Blues Guitar



Learn authentic styles, electric or acoustic from our stable of professional players.

Deep in our souls we all have the blues to some extent. Tap into this basic human emotion and bring it out with musical expression. We provide classes in traditional acoustic blues and low down electric styles. In many ways, the blues are the measure of a player, super-charge your playing by learning from some of Chicago's finest.

3 Kings of the Blues Instrumentals »

Music from the Kings Albert, Freddie and of course B.B. This time around we are looking at instrumentals. Learn "Hideaway" "The Stumble" "Blues Boys Tune" "Cold Feet" and more. Steve Hutchins is a brillant player has taught and performed professionally for ages. We meet on Thursdays at 8:30. Be ready to burn!

3 Kings of the Blues Instrumentals »   Steve Hutchins »   

Basics of Electric Chicago Blues Guitar »

We're in Chicago the intergalactic home of the blues and the Old Town School is proud and pleased to have Steve Hutchins as part of our impressive roster of teaching artists. Steve is a highly respected player and has resume to prove it. He has developed a unique approach to Chicago blues.

Basics of Electric Chicago Blues Guitar »   Steve Hutchins »   

Essential Blues Rock Guitar »

Examine riffs, techniques, and tunes of the masters to help you develop your own style. From Albert King to SRV and back. Chris Winters is an amazing teaching artist who never "wastes a note". Spend some time with him and watch your playing improve.

SUNDAYS Rep class at noon Skills class at 1:30

Essential Blues/Rock Electric Guitar 1 Skills »   Essential Blues/Rock Electric Guitar Repertoire »   Chris Winters »   

List of All Blues Guitar Classes (21 found)

Guitar Forever with Holstein

Group ClassAdvanced

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Saturday with Ed Holstein

The one and only legendary folk icon, Ed Holstein holds court for acoustic guitarists.

3 Kings of the Blues Instrumentals

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Thursday with Steve Hutchins

We're working on instrumentals only this session… no reason to hideaway

Easy Licks and Rhythm Tricks

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Tuesday with Jon Spiegel

Go from good to WOW!!! in 8 weeks.

Overdrive 1 Electric Guitar Styles

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Thursday with Dan Fulkerson

Make the transition from acoustic to electric.

Overdrive 2 Electric Guitar Styles

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Tuesday with Dan Fulkerson

Enhancement medication for the electric guitarist.

Lead Guitar Basics

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Wednesday or Friday with Charles Kim or Dan Fulkerson

Get yourself ready to take a solo.

Slide Guitar Essentials

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Thursday with Jon Spiegel

Basic skills, techniques, and tunings will be covered.

Building Chord Vocabulary

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Thursday with Steve Hutchins

Learn to respond fearlessly to any chord chart.

Acoustic Blues Guitar 1

Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Saturday with Paul Kaye

Build a solid foundation

Acoustic Blues Guitar 2

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

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

Acoustic Blues Guitar 3

Group ClassAdvanced

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Saturday with Paul Kaye

With an emphasis on building a repertoire, this class continues to develop the style and techniques of the acoustic blues guitarist.

Blues Guitar Basics 1

Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

This and other musicianship classes are offered in rotation through the year. If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

Blues Guitar Basics 2

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Tuesday with Steve Levitt

Begin to improvise and learn more unique forms of the blues style.

Blues Guitar Performance

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

This class runs in rotation through the year.

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

Blues Fingerstyle 1

Group ClassBeginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

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

Blues Fingerstyle 2

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

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

Blues Fingerstyle 3

Group ClassAdvanced

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

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

Essential Blues/Rock Electric Guitar 1 Skills

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 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

Group ClassAdvanced

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Sunday with Chris Winters

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

Basics of Electric Chicago Blues Guitar

Group ClassIntermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $184 ($174 members)

Monday with Steve Hutchins

Learn lead and comping techniques of the major players of the Chicago blues style.

Blues Guitar Styles with Paul Geremia

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

110 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $35 ($33 members)

Sunday with Paul Geremia

Blues guitar legend Paul Geremia is possibly the greatest living performer of the East Coast and Texas fingerpicking and slide styles, on six and twelve strings. Join him for this one-time workshop!

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