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743 Custer Avenue

Evanston, IL 60202


© 2018 by The Musical Offering.

Music is for everyone 

A student playing piano while a teacher observes
Student rock band
A student and teacher both play the cello

From private instruction to group classes to public concerts and more, the Musical Offering is Evanston's community music school.

Rick Ferguson, artistic director of the Musical Offering

Check out the latest from artistic director Rick Ferguson's blog, My Life in Music: Musings of a Transplanted Southerner.

Beginner's Mind

We offer a FREE 30-minute introductory lesson!

"I love having a neighborhood music school, small and intimate…. Going to music lessons and learning music is a … community activity, like buying bread or milk, not some huge ordeal in some magnificent edifice. Because it’s part of our daily neighborhood schedule, our everyday life, it has made expanding into big ordeals in magnificent edifices like the Lyric Opera a natural progression - we are grounded in a musical life."

-Musical Offering parent of three budding musicians

The Musical Offering is grateful to the following organizations who support our programs and help make them possible:

Foundaton 65 logo
City of Evanston logo
Niles Township govenment logo
The Mayer & Morris Kaplan Family Foundation logo
Romano Brothers and Co wealth management logo
A Special Thank You to our Young Women's Composition Competition Sponsor