El Rey Music Center

El Rey Music Center

Offers online services
Offers online services


El Rey Music Center has been an Arlington Heights icon since 1947. El Rey provides private instruction for guitar, bass, drums, vocals, keyboard, mandolin, banjo, ukulele and even harmonica, at all levels. Our instructors are all active musicians in the Chicagoland area and have years of performing experience. El Rey also helps younger students form their own bands and perform in front of large crowds at local music venues.


13 employees
77 years in business
Serves Arlington Heights , IL
Offers online services

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Musical styles

Rock, Country, Blues, Jazz, Folk, Classical, Recommendations available

Guitar style

Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Ukulele, Recommendations available

Has instrument

Student who have a guitar, Student who don't have a guitar, but are planning to purchase one

Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Students who can read music staff, Students who can read guitar tabs, Students who cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

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    Frequently asked questions

         At El Rey Music Center, our goal is to provide music lessons with qualified teachers in a positive environment that fosters lifelong appreciation and pursuit of music. And since we understand that lessons times occasionally conflict with special school or family events, we DO offer makeup lessons (unlike many other area schools) according to the guidelines below. It is important to us that both our clients' and our teachers' time be respected. Following the guidelines below not only helps to keep our staff and instructors sane, but also promotes steady progress for the student! 


         ⦿  4-Week Month:  $100
      5-Week Month:  $117
         ⦿  Payment is due in full on or before the first scheduled lesson of each month.
         ⦿  Cash, Check, Visa, and Mastercard are accepted.
         ⦿  No Refunds

         ⦿  One make-up lesson per month is available for a missed or rescheduled lesson.
         ⦿  Make-ups may not be accrued: they must be used by the end of the following month.
         ⦿  Tuition is not reduced for any missed or rescheduled lessons
         ⦿  If a lesson is missed, it is the student's or parent's responsibility to schedule a makeup.
         ⦿  Make-ups are subject to normal El Rey business hours and teacher availability. Although we will make every effort
    , make-ups may or may not be with
              your regularly scheduled instructor.
         ⦿  If a makeup is missed or cancelled, no refunds or additional make-ups will be given.
         ⦿  We have a "No Call-No Show" policy: In fairness to our teachers, no makeups will be offered unless the student or parent gives 24 hours' notice of    an absence.

         ⦿  Teacher and time slot may be reserved for extended absences. Inquire for details.

    Services offered

    Bass Guitar
    Music Theory