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Individual Jazz Lessons - Kuhn

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Music Lessons 24-25

Individual music lessons are an essential part of any musician's growth. Offering instruction on a wide variety of instruments, our program features over 30 of the best private lesson instructors the Chicago area has to offer. Lessons are offered at all six high schools during the school day for district students and weekdays after school for non-district students and adults.

New students must contact us first for a consultation and to schedule a trial lesson. Only returning students may register for lessons online. For an Individual Lesson consultation or to register for a (paid) trial lesson, call us at 847-718-7700 or email us at

Emily Kuhn teaches students at Hersey High School. 

Emily Kuhn

Emily Kuhn is a jazz trumpet player based in Chicago, IL, described by the Chicago Jazz Magazine as having “a charismatic style and a sophistication that belies her youth.” Originally from Charlottesville, VA, Emily has made a name for herself as an active bandleader, sidewoman, composer, and educator. She released two albums via BACE Records, "Sky Stories" (2020) and "Ghosts of Us" (2023), to numerous accolades. She was named a Luminarts Fellow in Jazz in 2020.

Emily leads two bands and plays regularly with a wide variety of ensembles across the jazz and Latin scenes in Chicago. She has brought her original music to festivals including Hey Nonny’s Women’s Jazz Festival, the Festival of New Trumpet Music, the MCA's Tuesdays on the Terrace, and the Chicago Park District's Night Out in the Parks series. She has taught throughout Chicago and nationwide through MUSIC Inc., Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras, and Stanford Jazz Workshop.

Emily has a BM and BA in Jazz Trumpet Performance and Environmental Studies from Oberlin. She has studied with renowned trumpet players Eddie Henderson, Sean Jones, John D’earth, and John Henes.

23143-01 (45 Minute Lessons)

  Emily Kuhn