Now Offering Zoom Lessons! Private 30 Minute Lessons.


Zoom Lessons Now Offered At Player's Bench Music!

10 Benefits Of Becoming A Player's Bench Music Student

  • We are the only school in McHenry County that offers all of these popular instruments: Piano, Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Voice, Singing, Bass, Harmonica, Ukulele, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone, French Horn, Clarinet, Oboe, Flute, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, & Violin in one location. 
  • The largest and most qualified teaching faculty in McHenry County. We have 12 music teachers, all with either college training or professional performance experience. Our music teachers are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you to achieve them. We are confident that we have the right teacher to meet your music lesson needs. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and dedicated to teaching you the style of music that you want to learn in your music lesson.    
  •  We offer lessons 5 days a week! 
  • A proven track record of excellence since 1973!
    That is over 40 years of serving our community! New ownership since of June 2014.  
  • A comfortable waiting area within our store for our students & parents. 
  • We remodeled all of our lesson rooms to better serve our students in February of 2017. No more second floor lessons!
  • Free music recitals held two times a year!   
    Every parent just wants to know how their child is doing and if they are really progressing. The best way for a parent to understand if their investment in lessons is really worth it, is to have their child participate in a recital.
    In May and December many of our students choose to perform in our biannual recitals. We hold these at McHenry County College.
    For our students these recitals are free and unlike many schools in McHenry County, we do not charge recital participation or admission fees.
    Student Discount Cards.
    We are the only music school in McHenry County that offers student discount cards for their students which saves them money all throughout the year.
    Player’s Bench Music sells music books, instruments and accessories. All of our current students receive a student discount card that saves them money on all of their music supply needs.  
  • Located in historic downtown Crystal Lake, IL.
    Due to its central location, our school is convenient to all areas of McHenry Country. Close to our school, you will find great shopping, dining and the quaint downtown Crystal Lake. 
  • Month to Month lessons.
    Player’s Bench Music does not require semester minimums for lessons
    . Every student here is on a month-to-month basis.
    If you are ready to start, you have nothing to lose as we only want students who truly want to be here and we will not commit you to a long term contract. 

Contact Us

Player's Bench Music School

87 north williams st., crystal lake, IL 60014, us

(815) 459-8614


Right Now We Are Closed Until Further Notice Due To Covid 19