schedules), after school, and evenings.
Instruction uses either Suzuki or traditional pedagogy according to the age and development of the student. Suzuki instruction also includes weekly group classes. For further information on the Suzuki method visit the web site of Suzuki Assn. of the Americas.
Recitals are planned three times a year and all students are encouraged to participate in one or more recitals each year.
The private instruction program at The Center operates on a two-semester system closely following the school calendar. While most students begin lessons at the beginning of a semester, students may begin at any time there is an opening in the teacher/studio schedule. Tuition is prorated for students who begin after a term has begun. Click here to see the 2010-2011 calendar.
There is a summer term for private instruction. Enrollment is based on matching the teacher’s and student’s schedules.
The McHenry County Music Center is a full member of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts. Click here for a link to their web site. The site includes a listing of other member schools across the nation.