Edwardsville Arts Center (Edwardsville)
Hosts classes, exhibits, and cultural events for youth and adults. Visit website for details and to sign up.
Highland Arts Council (Highland)
An educational opportunity for many members of the community to be exposed to the Arts.
Jacoby Arts Center (Alton)
Offers performance arts and art classes for all ages. Every Tuesday at 4pm there is a free virtual art club posting on youtube for students ages 7-15.
The Macoupin Art Collective (Staunton)
Adult and child classes, homeschool classes, art kits, and free kids art supplies. Recently started classes led by an art therapist to help adults cope through the pandemic. Free child craft kits are typically available on Tuesdays and video instructions are posted. In the process of raising money to create an art bus and creating an outdoor crafting space.
Taking COVID precautions. Staff continue to provide art resources and will reevaluate before reopening.
Alton Music Exchange (Alton)
Its main purpose to buy, trade and sell music equipment. We also offer rentals and music lessons.
Belleville Philharmonic (Belleville)
Students who have some bowed stringed instrument experience or would like to learn are welcome to join. There are two levels offered: A beginning level that meets on Tuesdays from 5:00- 5:45 PM. There is also a “level 2” group that meets on Tuesdays from 5:45- 6:30 PM. Belleville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra is open by audition to youth with two to three years of musical experience. There is also a beginning strings Junior Orchestra.
Halpin Music Company (Alton)
Currently offers lessons for Piano, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Percussion, Violin, Viola, Cello, Voice, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, and Ukulele.
Highland Music School (Highland)
Provides private music instruction by accredited teachers for students of all ages.
Jessica's Piano Studio (Edwardsville)
Offers private, weekly lessons to children and adults. Lessons are tailored to each student allowing them to progress at a pace appropriate for maximum individual success.
Lewis and Clark Music Lessons (Godfrey)
Private instruction in voice and instruments. Students in 1st-8th grade can participate in a choral experience. Beginner group piano class are offered for children 5-7 years old. Classes are limited to four students. No experience necessary.
Little Music Makers (Alton)
Offers classes 4 days a week at locations in Alton, Maryville, and Fairview Heights, serving children and families throughout the Riverbend area.
Music Together (Alton)
Weekly classes with music activities created for young children, led by a teacher who inspires everyone to join in the fun.
SIUE Suzuki Program (Edwardsville)
The Suzuki method starts from the premise that any child can learn to play a musical instrument. Little Listeners is for ages 0-3 and Suzuki Stings is for 3 years and older.
Swing City Music (Edwardsville)
This store sells different instruments, offers a band instrument rental program, and has lessons. For only $17.50 Students are assigned to an experienced instructor once a week who will personally work with them and teach the ins and outs of the designated instrument. 618-656-5656.