Westclox Fine Arts Factory Facility

Music Suite 408 believes that arts education transforms the human spirit and improves our region’s quality of life.  We take pride in actively nurturing the Illinois Valley’s future innovators, leaders and arts enthusiasts.

We are more alive than ever!  Since we opened our doors on August 1, 2012 we have watched our enrollment triple within our first year.  What began as a music studio has grown into the Illinois Valley’s Enrichment Center offering music lessons and classes, art in our Paint Box studio and gallery; creative writing and tutoring with our Society of Young Inklings program, Giant Steps Junior Book Club, Mindboosters Clubhouse and now expanding with our performance venue ~  the “Westclox Fine Arts Factory”.

Music Suite 408 is the enrichment center of the Illinois Valley.  We provide quality instruction at a moderate price to students of all ages, ethnic and economic backgrounds.  Individualized one-to-one lessons or group instruction will provide you and your child(ren) the opportunity to achieve mastery in both realms. We offer a comprehensive curriculum which includes individual and group instruction, classes, exhibits, lectures, workshops and numerous community events open to the public.

We believe that the goal of arts education is ultimately expressed in the comprehensive enjoyment of the arts.  Our teaching methods stress a strong foundation and traditional understanding of the arts with an emphasis on expressive ability.  Students of all levels and backgrounds learn at a level of instruction that encourages them to perfect current level projects and to welcome new challenges as they gain confidence and expertise.  Music Suite 408 instructors impart a variety of practical strategies that ensure confidence, relieve anxiety and enhance proficiency.

Thank you for joining us for a comprehensive adventure in the arts.  They are one of life’s finest resources.  We are eager to participate in the arts education of your family.

If at any time, you have questions or concerns, please feel free to call.

Sue Gillio, Owner       Me headshot 2014

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