Who Are We?

We are a team of like minded and principled musical professionals and educators who believe in the power of music to transform lives. We are passionate about bringing the benefits of musical learning to next generations so that they too can experience the life changing benefits that musicianship can bring. We have created the Bel Canto Academy to make these benefits accessible to the children and youth of Burr Ridge and Naperville - thus filling a huge gap in the delivery of musical education in this area.

We are not defined by our nationality, ethnicity, religion or political persuasions. We are defined by our love of music, our belief in the Bel Canto style and our passion to inspire our students to be the best they can be and to grow in confidence, creativity and as human beings.

Our Story

Musician owned and operated, we are more than just passionate about music – we are passionate about inspiring our students and helping them grow in confidence and creativity as well as skill.


Qualified Faculty –Musician Owned and Operated

Bel Canto Academy is musician owned and operated so you know you are getting the best teaching and performing artists in the area. Founder and director Sladjana Saric has assembled a team of professional musicians and teachers who share her passion for music and music education.


Private and Group Lessons

Bel Canto Academy offers group lessons in strings and voice for children over age 6 and private lessons in all instruments for both adults and children.

Private lessons provide one-on-one instruction with our esteemed faculty who will tailor their approach to the individual, providing consistent and helpful feedback in line with the student’s goals.

In group lessons, students will learn about basic melodic intervals, matching pitch, and dynamics (controlling volume). Learning and performing together enables students to experience the joy of singing together as well as individually, enhancing the development of the whole child.

Performance Opportunities

Regular recitals are part of our curriculum. At Bel Canto Music Academy, ensemble and collaborative performance is part of our curriculum for all instruments as well as voice.

Special Needs and Early Childhood Music Education

No one should feel that they cannot explore the pleasure of making music – our faculty are experienced in working with students of all ages and needs. Contact us directly for a consultation and more information.

Our Bel Canto Early Childhood Music classes have a unique curriculum developed by our faculty which emphasizes a variety of musical genres, including world, contemporary, jazz and classical music. Live instrument demonstrations are integrated with lesson plans that align with performances of local musical ensembles.

Our wonderful baby, toddler, and pre-school music classes incorporate a well rounded approach to understanding musical comparatives and enhance development of the whole child. There is a lot of movement in our children’s music classes and the lessons actively follow through the seasons of the year and holidays of all cultures!

Convenient Location

Bel Canto Music Academy is the only music school in Burr Ridge, Illinois, making it a convenient location for students living and working in the western suburbs of Chicago.

Bel Canto Music Academy

92 Burr Ridge Parkway
Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527

121 S Webster Street
Naperville, Illinois 60540

Open 6 days a week for today’s busy families

Bel Canto Music Academy provides music instruction six days a week to accommodate your busy schedule. Music lessons are billed monthly with no semester commitment.

Contact Us

Call or email us for more information on Bel Canto Music Academy and its programs!

Burr Ridge:
Phone: 630-581-5106
Email: info@belcantomusicacademy.com

Phone: 331-226-2055
Email: naperville@belcantomusicacademy.com

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