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School of Music

(708) 488-8117

7641 Polk Street
Forest Park, IL 60130

Quality Music Education

Teaching quality private and group lessons for Cello, Guitar, Piano, Viola and Violin in Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park, Berwyn, Riverside and the west side of Chicago.

The Gasse School of Music offers individual and group lessons in violin, viola, cello, piano, and guitar. We are dedicated to a simple, two-point mission:

  1. To provide quality instrumental music instruction for children and adults
  2. To make playing a music instrument a fun and enjoyable part of everyday life

We use both the Suzuki and traditional teaching techniques, including sight reading, audition, and performance skills.

Contact us today to learn more about what we offer!

I have been studying with Sarah Gasse for just three years now, and even in that short time, I have seen what an empathetic, humorous, and inspiring teacher she is. She has sculpted her teacher style to fit my personality and needs, which has made my learning experience all the more rewarding. I have also had the opportunity to do a string quartet with Daniel Gasse, which has been an amazing experience too. If you are reading this, Daniel and Sarah, I want to say thank you for for everything you’ve done for me.Calum MacAdam - student
Charles Rizzo (student)Charles Rizzo (student)
Its never too late ever too late to play. As a 52 year man I read a book, "For the Love of It". And was inspired so I looked for a great teacher. I found Daniel Gasse and he introduced me to the Suzuki method. I was humbled by its simplicity yet it was so challenging. Daniel supported me weekly with thoughtful guidance. I stuck with it determined to not give up. I didn't and I am now 67 years old and have been a devoted student of Dr Daniel Gasse since.I see the same inspired energy from all the students I pass every day I visit the school.It's never too late!
“It was a joy to watch our exuberant instrumentalists perform on Sunday.  Thank you, Daniel, for leading their rapid progress.” Read More
“… He is a very patient teacher who really and truly cares about his students. My daughter loves him and looks forward to her lessons every week! The world would be a much better place with more people like Dr. Gasse!!!!!” Read More
“… With all the choices out there for our child's music instruction we have had ZERO desire to explore options---we know we are at the "BEST."  Thank you for going well above and beyond average expectations!!!” Read More
“… The teachers’ professional, but approachable, style has been a great fit for our family. Dr. Daniel Gasse and Sarah Gasse motivate our children to want to play better. We are happy to have found the Gasse School to help foster our children’s musical talents.” Read More
“… Then there are moments, like Saturday, that  are eternal and unforgettable. We thank you for all of your efforts with Maddy in shaping and guiding her musical abilities.” Read More
"Daniel Gasse: Very fine cellist and teacher, warm-hearted and kind, a wonderful musical resource in your backyard. Parents should be sure to take advantage of this opportunity for their children." Read More
“… not only are they amazing teachers and mentors for my children, but, wonderful, generous people… I couldn't believe such kindness. The absolute best teachers you will find!” Read More
“… Dr. Gasse's ability to modify his teaching style to meet my particular set of needs is not unique to me. I see him do it with all his students regardless of age or ability… that makes him a master teacher.” Read More

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