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Our Teachers

Meet our joyful teachers!

Ms. Clara


As the daughter of 2 symphony musicians and a 5th generation musician, music has a deep and profound place in Clara D’Onofrio’s heart. In addition to “Ms. Clara’s” lifelong musical training, she has also earned her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northwestern University. She feels so blessed to have found a career that allows her to combine her passion for music with her knowledge of early childhood development. Ms. Clara is dedicated to living a life full of joy, laughter, love, and fun!

“I knew from day one of my daughter’s “mini musicians” class that Ms. Clara was extremely bright, talented and professional.  This class was BY FAR the most enriching of the enrichment classes in which we partook. Ms. Clara’s love of music is evident in her spirit and teaching style. She utilizes her beautiful voice and an assortment of instruments in teaching the children an array of musical terms and concepts.”

– P.M., mom of one mini musician

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Ms. Cassie 

Cassie has a BFA from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University and has been singing and performing on stage since age 14.  


She is extremely excited to be teaching classes at the Chicago location on Thursday and Sunday mornings. She has a huge love for music as well as a huge love for kids. Her dream job is to work with children and watch them learn and grow through creative styles. She worked with multiple age groups for 7 years with COCA (Center of Creative Arts) in St. Louis over summers, stage managing youth musicals, singing, dancing and watching as her students grow from summer to summer. “It is amazing to see just how much children can retain at such a young age.” 


Ms. Cassie is so thankful for the opportunity to get to combine all of her passions into one role and believes that Chicago Mini Musicians is the perfect place to find a home. 

Ms. Amanda (Sub)

As a certified music teacher and early childhood teacher, Ms. Amanda is thrilled to be able to combine her two passions at Chicago Mini Musicians. Amanda has been singing since she could make sounds, and is an active musical theatre performer around the Chicago area.


By day, she works in a pre-K classroom, and incorporates music wherever possible. She loves getting to share in the joy and enthusiasm that children bring to musical expression!


Looking for baby classes near me?

Sign-up is easy and parent-friendly. Because we only offer lessons on a month-to-month basis, there are no large upfront payments, no complicated contracts, no annual material fees, and no semester minimums.

Chicago Mini Musicians is a satellite location for the Brookfield Academy for Mini Musicians. Originally founded in 2011 as Ms. Clara's Mini Musicians, we have shared our love of music with over 2000 families for 12+ years!


$79 / month

Monthly tuition is based on a 44 week year as we are closed for eight weeks for various holidays. In the long months, you will get five classes, and in short months such as November and December, you will get three classes. Most months you will get four classes. The tuition is the same each month.

A one-time registration fee is $20 (due only at the time of registration)

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