Mandolins are compact, versatile and fun! Our mandolin classes welcome beginners and experienced players!

The mandolin has found a home in many styles of music: bluegrass, swing, jazz, old time, classical, folk, and rock. Because of its small scale and violin-like tuning, the mandolin is perfect for learning fiddle tunes and melodies. Guitarists will find that mandolin rhythm skills complement their existing technique.

Mando-Friendly Ensembles »

Music is more fun with others! Our core mandolin program teaches you how to jam and perform with other instruments and vocalists. Many of our ensemble classes that feature mando players can be found here under "Country & Traditional Ensembles."

Country & Traditional Ensembles »   

The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000