Welcome to Chicago’s newest and most exciting music opportunity for children!

UpBeat Music  provides students with a fun, interactive experience featuring quality music education in a safe and creative environment.

UpBeat offers after-school classes, summer camps, and lessons with trustworthy supervision for children ages 6-17.  In addition to providing top-notch musical instruction, we believe the benefits of learning an instrument reach far beyond music.  Our goal is to create an inspirational, supportive environment through after-school programs and summer camps, where students are challenged, excited, and feel part of the UpBeat community.

If you need more information after viewing the website, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  We love teaching, developing relationships, and inspiring students to become better musicians and people!

Upbeat Music and Arts is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, providing scholarships to under-resourced students in order to provide the same high quality programs to all students. 

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The 60-minute 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, breakout sessions, and one-on-one instruction.

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

$28/Class (60 minute group class).

Fall 2015 schedule includes the following Piano Classes:

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

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

10:30 am – 11:30 am
11:30 am – 12:30 pm

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

Fall Session 2015 – includes 14 classes (September 12 – December 16)

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Scott Barbeau

President & Founder

Scott Barbeau has been playing piano for over 40 years, and is currently a member of the ...
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Justin Eisenbraun

Lead Instructor

Justin Eisenbraun is a guitarist and composer from Chicago, IL. He holds a degree in ...
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Christina Yoon

Piano Instructor

With a dream to become a pianist as a young child, Christina began playing piano at the ...
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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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