Midwest Music Academy was founded in August of 2008 by our Director, Tom Serb - a guitarist with over 30 years of teaching experience. In the short time we've been open our philosophy has attracted international performers and recording artists to our staff; and our methods are showing results.

We have programs for students of all ages: Suzuki method for our youngest students, traditional music education, recreational music programs, and hybrid programs for those students who want to play songs quickly, but also want a solid understanding of music fundamentals. We offer Private lessons in piano, guitar, violin, flute, trumpet, bass, trombone, tuba, baritone horn, French horn, voice and music theory. We also offer Semi-Private and Group lessons for guitar. For our homeschooled students, retirees and swing shift workers we offer daytime hours by appointment.

Serviced Areas

  • Plainfield IL and the surrounding area

Payment Options

  • American Express, Cash Only, Debit Cards, Discover, MasterCard, Personal Checks, VISA

Contact Details

  City Plainfield, IL
  Zip Code 60586
  Address 16041 S Lincoln Hwy
  Phone Number (815) 254-5778

Products & Services

Private lessons

Private lessons are available for voice, piano, guitar, bass, drums, violin, and all band instruments.

Semi-private lessons

Semi private lessons are available for guitar.

Group lessons

We offer group lessons in rhythm guitar, lead guitar, music theory, and songwriting.

Music books

Many popular method books in stock for all instruments, including Alfred, Berklee, Mel Bay, Schaum, John Thompson, Rubank, and Suzuki. We also have a selection of popular music songbooks.

Instrument accessories

We stock guitar strings, picks, reeds, instrument cables, cleaning brushes, valve oil, slide cream and grease, instrument straps, capos, tuners, metronomes, foot stools, ligatures, reed cases, tuning forks, drum sticks, mallets, and brushes, flash cards, tuning forks, and more.

Customer Testimonials

Thank you, Tom, for being a phenomenal piano teacher to our son. He has had his ups and downs, and you have been there through it all. Your confidence in him has made such a difference at home and at school. We appreciate you more than you'll ever know. He has been your student for almost two years now, and even though he is very self-conscious, you have lifted him up and gave him the boost he needed to perform at his first recital today.

Thank you, Rachel, for teaching and supporting our son in learning the violin. He has just begun, but seems to have come so far because of your patience and teaching methods. You have given him the challenge he yearns for and he is now more confident than ever! Having you in the audience at his first recital today really meant a lot to him.