Homeschool Classes | Music Makers for Life

Quality music education through our cooperative classes

Music Makers…for Life, Inc. is a music school in Crystal Lake owned and founded by Theresa Villec. A music teacher with 20+ years of experience teaching in public and private schools, Mrs. Villec opened Music Makers in 2006, which now provides lessons for about 100 students with 7 teachers and 2 locations as of 2022. 

While Music Makers teaches instruments in the traditional, private method, we’ve also created and developed innovative methods for teaching music groups such as group piano (in part using Mayron Cole’s method), group guitar, and string ensembles.

Our classes are a fantastic way for kids to socialize and share in the experience of learning to read music and play an instrument. Research linking the benefits of learning music to brain coordination, emotional intelligence, and more is abundant. Check it out for yourself here

Music Makers applies a 5% discount to your homeschooled students’ tuition if they attend class (during the school year) before 2:30 pm. (Not applicable to our Online Schooling Space or Homeschooling Space). 

Homeschool Class Options


Ages 4 & 5

These kids read music notes and rhythms by the end of their first year of lessons, and they love it!

Students learn to read and interact with music while playing games and earning music money in this class. Then, the class sing songs, play instruments, and have a blast!

Piano Class & Group Guitar:

Ages 6 and up

Our groups of piano students love to learn in a fun atmosphere. By the end of their first year, they can read music! 

Teachers and students play games to reinforce musical concepts, but mostly, they play music!

Rock Band:

All ages
(Requirement: Must already have the ability on an instrument)

Students take their knowledge to the next level by learning their favorite pop or rock songs while refining their musicianship and navigating performance practice. Bands are provided opportunities to perform all over McHenry County!

Students must already possess adequate ability on their instrument. Once a group is formed, practice occurs once per week and for 1 hour.

Please feel free to view our other classes offered and private lessons for violin, viola, drums, guitar, piano, voice, and more!

To start making music, please call 815-444-9444 or email

Music Makers for Life Homeschool Program