About Us


Class Formats

We are located at: 1325 E. Davis St. in Arlington Heights, 60005. We are just east of Downtown Arlington Heights at the corner of Arthur and Davis Streets near Northwest Highway. Our prices are affordable. We offer: $25.00 per weekly half hour lessons, $30.00 per weekly 45 minute lessons, and $40.00 per weekly one hour lessons.


Breaking Grounds In Music is pleased to offer highly accomplished instructors who enable students of all ages to become proficient in playing drums, piano, guitar (electric, rhythmic, and acoustic), bass guitar, violin, cello, French horn, trombone, trumpet, and voice.


When a musician's natural skills are combined with time-tested improvisational techniques, some musicians do their greatest work. At Breaking Grounds In Music, we teach the disciplines that lead to outstanding improvisation.


While rock 'n roll may be here to stay, a core component of our training includes instruction in a wide variety of styles of music. This often opens doors to other types of music that our students never would have imagined they would enjoy--and sometimes opportunities that could never have been foreseen.

Reading Music

Every student will be taught to read music so they can use their natural talents and take them as far as possible.
Innate musical talent is a wonderful gift, but without the ability to read music, growth and success are limited.


We learned of Breaking Grounds in Music from a friend and extremely pleased with the education and professionalism. Specifically, the owner, Chris, works closely with our son and has for over two years. Chris has a way of understanding and anticipating the way our son learns and grows. And, even more, what encouragement makes him get excited the most. 

Under the leadership methods that Chris uses, we've seen more growth in ways way beyond the drum instruction he received. 

Without reservation, we recommend Chris and his team for anyone looking to learn an instrument.

-Rob Armstrong (Review from Yelp)