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“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


“Several years ago my business brought me to Chicago every 3-4 months. I started working in drum lessons with Dale to my schedule during each trip. Dale challenges me with lessons and techniques that I never even thought of which definitely elevate my groove. Now I go to Chicago several times a year just for the lessons, Thank you Dale.”

Dr Bill H. San Antonio, TX


“The teachers explain things really well and make learning fun”

Ellie G - Piano & Voice Student


“Dale was my first drum teacher and he didn’t just teach me drums, he taught me how to learn. He exposed me to musicians and music I never knew existed. If it wasn’t for Dale’s thoughtful encouragement, I would not be the player I am today. They say that there are guys that can play, or guys that can teach; Dale can do both.”

Scott Gillis - Musician, Drum Instructor.


“My teachers are always challenging me with new fun ideas to play”

John G - Voice & Piano Student


“I was fortunate enough to be a student of Dale Wilson for about three years during High School. Dale was a great teacher and an even better role model. He has extensive knowledge of his field and his many years of studying and playing drums were evident to me right from the start. The way he teaches is very effective and comfortable for students, and my parents were constantly telling me how they could tell I was improving as I was taking lessons. I looked forward to go to my lesson each week and my passion for the instrument grew as Dale taught me. He is very patient and encouraging with his students, and in three years, I never saw him once get upset or angry. I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to learn from and get to know Dale Wilson.”

Alex M.


“Everyone at the School is Very Nice”

Zach H - Guitar Student
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.