Pricing and Availability


 30-minute lessons, 1 lesson per week - one hour slots available for intermediate and advanced students, call now for additional pricing details on hour long lessons!

Billed monthly $104 per month for four 30 minute lessons. On five week months you will be charged $130 for 5 lessons. 

Lessons available 7 days a week

$25/30 minute drum lesson with Chicago’s #1 Drum Lessons 


Our expert teaching staff is versed in all styles                                 including: Pop, Rock, R&B, Classic Rock, Metal, Country, Folk, Bluegrass, Flamenco, Blues, Finger picking, Finger tapping, Classical, Indie, Jazz, Ska, Funk, New Age, Punk, Reggae...and more! 

About Us


Perry’s Music Center is the best store for music lessons in the Chicago area,  offering private and group instruction to learners of all ages and  abilities 7 days a week. Our teachers are all real musicians with  experience playing and recording original music, and you can see from  their bios that  each instructor has a robust history of teaching various instruments  and styles that benefits the 200+ students we see each week. 



what we offer

Guitar Lessons

Whether you are a shredder or a classical pluck-er here at Perry's Music we can get you with the guitar teacher that will best suit you, no matter your skill or age!

Drum Lessons

Get ready to rock n' roll, loud and proud, we offer drum lessons to people of all different skills and ages, check out the link below to see our resident drum hero, Mike Semerau, teaching and rocking out!

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Piano - Keyboard Lessons

Do you dream of your first night rocking out at Carnegie Hall? Well dream no longer! We offer keyboard lessons to anyone interested, whether you are just starting out, or continuing your musical education, we can get you set up with the best teacher for you. 

Bass Lessons

Finding your groove has never been easier, here at Perry's Music we cater to all rhythm enthusiasts who are ready to start, or continue, their musical journey. 

Ukulele - Folk Instrument Lessons

Maholo! We offer lessons in the, increasingly popular and easy to pick up instrument, the ukulele! Great for beginners, especially for children because of the 4-strings,  this instrument can be a good gate way in to the wide world of stringed instruments! If bluegrass is more your style, we also offer lessons in the banjo and mandolin!

Music Theory - Songwriting/Composition Lessons

Looking to start writing your own songs? Curious about music theory? We've got you covered! Through the means of our classically trained teachers we offer lessons in the more, academic, side of music. Learning has never been so fun! 


Hawk Dziatyk


 Guitar / Bass / Piano / Banjo / Mandolin / Ukulele / Theory / Composition 


Specialties:  • Classical Music  • Pop/Rock  • Classic Rock  • Metal  • Flamenco  • Finger Tapping  • Transcribing

 Orest Dziatyk—or, as we like to call him, Hawk—possesses the experience you'd expect of any professional musician, thanks to years of studying the piano, harpsichord, clarinet and violin, ultimately specializing in classical and electric guitar. He attended the Guitar Institute of Technology and holds a master's degree from Roosevelt University. If you're interested in shredding, flamenco, or finger tapping, Hawk's your guy. He's studied with a number of greats including Preston Reed and has played with and opened for professional musicians such as Uli Roth, Iced Earth, and Stratovarius. 

Jon Studtmann


 Guitar / Piano / Theory 


Specialties:  • Classical Music  • Pop/Rock  • Classic Rock

Jon Studtmann is an accomplished teacher and performer who has taught thousands of lessons since becoming a member of the Perry's family in 1993. In addition to guitar and piano instruction, he also performs and does session work. His musical background stems from the classical discipline, having begun piano lessons at the age of 5 and later studying trombone for 7 years. A largely self-taught guitarist, his skill and mastery of the instrument can be attributed to his strong foundation in music theory. He has performed alongside Kenny Rogers as well as with Paul Freeman and the Chicago Sinfonietta at Orchestra Hall. In his free time, you'll catch Jon at the gym or riding his bicycle.    

Tim Jones


  Guitar / Bass / Mandolin / Ukulele / Banjo

 Specialties:  • Bass Guitar  • Pop/Rock/Alternative  •  R&B/jam  • Funk  • Jazz  • Folk / Bluegrass

 Tim is an accomplished bassist from a musical family who has played and recorded with several groups in and around the Chicago area. At Elmhurst College Tim earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts, became an Illinois State Certified Teacher in the Arts, and was inducted into Lambda Sigma Psi (Music Honor Society). He believes his success as a teacher is directly correlated with the success of his students and calls himself as an "edu-tainer" because of his friendly, energetic teaching style. He plays weekly at church and with local bands throughout the week.

John Maher


 Guitar (Acoustic and Electric)

 Specialties:  • Classic Rock • Rock • Pop • Country • Blues 

 John has been around the local music scene and a member of the Perry's family for most of his life.   He is an amazing rock player and great singer songwriter as well.  He has a fun and thoughtfully put together curriculum to help you get the most out of your instrument.  As a working guitar player and singer in the band Second Hand Static, John has and is out playing constantly.  He is a great teacher for all level of players from beginner to advanced.

Jim Kraus


 Guitar / Bass / Banjo / Mandolin / Ukulele / Theory 

Specialties: • Pop/Rock  • Classic Rock  • Country  • Bluegrass  •  Contemporary/Smooth Jazz

Our resident guitar and amp technician Jim Kraus is an expert repairman who has recorded, produced, performed, and taught music for over 30 years. Having owned his own amplifier company, Afterburner Industries, he is knowledgeable about the technical side of guitars and amplifiers and can help you find that perfect tone.  You can buy his album at our store! 

Mike Semerau


Drums / Percussion / Theory 

 Specialties:  • All Styles  • Studio Production

Mike Semerau redefined the standard for drum lessons when he came up with the innovative method of offering professionally recorded take-home videos to his students after each lesson. So if you forget that rhythm or technique, you can just pop in a video and Mike will be right there on screen to play along with you. His unique approach allows students to learn faster and more effectively, as they are able to check their progress and review what they learn in each lesson. Check out his youtube channel for student performances and sample lessons. 

Rob Gurka


 Guitar / Bass / Basic Theory / Composition / Songwriting / 

     Specialties:  • Classic Rock  • Pop/Rock  • Country/Folk  • Blues


Rob Gurka, owner of Perry's Music for over 35 years, enjoys breaking away from his managerial responsibilities every now and then to get involved with our lessons program. Although his availability is limited, Rob really enjoys teaching, and his patience combined with his passion for everything musical has made him a great teacher and mentor for students of all ages and interests. A curious spirit, Rob likes to read, frequent used bookstores, and play music with his friends in his free time.

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