Welcome to AMI

American Music Institute is a non-profit organization founded with the mission to provide a high level of music education for students of all ages for all instruments, levels and styles of music. Our campuses are located in Clarendon HillsDowners Grove, and St. Charles IL. We are dedicated to delivering the highest quality of music instruction and professional music performance throughout the Chicago area community. We offer music lessons at our three campuses as well as lessons in-home. In addition to our Private Lesson Program, AMI also offers group classes, ensembles, Conservatory Program, Summer Music Camp and more.
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AMI Summer Music Camp ($245) – July 23-27, 2018

The AMI Summer Music Camp is a day camp held Monday – Friday at American Music Institute’s Downers Grove Campus. It is open to all instruments and levels of students, ages 5 – 18 years old. Beginner Music Camp (5-12yrs) – Mon-Fri 9-1pm – Little Mozart Camp (5-12yrs) – Mon-Fri 9-3pm – Young Artist Camp (13-18yrs) – Mon-Fri 9-3pm – Aftercare (available) – Mon-Fri 3-5:30pm. Register Today…

Male Teacher Playing Guitar With Pupils Having Music Lesson In ClassroomGroup Classes – Aug 6 – Sept 1

  • Adult Beginning Guitar – Sat 3 – 4pm
  • Beginning Voice – Tues 6 – 7pm
  • Beginning Violin – Sat 10 – 11am

Registration Ends – 1st Day of Class. Register Today…

AMI Violin CompetitionAMI Violin Competition – 2019 – TBA

The AMI Violin Competition is a national competition for young artists ages 5-18yrs old. 1st prize – $400, 2nd prize – $125, & 3rd prize – $75. Register Now…

Mini-Campus Program

The Mini-Campus Program provides and creates music programs for Chicago-area public & private schools that currently do not have music programs or want to add other essentials… i.e. music lessons, theory, orchestra, band, choir, etc. More info…

chamber musicians 2Conservatory Program

The Conservatory Program prepares serious minded music students (ages 7-18) for a music career or to major in music in college, through education and performance geared classes. Saturdays 12pm-4pm.


AMI provides piano lessons, violin lessons, guitar lessons, voice lessons and music lessons in all symphonic wind, brass, percussion and string instruments.