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Teaching Students the Joys of Music for 12 Years and Counting

Des Plaines School of Music

Music Lessons for All Ages!

Offering Private Lessons For Guitar, Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Drums, Voice, Clarinet, Flute, and Rock Band Classes.

Unlike other schools that are primarily Dance Schools that also offer some music classes, the Des Plaines School of Music is 100% all about Music, this allows us to focus on one thing, providing you with the finest music instruction in the Northwest Suburbs. Whether you are just starting lessons or have been playing for many years, we make it our top priority to teach you material you want to learn, so that music is rewarding for students of all ages and levels.

Our philosophy is a simple one, hire the finest teachers who have a passion to share the wealth of their knowledge with students of all ages and skill levels. You will always find a warm and friendly atmosphere at our school. It is always our pleasure to help you learn and succeed with your instrument. Come see for yourself why 450 students a week choose us for their music education. Proudly teaching the joys of music in the Northwest Suburbs since 2010.
We offer a FREE introductory lesson.
New Rock Band Class starting soon.

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Here's what some of our students & parents are saying about Lessons at Des Plaines School of Music


“I just wanted to take a minute to let you know how much our family appreciates you and your entire staff. You continue to work hard to offer the best learning experiences for your students as well as a good work environment for your instructors. Since we’ve moved, our drive is at least 30 minutes one way. It is all worth it for having 2 happy kids, learning with positive and talented instructors at a fair price. You and the school are a treasure to the community. Thanks for all you do.”

Stefanie R - Parent


“My daughter left your school with enthusiasm pouring out of her. It was precious and the teacher made an instant connection with her. Thank you!!!”

Antonette - Parent


“I love this Music School. It’s a great asset to the community. If you’re looking for any kind of music lessons check this place out. The instructors are trained professionals. They teach to the interests of my children and focus on correct technical development. The owner, Dale has created a comfortable, welcoming environment. The teachers always greet me and keep me updated on lessons-very impressive. My daughter (age 11) says she has learned more at the Des Plaines School of Music in three lessons than she did all of last year.”

Joyce - Parent


“My teacher is very kind and helpful, the school has excellent customer service, and the students are treated with good care by the whole staff while also receiving the proper challenges in our music studies.”

Tim B - Violin Student


“I’ve learned more in one month taking guitar lessons at the Des Plaines School of Music than I learned in 6 months where I used to take lessons.”

Joe T - Guitar Student


“I’m certain this school will take on the characteristics of its owner Dale Wilson: conscientious, caring, attention to detail, friendly, hard working, talented, sincere, and fun. I commend anyone interested in music studies to study under anything Dale Wilson has to offer. He cares about you, and his lifetime of music studies is working hard for you.”

Ron Hjertstedt


“Dale was a drum teacher to both my sons Alex and Zachary. I can’t say enough about how wonderful an experience it was for my children to work with Dale for the five years the boys were students with him. If they had continued in their respective school bands, they would have continued studying with Dale privately. I highly recommend Dale as both a teacher and an adult you want your children to work with. Please feel free to contact me if you want to talk more about your child taking drum lessons with Dale.”

Paula Manta
Come see for yourself why 400 students a week choose us for their music education. Proudly teaching the joys of music in the Northwest Suburbs since 2010.