School Year Programs

Intonation partners with schools, parks, and community organizations across Chicago to offer Music programming to youth grades 3-12. Whatever the interest or skill level, we have a program to meet students where they are!

In-School Program

Intonation Live Band is a student-driven enrichment program mixing experiential and collaboration-based learning. Students explore rhythm, songwriting, digital music production, performance, artistic identity, and an array of other musical skill-building tools. 

Youth will engage in creating music as a modern band using live instruments, as well as digital tools and production. Our instructors work closely with students centering non-traditional music learning modalities with social and emotional learning. Students can expect to explore aspects of the modern band format, learn a variety of instruments, form a youth-led band, and collaboratively prepare for a culminating performance.

Class size can accommodate up to 12 students and run as 50-minute classes, 1-3 days per week. Equipment provided.

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
  • Instruments to use during class time
  • Mentorship from instructors and professional artists
  • Chances to perform on stages across the city