• MUSIC

    The cultural arts program has music teachers with many years of experience teaching and performing. Improve your musical talent by enrolling in piano, guitar, drums, and voice lessons at the Lincoln Center. Music lessons are held in our music rooms on the fifth floor.

    Keynotes Choir

    In this choir, participants will work on several musical genres including musical theatre, pop, jazz, classical, country and R&B. Singers will learn the basics of warming up voices and bodies, as well as memorizing songs. Also, singers will work on singing harmonies with large and small groups. No experience necessary! There will be a final performance on the last day of class for parents and friends.


    MUSIC LESSONS

    The cultural arts program has music teachers with many years of experience teaching and performing. Improve your musical talent by enrolling in piano, guitar, drums, and voice lessons at the Lincoln Center. Music lessons are held in our music rooms on the fifth floor.

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    Meet Our Music Instructors

    Madelyn Kuehl, piano instructor
    Madelyn has been playing the piano since she was eight years old. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Concordia University and her Master of Education degree from National-Louis University. She has taught piano here since 1998 as well as for the Wood Dale, Elmhurst and Addison park districts. Madelyn enjoys teaching piano lessons. She goes beyond the instruction book by teaching her students songs, as well as musical games, which makes the learning more fun.

    Charlie Thornton, drums instructor
    Charlie began playing drums at an early age after a family friend bought him a drum set for Christmas. He studied under the great instructor Dan Crandall for 11 years. He has experience playing with several bands, and he has been teaching students for a number of years. Music is his true passion and he loves sharing it with others. He enjoys watching students improve and progress throughout the course of their lessons.

  • ART

    Create a distinctive masterpiece in one of our art classes. Our art classroom includes craft areas, pottery wheels and our own pottery kiln for firing handcrafted clay pieces. Programs include crafting with various materials, painting, drawing, and sculpting with clay.

  • DRAMA

    The Lincoln Center theater is the perfect space for practicing your acting skills. A variety of classes work on aspects of Broadway musical performance including singing, dancing, and acting. Classes with Marla of Shining Star Productions work on aspects of dramatic and comedic performance including acting, improv, character awareness, and imagination. The Lincoln Center's auditorium features a stage for theater productions.


    You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown

    Performances will be held at Downers Grove South High School on August 5th and 6th at 7:00 p.m. and August 7th at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now! Call 630-963-1300 for details, or check out our home page!

    "...The time of the action is 'an average day in the life of Charlie Brown.' It really is just that, a day made up of little moments picked from all the days of Charlie Brown, from Valentine's Day to the baseball season, from wild optimism to utter despair, all mixed in with the lives of his friends (both human and non-human) and strung together on the string of a single day, from bright uncertain morning to hopeful starlit evening." --Tams-Witmark


Downers Grove School of the Arts

Welcome to the Downers Grove School of the Arts. Come and learn new skills from drawing and painting, to dance, to acting, to playing the drums or piano. The Lincoln Center's classrooms are equipped for a variety of cultural arts programs with spaces dedicated to dance, art, and theater.