Guitar Program



Welcome to the largest, longest running group guitar program in the world!

Beginners are encouraged to start within our Core Guitar Program.

Click for the "How to Choose the Right Core Guitar Class" PDF.

We are proud to offer a wide range of group classes in various styles and levels of play.

If you'd like some guidance with regards to which class or what level to enroll in, please contact our Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello at 773.751.3371.

Weekday Morning Classes »

Hey there early birds, retirees, second shifters, where else but the Old Town School Of Folk Music will you find a rich program of Guitar, Fiddle, Mandolin, Harmonica and Voice classes available on weekdays! Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10:00 AM walk through our halls and hear the sounds of singing, strumming, and sawing. Gospel, folk, old timey, pop, rock, blues - you name it, someone is teaching it and others are learning with joy.

Core Guitar Classes »   Fiddle & Cello Program »   Voice Program »   Harmonica Program »   Mandolin Program »   

Guitar Fingerboard Theory »

A highly recommended class for all students of the guitar. Examine the fundamentals of music theory from the perspective of the guitarist. Let our skilled instructors share insights into building scales and chords and finding ways to move up the neck of your instrument. Open to students at the Guitar 2 level and above.

Available Mondays and Tuesdays at 6:30 PM, Sundays at 2:00 PM, and Mondays and Fridays at noon.

Guitar Fingerboard Theory »   

Stop by Our Free Guitar Study Hall »

MONDAYS at 5:30 PM or WEDNESDAYS at 5:30 PM

Bring questions about your skill level or any items on the guitar that you are being challenged by. Our resident guitar sherpa, Steve Levitt is there to help you on your journey.

Find him Mondays at 5:30 PM in the West building in B7 aka "The Levittorium." On Wednesdays at 5:30 PM, the wisdom flows in the East building E229.

Read Steve's bio »    »   

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