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Registration (New Students)

I'm interested in taking private lessons. Where do I start and what is the registration process like? 

We highly recommend visiting the Private Lessons portion of the website. It will go over pricing and give you more details about our teachers. From there, here's what the process looks like:

1) Fill out an inquiry form

2) We will pair you with a teacher and schedule a 30-minute complimentary trial lesson.

3) If you decide to proceed with lessons, you'll coordinate directly with your teacher to go over the # of lessons for the session and the length of lessons.

4) Your teacher will put you in touch with our Operations Manager, who will email you an invoice. Payment in full is due before the first full lesson. Payment plans are also available.

Can I sign up for lessons at anytime?

If you're a new student, you can begin your first session at anytime, even if we're mid way through the session. Keep in mind, the Musical Offering splits the year up by session (Winter/Spring, Summer & Fall), and any future sessions that you register for, you must hit the 15 lesson minimum for Winter/Spring & Fall, and the 6 lesson minimum for Summer during registration.

Registration (Returning Students)

How do I register?

All registration is done online. Please see details below:

Group Classes:

Students can register and make a payment directly through our website during the registration period.

Private Lessons: 

Complete all of the registration steps located on the registration page on the website during the registration period. Summer registration takes place from May 13-26.

Registration is complete once payment is received.

I've taken lessons at the Musical Offering before. Do I still need to register every session I wish to attend or can I just continue lessons?

You must register for every session you intend to attend. We only bill our students for one session at a time to give them the flexibility to take a session off. If you want to continue into the next session, be sure to register within the registration timeframe.

I got charged a $20 registration fee even though I'm a returning student.

Registration fees are charged once per session per household for both new and returning students.

When is payment due and what are my payment options?

Payment in full is due prior to the first lesson. You may pay via cc through your registration account. Checks for the full balance may be mailed to:


The Musical Offering

743 Custer Ave

Evanston, IL 60202


Checks must be made out to The Musical Offering. We also offer payment plans. You must have a cc on file, and a 50% deposit must be made prior to the first lesson. There is a 2% fee associated with the payment plan options. If the session hasn't started, you can set the plan up directly through your account. If the session has already started, email our Operations Manager for assistance (


Do you sell or rent instruments?

No. All students must provide their own instruments.

Do you accept instrument donations?

We are not currently accepting instrument or sheet music donations. We are not accepting piano donations except with an upgrade to our Baldwin baby grand.

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