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400 Central Ave  Suite 003  Northfield, IL 60093          (847) 441-4150    

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The best beginner to advanced music lessons for piano, voice, cello, violin, guitar, bass, drums and more to all the North Shore including Winnetka, Wilmette, Glencoe, Highland Park, as well as Deerfield, Glenview, Skokie, and more.





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are created with each student's individual needs and interests in mind to

ensure students progress, develop, and enjoy learning music.

Offered in clean, spacious, and fully equipped rooms at our studio, or at your home.

piano  •  voice  •  cello  •  bass  •  violin  •  viola   drums  •  guitar  •  ukulele  •  banjo  •  mandolin composition  •  production  •  recording  •  and more

classical  •  rock  •  blues  •  jazz  •  metal  •  pop   alternative  •  R&B  •  indie  •  EDM  •  folk  •  and more



are vetted for high level musicianship and exceptional teaching ability


Not all musicians are great instructors, and not all instructors are great musicians.

We demand both.


NSMI requires all instructors  pass a state and federal background check


see our full list of instructors



North Shore Music Institute is tucked away on the lower level of a bank building on Central Avenue in Northfield, IL.

Maybe an unlikely place for music and education, but ideal for our goals and purposes.

Mimicking a recording studio environment, professionals and students are free from outside distractions and real focus is brought to the joy and study of music.


Since 2002, NSMI has cultivated a community of musicians at all different points along the musical path, from Grammy winners to complete novices.

Because we love it and because music is awesome.