Artist-Specific Classes



We offer a variety of classes focussing on the repertoire of specific musical artists - look for options in an ensemble setting or on a specific instrument.

List of All Artist Specific (47 found)

21st Century Banjo Repertoire

Banjo  |  Group ClassAdvanced

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Tuesday with Matt Brown

Learn to play some of your favorite contemporary songs on the banjo!

Bluegrass Banjo 4 - Earl Scruggs

Banjo  |  Group ClassAdvanced

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Program Manager Ian Wilson with your contact information.

‘60s Classics Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Wednesday or Saturday with Steve Levitt

You call the tune; we'll learn the tune.

‘90s Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $216 ($206 members)

Tuesday with John Mead or Andrea Bunch

Whatever dude..East Village, East London, Eastern Europe, East Building.

Beach Boys Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Thursday with Cathy Norden

Take your ensemble playing and harmony singing skills to a higher level with the music of a true genius, Brian Wilson.

Daytime Beatles Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Friday with Steve Levitt

Session 4 Let It Be Session 5 Abbey Road

Beatles Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Wednesday with Steve Levitt

Session 4 Let It Be Session 5 Abbey Road

Beatles for Beginners

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Thursday with Charles Kim

The music of the Fab Four simplified for those who have only played a short while.

Mellow Gold Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $216 ($206 members)

Monday with Cathy Norden or Steve Dawson

Have you ever been mellow? Here's your chance.

Classic Album Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Saturday with Charles Kim

Session 4; “Nevermind” by Nirvana

Concept - Soundtrack Album Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Thursday with Steve Levitt

Session 4: “Days of Future Past” by The Moody Blues

Classic Country Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $216 ($206 members)

Sunday with Alton Smith or Steve Dawson

Calling all cowboys and cowgirls we're heading down Nashville way for the good old songs.

The Wrecking Crew Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Monday with Alton Smith

From the Chairman to the Monkees and loads in betrween

Disco Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

Eclectic Electric Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $216 ($206 members)

Wednesday with Steve Doyle or Tommi Zender

we can take this bus anywhere you want.

Ensemble Basics

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Tuesday or Saturday with Charles Kim

Get your act together before joining an ensemble or group.

Folk-Rock Acoustic Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Wednesday with Tommi Zender

Work on licks, harmonies, arrangements and more.

Glam Rock Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $216 ($206 members)

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

Grateful Dead Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Thursday with Steve Levitt

Come join Uncle Steve's band

Grunge Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Sunday with Shelley Miller

yeah yeah whatever…where are my Doc Martins?

Here and Now Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Monday with Andrea Bunch

Just what it says, contemporary music.

Jam Band Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Monday with Jon Wall

Let's kick out the jams and get better while we're at it.

John Prine Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $216 ($206 members)

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

Johnny Cash Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $204 ($194 members)

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

Mountain Goats Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Saturday with Shelley Miller

Folks have asked and now we're offering it.

Muppets Mania

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Monday with Charles Kim

One Hit Wonders Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Poets of Pop Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Wednesday with Bill Brickey

We're paying attention to both lyrics and groove.

Pop Divas Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Sunday with Andrea Bunch

A room full of stars. Join the constellation.

R&B Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Wednesday with John Mead

Immerse yourself into the work of an artist or musical movement.
Session 3 Gladys Knight Session 4 Stevie Wonder

Riot Grrl Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Tom Petty Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Thursday with John Mead

Oh hell yes! Baby put on your party dress and join the band.

Yacht Rock Ensemble

Ensemble  |  Group ClassIntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Thursday with Cathy Norden

Basics of Electric Chicago Blues Guitar

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

Hard Rock and Metal Unplugged

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Thursday with Dan Fulkerson

All the licks, all the tricks - but with minimal hearing loss.

Essential Blues-Rock Electric Guitar 1 Skills

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Sunday with Chris Winters

Expand techniques and your personal riff artillery within the framework of songs and progressions in the blues/rock idiom.

Essential Blues-Rock Electric Guitar Repertoire

Guitar  |  Group ClassAdvanced

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Sunday with Chris Winters

An ongoing class which develops repertoire in the blues/rock genre.

Beatles Acoustic

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Tuesday with Tommi Zender

Helter Skelter to Hare Krishna all acoustic

Beatles Fingerstyle Guitar

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Monday with Michael Miles

A splendid time is guaranteed for all.

Electric Blues Guitar: Texas Style

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

French Chanson Repertoire for Guitarists and Singers

Guitar  |  WorkshopIntermediateNew!

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($23 members)

Sunday with Staff

Heavy Metal Hits and Misses

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $200 ($190 members)

Tuesday with Dan Fulkerson

Explore a potpourri of heavy metal music.

How to Play Guitar in a Band

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Sunday with John Mead

Learn how to play with others it's different than playing by yourself!

Manouche Guitar Gypsy Style Melody

Guitar  |  WorkshopIntermediateNew!

110 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($23 members)

Saturday with Staff

Get your Django chops on.

Rockabilly Guitar Styles

Guitar  |  WorkshopIntermediateNew!

110 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($23 members)

Sunday with Staff

Cats and Kittens let's get ready, steady, GO!

Standards Made Easy

Guitar  |  Group ClassIntermediateNew!

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

Words & Music Songwriter Study: Leonard Cohen

Songwriting  |  Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $196 ($186 members)

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