Teachers at the Old Town School

Liz Chidester

`Ukulele, Songwriting

Liz's classrooms are calm but playful, and encourage new friendships. While everyone learns at a different pace and has different strengths, Liz believes we can all find a way to play together.

Liz Chidester, from the mountains of Virginia, moved to Chicago in the winter of 2013 and has immersed herself in the Chicago music, theatre, and arts education scene ever since. She released her debut folk album People Pumping Pedals in 2014 under CAU Dog Records, her intimate EP Otter Hill in 2015, and her third release Progress into Simplicity with her band Liz and the Lovelies in March 2017. She has worked with Sideshow Theatre Company, Mercury Theatre, Theatre at the Center, Refuge Theatre Project, and the Chicago Children's Theatre as an actor and collaborator. She was a Midwestern Finalist in NPR’s NewSong Songwriting Contest 2014, nominated for Best Female Vocalist in the Chicago Music Awards 2015, and was a finalist in the NewSong Leaf Songwriter Competition 2016. Before moving to Chicago, she was singing all over the world with Carnival Cruise Lines and Holland America Line. Liz has her BM from James Madison University in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

Started at the Old Town School in May of 2015


Private Lessons in the 8-week session beginning 09/04/2017

Tuesdays 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Group Classes for the session beginning 09/04/2017

Ukulele 2 with Liz Chidester
Note: this class will start late on September 18 and run for 6 weeks.
$148 ($138 members)
for 6 weeks
09/18/2017 – 10/23/2017Mondays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM4545 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Ukulele 1 with Liz Chidester
$172 ($163 members)
for 7 weeks
09/11/2017 – 10/23/2017Mondays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM4545 N Lincoln AveClass is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info
Mixed Age Wiggleworms with Liz Chidester
for kids with birthdays between: 10/05/2012 and 04/05/2017
$190 ($176 members)
for 10 weeks
09/12/2017 – 11/14/2017Tuesdays · 9:30 AM – 10:15 AMWest LoopREGISTER NOW
Introduction to Ukulele with Liz Chidester
$196 ($186 members)
for 8 weeks
09/10/2017 – 10/29/2017Sundays · 10:00 AM – 11:20 AM4545 N Lincoln AveClass is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info
Mixed Age Wiggleworms with Liz Chidester
for kids with birthdays between: 10/12/2012 and 04/12/2017
$190 ($176 members)
for 10 weeks
09/12/2017 – 11/14/2017Tuesdays · 10:30 AM – 11:15 AMWest LoopREGISTER NOW

Group Classes for the session beginning 10/30/2017

Ukulele 2 with Liz Chidester
Note: this class will start late on September 18 and run for 6 weeks.
$196 ($186 members)
for 8 weeks
10/30/2017 – 12/18/2017Mondays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM4545 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Ukulele 1 with Liz Chidester
$196 ($186 members)
for 8 weeks
10/30/2017 – 12/18/2017Mondays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM4545 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Introduction to Ukulele with Liz Chidester
$172 ($163 members)
for 7 weeks
11/05/2017 – 12/24/2017Sundays · 10:00 AM – 11:20 AM4545 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW

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