Youth String Band

$212 ($202 members) · 60 minutes · Weekly for 8 weeks · 7-12 years

Join this exploration of Old Time and Americana music for advanced string players.

Our advanced kids’ ensembles are great for kids who are looking to expand their playing experience. As a part of the ensemble, students pursue their instrument while learning to play in a group. Ensemble playing gives students a greater sense of their instruments’ role and allows them to express individuality in a group. The experience of playing in a band or ensemble reinforces and rejuvenates kids’ musical learning.

Our Advanced Kids’ Ensembles are great for students advancing out of their group classes and/or a perfect complement to private lessons.

Check out Maria and Jonas playing Old Time Music


For stringed instruments only - fiddle, guitar, banjo, and mandolin. Teacher recommendation required.This class is great for all kids playing at a Kids Guitar 4 or Advanced Fiddle level; students should be consistent and strong with their posture and instrument setup/placement; students should also be taking a complementary private lesson or class on their primary instrument. For specific questions regarding leveling, please contact Kids’ Music Program Manager,

Special Info

Must have teacher recommendation to join this advanced performance ensemble.

Instruments: Banjo, Bass-Upright, Fiddle, Guitar, Jarana, Mandolin, Viola, Violin, Cello

Class Schedules and Availability

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