Artist Specific Ensembles



Play the music of your favorite artist - in a band setting!

You've worked on your instrument for a spell. You play along with recordings. Now it's time to take it to the streets. Immerse yourself in the the works of a particular artist or music of a distinct era. Some artist specific ensemble classes concentrate on a particular recording , other groups take a general survey of a musician's oeuvre. Get better playing the music that means something to you and have fun sharing with others who have similar tastes.

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List of All Artist Specific Ensembles (35 found)

‘60s Classics Ensemble

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Wednesday or Saturday with Steve Levitt

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

‘80s Alternative Ensemble

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Thursday with John Mead

Explore music that wasn't on MTV.

‘90s Ensemble

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $222 ($212 members)

Tuesday with Andrea Bunch

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

Ensemble Basics

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Tuesday or Saturday with Charles Kim

Get your act together before joining an ensemble or group.

New Americana Ensemble

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Monday with Alton Smith

Hey Ho and all points in between

Sunshine Pop

Group ClassIntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Thursday with Cathy Norden

Beatles Acoustic Ensemble

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Tuesday with Tommi Zender

Deep cuts and favorites from from John, Paul et. al

Daytime Beatles Ensemble

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Friday with Steve Levitt

Session 4 Let It Be Session 5 Abbey Road

Beatles Ensemble

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Wednesday with Steve Levitt

Session 5 Abbey Road

Beatles for Beginners

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Thursday with Charles Kim

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

Black Keys/White Stripes Ensemble

Group ClassIntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Tuesday with Dan Fulkerson

Tom Petty Ensemble

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Thursday with John Mead

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

Women's Rock Ensemble

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Saturday with Shelley Miller

Rockin' music by women for everyone Session 5: The 70s

Classic Album Ensemble

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Saturday with Charles Kim

Session 6: “Raw Power” by The Stooges

Merge Records Ensemble

Group ClassIntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Saturday with Shelley Miller

Arcade Fire, Magnetic Fields, Neutral Milk Hotel and more

Concept - Soundtrack Album Ensemble

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Thursday with Steve Levitt

Session 5: Moondance LP by Van Morrison

Eclectic Electric Ensemble

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $222 ($212 members)

Wednesday with Steve Doyle or Tommi Zender

We can take this bus anywhere you want.

Women's Acoustic Ensemble

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Monday with Andrea Bunch

Come together to celebrate popular music by women from all eras.

Folk-Rock Acoustic Ensemble

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Wednesday with Tommi Zender

Work on licks, harmonies, arrangements and more.

Grateful Dead Ensemble

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Thursday with Steve Levitt

Come join Uncle Steve's band

Here and Now Ensemble

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Monday with Randy Morris or Andrea Bunch

Just what it says, contemporary music.

Husker Du Ensemble

Group ClassIntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Saturday with Shelley Miller

Iron Maiden Ensemble

Group ClassIntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Tuesday with Dan Fulkerson

Jam Band Ensemble

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Monday with Jon Wall

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

One Hit Wonders Ensemble

Group ClassIntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Monday with Alton Smith

Poets of Pop Ensemble

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Wednesday with Bill Brickey

We're paying attention to both lyrics and groove.

Punk Ensemble

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Sunday with Shelley Miller

gabba gabba hey

R&B Ensemble

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Wednesday with John Mead

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

Reggae Ensemble

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Thursday with Gregg Ostrom

Come get you some ska, rocksteady, roots reggae, and dancehall from the great nation of Jamaica.

Rockabilly Ensemble

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Tuesday with Jacob Sweet

Join this rootsy band comprised of a combination of R&B mixed with country influences.

Soul Ensemble

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $222 ($212 members)

Thursday with Alton Smith or Bill Brickey

Session 3: The music of Muscle Shoals- Aretha, Wilson, Clarence and more

Windy City Ensemble

Group ClassIntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Sunday with Andrea Bunch

Connect with your metropolitan roots!

Yacht Rock Ensemble

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Thursday with Cathy Norden

it'll keep you runnin'

Wilco Ensemble

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Tuesday with Bob Goins

If you feel like singing a song and you want other people to sing along…

Songs and Stories from a Chicago Folk Icon

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

This class is offered on a rotating basis.
If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

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