What should I expect from private flute lessons at Northside Music Academy?

The flute instructors at Northside Music Academy will create a personalized program based on each student’s developmental stage, personal characteristics, and goals. The program will cover elements of proper technique, music notation and theory, aural skills, sight-reading, exposure to various music styles such as classical and jazz.

What levels do you teach?


Northside Music Academy offers private flute lessons to students of all abilities. Our instructors are experienced at teaching students from beginners to advanced.

Who are the teachers? 


All of the flute teachers at Northside Music Academy are professional musicians with degrees from reputable schools such as Northwestern University, DePaul University, and Roosevelt University, among others. We carefully select our faculty not only for their strong musical background, but also for their dedication and passion for teaching music. All of our faculty are trained in pedagogy and experienced in working with younger generations.


What is a good age to start flute lessons?

Students must be at least 8 years old to enroll in private flute lessons.  

Do I need a flute?

Yes! You will need your own instrument which you will be bringing with you for all the lessons and which you will use for practicing at home. Please contact us if you need guidance in buying or renting a flute! 


Do you offer performance opportunities for the students?

Yes! Northside Music Academy hosts student recitals twice a year at churches and libraries around the Edgebrook-Sauganash neighborhood. We also offer opportunities to perform in professional venues throughout the city, such as Millenium Room at the Chicago Cultural Center, Curtiss Hall in the Fine Arts Building, and the Recital Hall at PianoForte. 


At Northside Music Academy we believe that performing often is a very important aspect of a music student’s development. It teaches students how to present themselves in front of an audience, boosts self-confidence, and offers opportunities to share the joy of music making with others. In addition, performing at Northside Music Academy recitals provides students with the opportunity to learn by watching their peers as well. 


How can parents track their child’s progress? 


There are many ways parents can track the progress of their child in music lessons. Talk to your child’s teacher about attending the lessons and participating in home practice sessions. If you are not able to attend the lesson or your child is older or more independent, check in with your child’s teacher before or after the lesson to hear how the session went. Some of our families have found success using daily or weekly practice tracking charts. If you think this might be a good fit for your child, talk to his or her teacher. 


For dedicated students who are interested in tracking their progress in a more formal way, we encourage preparation for a standardized graded testing program such as Achievement in Music exams, Royal Conservatory Method exams, or ABRSM exams.

Lessons Schedule: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs: 2:00PM to 9:00PM

                                         Saturday: 9:00AM to 3:00PM

Tuition: $148/month (weekly 30 min private lessons)

                $212/month (weekly 45 min private lessons)

                $276/month (weekly 60 min private lessons)

Tuition is charged monthly and there is no long term commitment.

A one-time $25 registration fee is charged at sign-up.  

Looking for flute lessons “near me”?

We’re the top choice for flute lessons serving Edgebrook, Wildwood, Sauganash, Forest Glen, Jefferson Park, Mayfair, Norwood Park, Edison Park as well as the suburbs of Skokie IL, Niles IL, Park Ridge IL, Morton Grove IL, Lincolnwood IL.

Call us at 773-455-6363 to book your preferred time slot!

Northside Music Academy is providing music lessons for following Chicago neighborhoods: Edgebrook, Wildwood, Sauganash, Forest Glen, Jefferson Park, Mayfair, Norwood Park, Edison Park as well as the suburbs of Skokie IL, Niles IL, Park Ridge IL, Morton Grove IL, Lincolnwood IL.

We offer piano lessons, violin/viola lessons, guitar/ukulele lessons, singing lessons, clarinet/saxophone lessons, flute lessons, percussion lessons and also early childhood music classes, group classes.

Northside Music Academy | 6736 N Loleta Ave Chicago, IL 60646, US | contact@northsidemusicacademy.com | 773-455-6363