Teachers at the Old Town School

Jonas Friddle

Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Ensembles, Band Coaching

Jonas Friddle is a North Carolina native with a history in the Appalachian music tradition and is an experienced performer on the Guitar, Banjo, Fiddle and Mandolin. After graduating from Berea College he spent a year abroad as a Watson Fellow studying community building through traditional music in Ireland, Scotland, Australia and Canada. He performs professionally with his group Jonas Friddle and the Majority (www.jonasfriddle.com).

Jonas' musical specialties include Old Time Music, Americana, Jug Band Blues, Modern Folk and Songwriting. He enjoys teaching all ages and has worked in several departments of the Old Town School of Folk Music including: Group Classes, Private Lessons, Adult and Youth Fiddle and Banjo, Wiggleworms and Summer Camp. Jonas feels music is an important part of his day to day life and loves being able to teach others to make it part of their lives as well.

Education: Berea College

Started at the Old Town School in January of 2008


Private Lessons in the 8-week session beginning 10/30/2017

Mondays 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm at 4545 N Lincoln Ave
Mondays 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm at 4545 N Lincoln Ave
Tuesdays 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm at 4545 N Lincoln Ave
Wednesdays 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave
Wednesdays 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave
Thursdays 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm at 4545 N Lincoln Ave
Fridays 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm at 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Private Lessons in the 8-week session beginning 01/08/2018

Mondays 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm at 4545 N Lincoln Ave
Mondays 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm at 4545 N Lincoln Ave
Tuesdays 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm at 4545 N Lincoln Ave
Wednesdays 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave
Wednesdays 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave
Thursdays 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm at 4545 N Lincoln Ave
Fridays 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm at 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Group Classes for the session beginning 01/08/2018

Beginning Strummers: 5 - 7 years with Jonas Friddle
for kids with birthdays between: 01/08/2010 and 01/08/2013
$376 ($356 members)
for 16 weeks
01/08/2018 – 04/23/2018Mondays · 4:00 PM – 4:55 PM4545 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Advanced Strummers: 5-7 years with Jonas Friddle
for kids with birthdays between: 01/08/2010 and 01/08/2013
$376 ($356 members)
for 16 weeks
01/08/2018 – 04/23/2018Mondays · 5:00 PM – 5:55 PM4545 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Kids’ Ensemble with Jonas Friddle · Geoff Dolce
for kids with birthdays between: 01/08/2006 and 01/08/2012
$212 ($202 members)
for 8 weeks
01/08/2018 – 02/26/2018Mondays · 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM4545 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Advanced Fiddle - Kids with Jonas Friddle · Anna Jacobson
for kids with birthdays between: 01/09/2005 and 01/09/2010
$424 ($404 members)
for 16 weeks
01/09/2018 – 04/24/2018Tuesdays · 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM4545 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Youth String Band with Jonas Friddle · Anna Jacobson
for kids with birthdays between: 01/09/2004 and 02/09/2010
$424 ($404 members)
for 16 weeks
01/09/2018 – 04/24/2018Tuesdays · 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM4545 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Old-Time Revival Ensemble with Jonas Friddle · Anna Jacobson
$222 ($212 members)
for 8 weeks
01/09/2018 – 02/27/2018Tuesdays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM4545 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Jug Band Ensemble with Jonas Friddle
$206 ($196 members)
for 8 weeks
01/10/2018 – 02/28/2018Wednesdays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM4545 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Band Coaching: Cowboy Jesus and The Sugar Bums with Jonas Friddle
for kids with birthdays between: 01/11/2004 and 01/11/2008
$212 ($202 members)
for 8 weeks
01/11/2018 – 03/01/2018Thursdays · 5:30 PM – 6:25 PM4544 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW

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