All of our teachers are highly trained with a degree in their field/professional teaching experience
Stay home and learn.
Our teachers come to you!
No strings attached.
Start with a free in-home art or music lesson.
Who we are
Assembled in 2013, Lessons & Beyond originated as a small group of art and music teachers who saw a growing need for their skills outside of the classroom setting. Students of all ages and levels love taking art and music lessons at home and we love what we do, Lessons & Beyond was created as a simple way to help us all find each other.
At Lessons & Beyond, we keep things simple. No complex forms or profiles or multiple pages to sift through. Everything you need to know is right here.
We also keep things human. Give us a call or an email and talk to a real person. We work with each customer one-on-one to help find them their perfect teacher.
You might also notice that our lesson rates are flat (not based on location and subject) and reasonable.
As for our teachers, we only accept the best of the best. Our staff isn't enormous, but we believe in quality over quantity. Every one of our teachers is strictly screened for a clean criminal background, solid education and note-worthy experience in their field. But don't just take our word for it. We invite you to try them out yourself. for FREE. All subjects start with a free, no strings attached in-home lesson. Even if you decide to officially enroll with your teacher, you will never have to pay for your first lesson.
How it works
Simply give us a call or send us an email (see form/info below). We’ll set you up with one of our great teachers for your first free in-home music or art lesson. If you like the lesson, let us know and we’ll get you going with weekly lessons at your home. It's that easy
Costume Design lessons
Creative Writing lessons
pen drawing lessons
pencil drawing lessons
Graphic Design lessons
cutting machine lessons
pattern making lessons
sewing lessons (hand/machine)
Glass Blowing lessons
Jewelry Making lessons
acrylic painting lessons
oil painting lesson
*We also have teachers who teach 'general' art lessons if you're interested in dabbling in various mediums
Acoustic bass lessons
Electric bass lessons
Stand-up bass lessons
Acoustic guitar lessons
Classical guitar lessons
Electric guitar lessons
12-string guitar lesson
Music Software lessons
Don't have an easel, guitar, clay, ukulele, etc.? No problem! We'll bring them to you! Decide to keep them and pay as little as $5/week to rent-to-own them. Your rental fee goes toward the sum so when it's paid off, we'll let you know when it's yours to keep!
*all materials are of beginner/medium quality and are checked by our professionals for soundness
*some instruments are not available for rent-to-own. Please ask when putting in your initial inquiry
*weekly rental prices vary depending on subject
If you decide to continue after your first free trial lesson, weekly lesson rates are as follows:
Best for children 7 and under
Recommended for ages 8 through adult
Best for students who are very devoted to personal practice
Best if you can only take bi-weekly lessons. If these lesson lengths interest you, please describe your specific situation and we'll discuss pricing and options with you.
All of our teachers go through a strict criminal background check, have a degree in their field and/or have at least 1+ years professional teaching experience. We take pride in all of our teachers as safe, experienced and knowledgeable!
Zoe Aguayo: tuba lessons
Taryn Alberts: photography lessons ; printmaking lessons
Noelle Audley: art lessons ; drawing lessons ; sculpture lessons
Karen Barich: piano lessons ; violin lesson
Alexis Belanger: euphonium lessons ; glockenspiel lessons
Hava Betters: woodworking lessons
David Beyer: banjo lessons
Corey Boening: piano lessons
Jordyn Boldt: art lessons
Mike Bruns: guitar lessons
Denzil Bustos: glassblowing lessons
Sarah Campanella: oboe lessons
Rena Cardoso: DJ lessons ; music software lessons ; recording lessons
Stephanie Carlota: harp lessons
Amber Cicero: trumpet lessons
Edgar Davey: trombone lessons ; trumpet lessons
Chris Fredericks: DJ lessons
Gary Freeman: cello lessons ; viola lessons ; violin lessons
Taylor Gazda: crocheting lessons ; needlepoint lessons
Allison Gianopoulos: ceramics lessons ; sculpture lessons
Conor Girard: guitar lessons ; music software lessons ; recording lessons ; ukulele lessons
Brooke Glynn: bassoon lessons ; oboe lessons
Kent Harman: tuba lessons
Chanelle Haroldson: clarinet lessons ; flute lessons
Delfina Harvey: flute lessons
Lucas Harvey: bass lessons ; drum lessons ; electric guitar lessons
Charis Haynes: art lessons ; ceramic lessons ; drawing lessons ; painting lessons ; sculpture lessons
Christy Henderson: piano lessons ; voice lessons
Ansley Howard: bookbinding lessons ; printmaking lessons
Lindsey Josephine: acoustice bass lessons ; electric bass lessons ; stand up bass lessons
Erin Judson: jewelry making lessons
Milburn Kersey: ceramic lessons ; glassblowing lessons ; sculpture lessons
Venise Keys: art lessons ; painting lessons
Oswald Mason: clarinet lessons ; oboe lessons ; recorder lessons
Alfreda Marie: acrylic painting lessons ; oil painting lessons
Ian Meyer: 12-string guitar lessons ; acoustic guitar lessons ; classical guitar lessons ; electric guitar lessons ; bass lessons ; ukulele lessons
Jessica Miller: oil painting lessons
Margaret Mills: creative writing lessons
Frankie Myska: acoustic guitar lessons ; acoustic bass lessons
Vera Pelin: piano lessons
Michele Porter: accordion lessons ; piano lessons
Nick Rose: photography lessons
Annette Sands: Fiber: crocheting lessons ; dying lessons ; knitting lessons ; needlepoint lessons
Meghan Stagl: piano lessons
Sydney Stanton: piano lessons
Karen Sundeen: violin lessons
Emilie Richmond: voice lessons
Grant Riley: woodwind lessons
Nonie Ryanne: costume design lessons ; sewing lessons
Kyra Unice: pen drawing lessons ; pencil drawing lessons
Cecily Weber: graphic design lessons
Tommy Veronesi: drum lessons
Arthur Zdrinc: banjo lessons ; drum lessons ; guitar lessons ; painting lessons ; ukulele lessons
Ian Meyer: guitar lessons ; bass lessons ; ukulele lessons
"My son has been taking guitar lessons with Ian for almost 5 years. He is so patient with him! My daughter started 2 years ago. They both really enjoy their music lessons! I love the flexibility of having the lessons in my home. We are very grateful we found Ian!"
Michelle Lazar, Gurnee Il
"Charis is great with our 6-year-old daughter. She loves her weekly art lessons! We probably wouldn't have known she'd have such a creative side if we didn't start these painting lessons. Thank you!"
Henrietta Alizondo, Chicago Il
"I'm a self-taught musician but bass lessons with Grant has really helped fine-tune my chops. Thanks guys"
Dan Harolds, Chicago Il
"Thanks for the free lesson! Our son is a bit shy so it was nice to meet the teacher before committing. Now he loves his teacher and music lessons"
Ken Simmons, Evanston Il
"Our son loves playing the saxophone and having music lessons at home has really helped. We also love our teacher Edgar. Highly recommended!"
Patricia Miller, Niles Il
"Our two daughters love their painting lessons. They've even started collaborating. Two thumbs up Lessons and Beyond!"
Mary Wendricks, Chicago Il