International Mansion

International Mansion

5.0 (4)
2 hires on
30 employees
29 years in business

About this pro

Our general curriculum includes a variety of challenging courses that meet or exceed state requirements (if you are following Common Core's markers). Suitable class sizes and exceptional, qualified teachers allow The Language & Music School to offer an expert-led and inclusive educational environment, while also ensuring each student receives the individualized attention and support they need. We set you up with a one on one teacher for an 8 week session

The mission of The Language and Music School is to be a Source of Cultural Awareness and Enrichment, therefore creating an environment of acceptance for all people of all nations, teaching Foreign Languages and Music to the very young and the young at heart. We love our mission statement and know it relflects our school's current state... we hope you love it too!

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Oak Park, IL 60301
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4 Reviews


  • Vince Prosia

    The organization in its warm, friendly and professional atmosphere. The quality service in multi teaching activities, reaching out to all.

  • Current Students

    The system we work with is easy and flexible!

  • Current Adult Student

    I LOVE every second of time I have spent here!! I was unsure before starting but now I see the value in private instruction. Best idea ever!

  • Vincenzo Prosia

    The professional development and friendly staff. The dedicated work of Brando and Maria.


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

8 week session minimum: to see if you progress and enjoy a lesson. There is an option to change lessons or teachers at any time.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

All of our teachers have years of experience and varying degrees including PhD.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

We do have one price for all of our lessons. We do have discounts for long term students.

How did you get started teaching?
The Fermi Family Story

The Fermi Family has a reputation in Chicago and it is probably because our founder's Grandfather's cousin, Enrico Fermi immigrated here during WWII and made some of the most significant contributions to the world of Physics during that time. It was Fermi's reputation that brought our founder Maria from a small province in Argentina where she was pursuing her education while running an after school music program with her family to Chicago. The Language & Music School began privately in a her apartment in 1990 with just 6 students meeting for combined Spanish, piano, violin, guitar & recorder lessons.  In 1994, parent’s desire for expansion led to the creation and move to the current location at 150 N. Oak Park Avenue.  You must step inside The School to experience the unique atmosphere it affords students.  Since beginning here with only 60 students and 5 instructors, The School has grown to hundreds of students with a faculty of 25.  Inside these walls each day are spoken up to 10 languages, and taught dozens of instruments to students ages 4 months – Adult.  The Language & Music School was founded by Maria Emilia Fermi-Crawford.  Maria is a professor of Music from Conservatorio de Musica Julian Aguirre with studies in Music Therapy, and ongoing studies in child development, and developmental disorders including Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder and others. Martha Yelenosky has been president of the C.A.M.T.A. Jazz Festivals of Chicago since 1997 and is on staff at Northwestern University School of Music.  Martha and Maria are co-authors of LMS First Steps in Spanish™ CD’s and materials for teaching Spanish to children through music based activities.  Maria has been interviewed by publications including Chicago Parent Magazine and has conducted seminars for organizations including Concordia University, El Valor, Child Care Initiatives & Cook County Child Care Resource and Referral. 

What types of students have you worked with?

Children, Teens, Adults, Seniors: all are welcome! We also work with special needs students and children with learning disorders.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

We love Oak Park's Day in Our Village

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Choose quality. Practice does not make perfect if it is improper practice.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

They should see how long the establishment has existed and what other students have to say.

Lessons offered

Ableton Lessons Abstract Painting Lessons Accent Reduction Classes Accompaniment Lessons Accordion Lessons Accounting Tutors Acoustic Guitar Lessons Acrylic Painting Lessons ACT Tutoring ACT English Tutors ACT Math Tutors ACT Reading Tutors ACT Science Tutors ACT Test Prep Tutors Acting Classes Photoshop Classes Adult Basic Education Classes African Dance Classes Algebra Tutors Algebra 1 Tutors