Express Yourself

Our program addresses this craft on many levels from beginners to folks who have approached this art form for years. Our teachers are skilled, experienced, and full of inspiration.

Why bother writing songs?
Creative expression is good for you and good for the universe. Expressing yourself musically and searching for your truths and motivations makes you a more compassionate person and pours positive energy back into the universe.

New to songwriting? Songwriting: Fundamentals is a great place to start.

Song Shop »

A new class a new teacher. Join us for this special approach to the art of songwriting. Give and receive input from like-minded creative individual all under the leadership of Hassan El-Tayyeb. Hassan joins us with loads of experience in teaching music and writing. Check out the web site link below.

Song Shop »   Hassan El-Tayyab »   American Nomad Music »   

Open Stage 101 »

At some point in your musical journey, you may want to take your skills and passion and bring it out into the open. This class will afford you a chance to work on your performance skills with a professional teaching artist. Put that first 2 or 3 song set together and take it to the streets. Tuesdays or Thursdays.

Open Stage 101 »   Shelley Miller »   Bill Brickey »   

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