Des Plaines Park District

Music Lessons

 Music Lessons

Beginning Friday, November 20, 12:01am, mitigation changes will affect park district programs and facilities. While we encourage everyone to follow the stay at home advisory and limit social gatherings, we’re committed to providing our members with as many recreation services as possible under the new guidelines. For the week after Thanksgiving (Nov. 27–Dec. 6), and potentially the two weeks after Christmas (Dec. 26–Jan. 8), Prairie Lakes Aquatic Center, Prairie Lakes Community Center, and the Administrative & Leisure Center will be closed. The Golf Center Driving Range, Short Game Area and 9-hole Course will be open. These closings are a safety precaution, as most COVID-19 related exposures occur after some type of indoor gathering. Within a short time after those gatherings, individuals know if they have been exposed or are infected with the virus.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Please stay safe throughout the holiday season.

All guitar and piano lessons are being taught via Zoom, until at least Monday, January 11. Zoom information has been emailed to each student. Questions? Contact Nancy Suwalski, via email:

We offer expert private music lessons for guitar and piano.
Music Lessons at the Des Plaines Park District, with John Ley

Meet Instructor John Ley
John holds a degree in music education from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and a Masters Degree in music education from Vandercook College of Music in Chicago. He has been teaching private music lessons for over ten years to a variety of ages from Kindergarten through adults. John’s goal for his students is to develop a lifelong love for music and to express themselves through the music they make. Email John with any questions or to set up your first lesson at
Guitar Lessons
Piano Lessons


Administrative & Leisure Center2222 Birch Street • 847-391-5700

Golf Center Des Plaines353 N. River Road • 847-803-GOLF

Lake Park Golf Course & Marina1015 Howard Avenue • 847-391-5730

Mountain View Adventure Center510 E. Algonquin Road • 847-391-5733

Mystic Waters2025 Miner Street • 847-391-5740

Prairie Lakes Aquatic Center515 E. Thacker Street • 847-390-4949

Prairie Lakes Community Center515 E. Thacker Street • 847-391-5711