Music Lessons

Private Music Lessons with Instruments

The Jack Benny Center offers private music lessons in Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Flute, Woodwinds, Brass, Piano and Voice. Lessons are scheduled individually and the price for one half hour lesson is $17.50/$18, Scholarships are available. Interested students/parents should call 847-360-4740 for assistance on available instructors, dates, and times. All music instruction will take place at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts or virtually.

All instructors are trained in their instrument and are professional music instructors.

Scholarships are available. Apply online:

Jack Benny Center does not rent instruments or sell music books.


After you register, staff will cally ou to set up your lessons with the instructor.


Lessons are $17.50 per half hour for residents of the Park District and $18 for non-residents. Payment is due the first Tuesday of the month for the next month’s lessons. There is an automatic Payment Plan for lessons. A credit card is billed for the lessons owed on the first Tuesday of the month.

Music lessons are continuous until you fill out an in-person cancellation form.

Never Too Late to Learn! Price for mature adults (55+) is $15/half hour for the first 8 lessons. To receive this discounted price, you must ask about a senior discount when enrolling and enroll in automatic billing.


Important Documents
Private Music Polices
Private Music Lesson Waiver & Release
Recurring Credit Card Payment Agreement
Credit Card Charge Form
Participation Cancelation Form

Payment for lessons can be made at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts, Field House Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Center, Belvidere Recreation Center, and online. Registration can only take place at the Jack Benny Center for the Arts.


To report an absence, call the Jack Benny Center at 847-360-4740 (during the Covid-19 pandemic you may email both your instructor and the center, call as soon as you can, voicemail is checked daily. If a call is not made 24-48 hours before your lesson, it may be considered an unexcused absence.

If a lesson is missed and is excused (or if an instructor misses a lesson) the next month’s payment amount will be pro-rated to account for the missed lesson.

To completely cancel out of lessons you need to fill out, in person, a cancellation form. If there are three (3) no-call no-show lessons in a row lessons will automatically be cancelled, which means the lesson time is lost and there is no refund for any lessons paid.

Registering Online

Registration is available online. You will need to select the instrument and specific time slot. The online registration covers the first month, after you register online your registration is automatically considered to be a continuous registration and that time slot is yours until you fill out a cancellation request. You may sign up for automatic billing at the Jack Benny Center. 

Music books and supplies

Faculty will instruct students on the purchase of music books and other supplies needed for lessons.  Instrument rental is the obligation of the student. The Waukegan Park District does not rent instruments.

Practice rooms

Students interested in practicing before or after your lesson or during our open hours may do so at no additional fee. Please call in advance for studio availability. Non-students pay $5 per hour.