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Musical Arts Institute

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Music

Mission: MAI is a nonprofit, 501 c 3, community-minded organization, that assists local schools and other community organizations with goal of providing exceptional music instruction. Through our extensive outreach program, we provide performance opportunities to students to engage in intensified music studies. MAI is located on the south side of Chicago where music lessons are unavailable or unaffordable.

Target demographics: students discover their self expression through the power and disipline of music

Direct beneficiaries per year: 430 students.

Geographic areas served: The South Side Of Chicago

Programs: Private one on one instruction in all instruments and voice. Group instruction in piano and guitar. We also offer a school Orchestra, Jazz combo, Choir and Drum Line (marching percussion ensemble).

Community Stories

65 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Musical Arts Institute provides high-quality musical services in the Southside of Chicago. This institute is very much needed within the community of the Southside. I am very grateful to be apart of this organization!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family and I were introduced to the Musical Arts Institute by the worship leader of our church. My daughter have been playing the violin for 7 years from grammar through second year of high school. She have improved 50% in the last six weeks. Music director Michael Manson have been working with her 1 hour each week. Her bowing and posture were corrected right away. Now she handle and that instrument like a pro. Thanks MAI.


Client Served

Rating: 5

I am the very proud father of an up and coming young bass player. When we first came to the Musical Arts Institute, we had no ideal who Micheal Manson was, much less his expertise and status within the music world. We now know just how gracious God has been to Bless our family to have the Musical Arts Insitute in our lives. An immediate improvement in my son's skills was noticed and his smile has never left his face. Their love of music and sharing music with others, especially youth, is surpassed only be the sincere humility of Mr. and Mrs Manson. They are a small but brillant light shining every so brightly in Chicago, and for that, my family and I are gratefull. Check out the Musical Arts Institute and I'm sure you too will become a fan.