Pilsen: Summer Guitar Camp for Kids and Parents

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Children ages 9 – 14 can now learn to play guitar along with parents and learn about Mexican culture with a professional musician from Sones de México Ensemble

Summer Camp classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays and start at 11 am for returning students (Experienced) and 12 pm for Beginners at St. Ann Church, located in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. The course consists of one-hour per day group lessons. The classes are in Spanish and the repertoire is based on Mexican folk music. The musical training and theory students receive is applicable to any style of music.

  • Class Fee $175 per student (early bird special $150 before 7/3/18)
  • 12 Session 6 Week Program
  • Classes are one hour long
  • We provide Book
  • Sones Approved guitars available for purchase- Call in advance for purchase!

Special Discounts

Early Bird Discounts
Early Bird Registration ($25 savings) ends Mar 31   ($150)
No discounts after Mar 31 ($175)

Referral Rewards
Send us a new student who mentions your name at registration and get a free 30min private lesson ($25 value)

Special Family Discounts
Parent/Child Registration (enter coupon code FAMILIA and get $25 off per person)

We offer full and half scholarships for families in need. Scholarships are funded by individual donations during our fundraising campaign. Send financial scholarship requests to Juan Dies or contact us or call 773.728.1164.

Please bring a guitar! If you do not yet own a guitar, call us about affordable options.

Pick Your Level


(Beginner) Time: 12 PM – 1PM

Children ages 9 – 14 can now learn to play guitar and learn about Mexican culture with a professional musician from Sones de México Ensemble

Please Arrive Early for Tuning


(Experienced) Time: 11 AM- 12 PM

This class is for children ages 9 – 14 who have already taken our guitar classes. This class will focus on new repertoire that will make students practice the skills they have learned, challenge them to learn new techniques, and continue to learn more about the culture, history and geography of Mexico.

Please arrive early for tuning

Private Lesson

(Private Lesson) Time: Time Varies

Private lessons are a good complement to group classes. Take a couple of private lessons to catch up with the group if you feel you are falling behind. Perhaps you are interested in working on a particular technique or a song one-on-one.

Pilsen Location at St. Ann Church

Sones de México Education's Mexican Music School

1840 S. Leavitt St, Chicago 2nd Floor

Location to our Pilsen Guitar classes.

For more info and class registration call:  773.728.1164

South Side-Pilsen-Guitar Classes at St. Ann Church 1840 S. Leavitt St.

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