Express Yourself

Songwriting is a rewarding form of expression. 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.

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

Time to get this Songwriting party started now! »

Let some of Chicago's most talented songwriters kick start your personal musical expression. Maybe you have a melody in your head, a notebook of lyrics, or a chord progression that you keep playing; now is the time start piecing it all together.We offer exercises and assignment that will bring the music out of you.
Just Added - We are now offering Songwriting: Fundamentals at our 909 W. Armitage location Tuesdays at 6:30PM.

Songwriting: Fundamentals »   Steve Dawson »   Charles Kim »   Deanna Devore »   Songwriting: Continuing Work »   

Arranging Skills for Singer-Songwriters »

We are proud to announce a unique class with distinguished teaching artist Eric Lugosch. Eric is a longtime friend and teacher at the school whom we get to enjoy in the classroom when his schedule permits. Breathe fresh life into your compositions using skills that Eric will share in this exciting class. MONDAYS at 6:30pm

Arranging Skills for Songwriters »   Eric's website »   

All Originals Ensemble »

Here's an opportunity for songwriters to work in a band setting as participants work on each others compositions. It's an enlightening way to address song forms and arrangements. Hear where the ensemble will take your tune and help produce the tunes of others. All originals all the time. Tuesdays at 6:30PM.

All Originals Ensemble »   Charles Kim »   

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