Celebrating 10 Years of Making Music Makers!

Our music school offers music classes year round in Piano, Guitar, Drums, Voice, Woodwind and Brass Instruments, as well as Violin, Viola, Cello, and Harp for children and adults. Group lessons and private lessons are available.

At Music Makers for Life the focus is on learning to read and play or sing music for the individual child. The goal is not to create the next Mozart or Beethoven (We don’t expect every child who learns to read and write to become the next Hemingway). We want your little musician to be confident and enjoy the musical experience. Kids love their piano lessons, guitar lessons and voice lessons because we make it fun. As a result, our proven methods have successfully created musicians that not only read and play their music well, but have gone on to professional careers in music. We have hundreds of students that have and still read music, play their chosen instrument, and are now a Music Maker….FOR LIFE!

Classes starting in January:

Vocal Workshop:
Tuesdays: 5:30 - 6:45 pm with Julia
Saturdays: 12:30 - 1:45 pm with Vanessa

For information on the vocal workshop:

Guitar Class:
Tues: 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm (teacher TBA)
Wed: 4:30 - 5:15 pm with Ken
Thurs: 5:15 - 6:00 pm with Lon
Sat: 1:00 - 1:45 pm with Lon

Piano Class:
Mon: 4:45 - 5:30 with Pooja
Mon: 6:45 - 7:30 with Maria
Friday: 4:30 - 5:15 with Julia
Sat: 10:30 - 11:15 with Liz
Sat: 11:15 am - 12:00 noon with Liz
Sat: 2:45 - 3:30 with Liz

Private lesson slots available:
Drums with Scott:
Monday: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Tuesdays: ?
Wed: 4:00 pm, 4:30 pm, and 5:30 pm
Thursdays: 3:45 or 5:00 pm
Fridays: 5:00 pm

Guitar with Cheyenne:
Tues: 6:00 or 6:30 pm

Guitar with Judson:
Mon: 3:30 and 4:00 pm

Guitar with Ken:
Wed: 6:30 pm

Guitar with Lon:
Thurs: 3:00 or 3:30
Saturday: 1:00, 1:30 or 2:00 pm

Voice Piano, or Clarinet with Julia:
Monday: 5:45 pm

Voice, Piano, Violin with Liz
Friday: 3:30 pm or 4:00 pm
Saturday: 9:30 or 10:00 am, 3:30 pm

Piano or Voice with Maria
Mon: 4:30 - 5:00 pm

Piano with Pooja
Mon: 5:30 pm

Voice, Piano, or Guitar with Theresa:
No openings available

Piano, Voice, or Violin with Vanessa:
Wed: 4:00 pm
Thursdays: 3:45 or 5:00 pm
Fridays: 5:00 pm

Private Lessons with Heidi (Sax, Flute, etc.)
Thurs: 7:30 pm
Friday: 7:00 pm

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Piano lessons, Guitar Lessons, and Voice Lessons are a stimulating and fun way for children to learn to read music and play an instrument!

Music Makers...for Life, Inc.  is a music studio run by Mrs. Theresa Villec in the heart of Crystal Lake, Illinois.  Mrs. Villec has years of teaching experience in both the public school system as well as in private practice.  She holds a Masters Degree in Music Education and is Illinois Certified to teach general and choral Music for K - 12.  She has taught private and group lessons for over 20 years.  Her performance background includes years of professional singing, accompanying and directing  in all genres of music.

We are located in Crystal Lake, Il and teach students from all over McHenry County including McHenry, Algonquin, Lake in the Hills, Cary and Huntley.

For group and private music lessons in Piano, Keyboard, Drums, Voice, Violin, Guitar, call for a current schedule. We are now enrolling students from the McHenry County, IL area including Crystal Lake, Algonquin, Cary, Lake in the Hills, Huntley, Woodstock, and McHenry.