This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council.

Educational Programs Include:
For information call the Museum at 815-927-1540

  • Music Instrument Lessons

  • Music Business Education

  • Individual and Group Performances

  • Music Publishing

  • Sound Engineering

  • Light Engineering

  • Team Building

  • Sound Recording

  • Live Streaming

  • Classes are taught online and in person at the Museum

Meet our Director of Music Education at the
Illinois Rock & Roll Museum on Route 66 

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Mike Arturi, is a lifelong professional musician and music lover. Mike has played with nationally acclaimed artists including Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Dick Clark’s touring Rock and Roll Revival show, The Coasters, The Marvellets, Del Shannon, Freddie Cannon, The Drifters, Big Twist and The Mellow Fellows, The Boxtops, Head East, Gary Lewis and The Playboys and Badfinger. Currently, Mike is a long standing member of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee band, The Lovin’ Spoonful since 1996.

In addition to touring, Mike is passionate about sharing his love for music and the lessons that can be learned on stage and in the practice room.  Mike shares his lifetime of experience and is personally involved in the progress of every student, helping them achieve goals and supporting their efforts to succeed.

Mike is also an active national artist for the John F. Kennedy Center’s Turnaround Arts, a program which brings the arts to under-served and economically challenged schools in America. Mike provides music programs and drum circles to help improve school and student performance.

Studies have shown significant positive impacts.

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