More than a music lesson

At UpBeat Music and Arts, students develop self-confidence and skills that last a lifetime through music and art. Whether in a group or individual class, UpBeat offers a top-notch music education and more for kids ages 6 -17 in an inspiring, energetic and fun environment where they learn at their own pace.

Through after school classes and summer camps, students gain a strong foundation of music theory, technique, composition and performance from a values-based Organization. Our curriculum, values, and teachers make the difference. UpBeat Teachers are not only talented musicians, but mentors who understand how to relate to kids and help them realize their full potential.

The benefits of music and the arts reach far beyond learning a new skill, which can help to build better people and communities. UpBeat Music and Arts, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3), is working to provide all children the opportunity to be inspired through the arts, offering scholarships to ensure a quality music education for under-resourced students.

UpBeat helps students’ develop a lifelong love of music and arts through various offerings including piano, guitar, bass, voice, and drawing classes. Watch your student develop into a better artist, and a better person.

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UpBeat offers both individual lessons and Group Classes (Piano only). 60-minute Piano Classes are led by multiple instructors, providing high quality support and personalized instruction to each student.  Small classes are structured to provide a brief group teaching, interactive learning, and one-on-one instruction.

Each student will have an individualize lesson plan, including theory assignments and appropriate, fun songs to work on for the week. All students have the opportunity to performing songs at the end of class, as well as at the end of each session for friends, parents, and family.

Cost:  $28/Class (60 minute group class)

Spring Session — 8 classes (April 25th – July 18)

UpBeat Studio (4318 W. Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL  60641)
Monday
4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

Tuesday
4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

Wednesday
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Thursday
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Saturday
11:30 am  – 12:30 pm

Alcott High School (2957 N. Hoyne Ave, Chicago, IL  60618)
Wednesday
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Summer Session (June 27th – August 31st)

Monday – Wednesday
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

 

Teachers
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Barbeau

Scott Barbeau

Director & Founder

UpBeat Music and Arts is led by musician and philanthropist, Scott Barbeau, who founded ...
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Justin Eisenbraun

Lead Instructor

Chicago guitarist, Justin Eisenbraun, has been performing professionally for years as a ...
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Jarrett Donoghue

Guitar & Piano Instructor

Jarrett Donoghue is a Chicago-based guitarist, vocalist and music teacher currently ...
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Marcus Choi

Piano Instructor

Marcus Choi is a jazz pianist, composer, arranger, and educator. He has performed in ...
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Brianna Harris

Piano Instructor

Brianna is in her 2nd year teaching high school music for Chicago Public Schools. Before ...
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