School Year Programs

Intonation partners with schools, parks, and community organizations across Chicago to offer Music programming to youth grades K-12. Whatever the interest or skill level, we have a program to meet students where they are!

In-School Program

Over the course of the school year, instructors work closely with students as they learn the instruments in pop/rock music, practice songs as a group, develop a band identity, and perform for the community. Culminating concerts range from school talent shows and gym showcases to public events at Navy Pier, Lincoln Hall, and Millennium Park.

Class size can accommodate up to 12 students and typically meets once per week for 60-120 minutes.

after school matters

After School Matters provides teens in Chicago with opportunities to develop their talents and passions through afters school and summer programs. Our After School Matters programming is currently at Dyett High School and UC Woodlawn Charter.

Over the course of 2-3 hours, up to 25 students are introduced to the instruments, learn basic parts, and come together to perform a song.

Music production and composition with all-city

In partnership with the All-City music program, students work on writing their own music and beats and record and produce original songs using pro audio gear. They learn how to present their music to the world and publish their music online while getting experience with professional studio equipment and software. 

Grade Levels: 6th through 12th, open to students of all experience levels and musical talents. Students must have a strong desire to create original music and a willingness to experiment. Exposure to digital music production software preferred. Placement Information: Students must demonstrate their talents for at least one minute at the first rehearsal.


Are you a school, park district, or other community organization interested in partnering with Intonation? Contact us for pricing and availability! E-mail or call us at (312) 469-0554.

Are you a parent? Sign your kid up today!

All Intonation Programs Include:

  • Two Instructors
  • Full Backline of Rock Band Instruments
  • Curriculum and class materials
  • Band Member T-Shirts
  • Performance opportunities
  • Family Band Night

Community Classes

Our Community Classrooms at Fuller, Kennicott, and Taylor Parks host year-round rock band classes, summer camps, and group lessons offered directly to families.

Clinics and Workshops

We offer our band members further musical exploration and specialized focus through workshops and clinics with professional musicians