Lyriq Music School
  • Guitar Lessons

    Personalized, One-on-One Instruction

  • Violin and Strings

    A Music School for Performers, Musicians and Musical People

  • Piano and More

    Learn from Experienced Instructors & Performers

  • Facilities

    Modern, Conveniently located Facilities

High-Quality, Personalized, One-on-One Instruction

At Lyriq Music School we believe in nurturing the whole musician from technique and musical knowledge to interpretation and performance.
By creating a collaborative environment between students and teachers we cultivate our students' musical abilities alongside their confidence and happiness.

Experienced Instructors

Our teachers are highly qualified academically and also masters of their instruments. We strive to hire the best and support their growth as teachers in their professional development.

Look for video performance examples of our teachers below to see for yourself.

Curriculum & Approach

No two musicians are alike and neither are their goals. At your first lesson the student and teacher set attainable goals and revisit them regularly. Your lessons are tailored to your individual needs.

Lyriq Music School strongly believes consistent teaching of Music Theory fundamentals is paramount to a musical success, which is why our students use supplemental theory workbooks in their studies.

Personalized Attention
for All Skill Levels

Making music can be many things: Fun, Stress Relieving, Personally Rewarding, Exercise for the Mind, for both young and old. At Lyriq Music School we strive to provide an individualized experience that coincides with your goals.

We have students from 4 years old to 65 and above, from those who are just getting started to those looking for a professional tune-up, or coach. Refer to individual instrument requirements for minimum age recommendations. voice, piano, more under "instruments" above.

Modern Facilities for All Ages

Lyriq Music School is conveniently located at 1906 W Irving Park, off of the Brown line Irving Park Rd. stop.

Lyriq is equipped with seven individual lesson rooms, each with a superbly tuned and maintained Kawai upright piano. In addition, a larger performance room is home for our baby grand piano and also hosts our recitals and concerts.

Beethoven's Ghost: March 7th @7:30pm

CHAI Collaborative Ensemble (CCE) continues their exploration of the past and its connections with the present and potential insights into the future, for their fifth season. Our March 2020 cycle is a tribute to the 250th Anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth, and anchoring the program is his Trio in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1, “Ghost.”

Tickets are available for $20/General and $10/Students and Industry.

Matthew Aucoin | Three Whitman Songs
Mary Kouyoumdjian | Moerae
Kamala Sankaram | Call Out
Ludwig van Beethoven | Trio Op. 70, No. 1 "Ghost"

Andrew Hesse, cello
Brian Hupp, baritone
Talar Khosdeghian, piano
Danielle Simandl, violin

Beethoven's Ghost Student Workshop

As an extension of their Saturday evening concert, CHAI Collaborative Ensemble (CCE) will be repeating excerpts of their program on the afternoon of Sunday, March 8 @3pm for an educational event with students of LYRIQ Music School. Open to the public. Reserve your spot here.

Voice Explorers with Claire!

Our group voice class, Voice Explorers, is now available for enrollment. Join us for a 4-week introduction to voice lessons Wednesdays in March with Claire. Spots are limited. Sign-up today!

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Voice Explorers is perfect for children that want to explore singing but not necessarily take private one on one lessons. This class will explore solfege, counting, and other beginning musicianship skills to build confidence as a singer!

Guitar Ensemble

Guitar Ensemble: An Exploration of Latin American Music

This 4-week ensemble class will explore a variety of techniques related to flamenco music, including rasgueados and scales. By the end of the session, we will be playing like a real guitar orchestra! We've added a new set of classes, Sundays at 10am in March.

Book today!

Grades 3-12: A wide range of ages is accepted for this class. Ensembles allow for varying technical levels from the beginner to the more advanced player. $100 (5 classes)

Drums & Percussion

Don't miss this opportunity to study with our amazing drum and percussion teacher!

Bulgarian-American percussionist Boyan Tantchev, began his musical studies at the age of 5 under his father, George Tantchev’s instruction. Coming from a long line of Professional musicians, Boyan learned the ins and outs of the classical, jazz, and traditional Bulgarian Folk music world from a young age.

Spring 2020 Enrollment Now Open!

Looking for lessons for our Spring Semesters. Email for more information or register on our site.

Spring Semester (Jan 6 - May 15)
No lessons (April 6-12)
Makeup lessons: May 18-24
Recitals: May 16/17/20

May 26 - June 21

LYRIQ Music School Best of Chicago 2019

Yay! LYRIQ Music School has been selected for the 2019 Best of Chicago Award in the Music School category by the Chicago Award Program. We are honored to serve this wonderful, supportive community. From all our staff and teachers we say Thank You!

Evan Borkstrom / Piano Instruction

Piano teacher Evan Borkstrom playing Eruption from Emerson, Lake & Palmer's second album Tarkus.

Adam Larison / Guitar Instruction

Guitar teacher Adam Larison, plays Lágrima by Francisco Tárrega.

Joan Marie Dauber / Vocal Instruction

Joan Marie Dauber performs C'est L'Extase from Ariettes Oublieés by C. Debussy.

Cameren DeCaluwe / Guitar Instruction

Classical guitarist Cameren DeCaluwe captivates with El Arpa Del Guerrero from El Decameron Negro by Leo Brouwer.

Simeon Tsanev : Violin Instruction

Another amazing performer and musician, Simeon Tsanev, performing the Violin Sonata, No. 1, Adagio by J.S. Bach.

Keanon Kyles / Vocal Instruction

An Interview with Voice Teacher Keanon Kyles. Enjoy!

Chris Hatcher / Vocal Instruction

Christopher Hatcher performs a heart-aching rendition of "Wither must I Wander" by R. Vaughn Williams

Teaching Staff

We are not currently hiring. If you would like to put your resume on file please email it to