StoryCorps & Old Town School

Sample Questions to Help You Get Started

  • How did you originally become involved with the Old Town School of Folk Music?
  • For students: What classes and instruments did you study at the Old Town School?
  • For teachers: What classes and instruments did you teach at the Old Town School?
  • For teachers: What are you most proud of as a teacher? Why does it make you feel proud?
  • Why did you start coming to classes or concerts at Old Town School?
  • Was there a particular teacher who had a big influence on you? What are some of the most important lessons that person taught you?
  • Tell me about some favorite stories from your time at the Old Town School.
  • How has the Old Town School influenced your life? Tell me about any particular people who influenced you, either personally or professionally. Share examples of how they impacted you.
  • Turn the tables: Tell the person you’re interviewing what they’ve meant to you.

Email the Resource Center for more information or to schedule an interview for this ongoing project.

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