studio 814 school of performing arts

Welcome to British International School of Chicago Lincoln Park's Studio 814 School of Performing Arts! We are delighted that you are interested in finding out more about our program and the opportunities we can offer students of any age.
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About Us

Studio 814 School of Performing Arts is a fine arts enrichment program, offering students of every age an opportunity to grow as performing artists. We offer programs in music, dance, and drama, from individualized private lessons to group classes and performance opportunities. We are also able to offer our music students to opportunity to sit the ABRSM exams, an exam that strengthens their musical skills by setting benchmarks and celebrating various levels of achievement.

The Studio 814 music lesson program began as the BISCLP Music School in 2006 and includes students from the British International School of Chicago and the local community. We have carefully selected talented faculty members with a wealth of teaching experience and individual skill to ensure the best possible learning experiences to our students.
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Music Lessons

We offer the following music lessons:

Piano Age 3 and up
Violin Age 4 and up
Ukulele Age 4 and up
Music Theory Age 5 and up
Music Composition Age 5 and up
Classical, Electric & Bass Guitar Age 6 and up
Woodwind, Brass, Percussion Age 6 and up
Voice Age 6 and up

Lesson Details

Studio 814 lessons are held Monday through Friday 3:45pm - 8:45pm and Saturdays 8:30am - 1:30pm at the British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park. The school is open to all students at BISC, along with everyone from the surrounding Chicago area.

Contact Sarah Draffen, Enrichment Programs Manager at: for current pricing for Individual Instrumental Classes.

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There is the opportunity to sit the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music graded music examinations in Grades 1-8, along with a Prep Test for young students or beginners.  

Visit the ABRSM's youtube channel to learn much more about this assessment tool and the advantages it offers our students:


Studio 814 instructors

Meet our Music Instructors, a dedicated group of creative professionals with extensive musical expertise who are inspiring our students in the Lincoln Park community. Our music instructors have a vast experience of both performing and teaching children of all ages. This dedicated team of tutors are here to provide an enjoyable learning experience for students and help them gain the necessary knowledge and skills needed to progress in their instrument of choice.
Alex Rohlwing
Billie Howard
Piano and Violin
Dessislava Nenova
Jeff Kimmel
Piano, Clarinet and Saxophone
Mark Senser
Drum, Oboe, Saxophone Piano, Electric Bass, Trumpet
Meghan Henson
Studi 814 Coordinator and Teaching Artist (Violin)
Nathan Gornick
Clarinet and Piano Teacher
Rachel Blumenthal
Flute Instructor
Sam Hasting
Sarah Jenks
Tatyana Miron
Piano, Theory and Solfeggio
Yoorhu Choi
Chamber Music Program Instructor and Violin

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Contact Us

If you have any questions or feedback about the services we offer, please don't hesitate to contact us using the details below.

Sarah Draffen, Enrichment Programs Manager
Telephone: 773-507-2097
Mail: 814 W. Eastman Street, Chicago, IL 60642