Summer Group Classes

It's always a good time to learn a new instrument!

Beginner Guitar Class

45-minute class

June 17-21

10am to 10:45am


Ages 8-14

Have fun and make new friends while learning the guitar! This sing ‘n’ strum group class will introduce chord grids, technique, and basic strumming rhythms, while students become familiar with popular “cowboy chords”. This is a primer course, meant to prepare students for private lessons, camp fire performances, and a lifetime of being cool.


Super Fun Ukulele Awesome Time!!!

45-minute class

June 24-28

10am to 10:45am


Ages 8-14

Instructor Paul Rodriguez leads this jam class for ukulele enthusiasts. We will have fun playing songs that the group actually enjoys, with little to no experience needed! Learn the basics of the ukulele, how to tune, strum, and play some fun songs.


Suburban Music Rock Experience

90-minute weekly rehearsal PLUS 30-minute weekly private lesson

8 weeks (week of June 17th to week of August 12th, no rehearsals the week of July 1st)


Pick your rehearsal day: Bands will meet either Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Saturdays

Perform at Vintage Rides Friday Night Car Show in downtown Wheaton (date TBD)

Performance on Sunday, August 18th at Brauerhouse in Lombard (1pm)

Ages 9-18, must have over 6 months experience on your instrument.

  • Now in our 9th year as a Summer Class, our most popular program is available all year long!

  • Rock out in rehearsal every week, and make new friends!

  • Work with professional musicians - Band rehearsals are directed by professional musician-educators. All teachers hold a music degree, and have years of real-world gigging experience.

  • Songs are chosen by teachers & students.

  • More stage time on your primary instrument: Bands usually consist of 4 to 8 students, who receive full-time instruction during rehearsals, and get to play an entire concert with bandmates. No one "sits out" for any songs, and teachers do not perform in bands with kids.

  • 90-minute full-band rehearsal once per week.

  • 30-minute private lessons with professional musician instructors.

  • One or more Rock Concert, Competition, or Festival performance at the end of each session

  • Suburban Music Rock Experience is the REAL DEAL! Students are starting their own band, with the wisdom and experience of a professional musician to guide them towards their first rock shows in front of real audiences. 


Suburban Music Rock Band Program is open to ALL instruments

guitar | voice | keyboard | bass | drums | percussion | horns | strings | banjo | ukulele | violin | mandolin