Teachers at the Old Town School

Shoji Naito

Guitar, Harmonica (Blues & Jazz)

Styles - Blues, Jazz

Techniques - Basic Techniques: Music Theory, Reading Music, Rhythm Instruction, Ear Training

Shoji enjoys teaching blues guitar, ukulele, and harmonica to students of all levels. He gears his lessons to the individual student, with an emphasis on basic music theory, reading music, rhythm instruction, ear training, and having fun while playing!

Shoji has toured regularly with the Eddy (The Chief) Clearwater Blues Band since 2004, appearing on TV, radio, and stages around the world. Shoji has been teaching lessons since 2002. He has also served as accompanist for the SPAH harmonica convention, Jon Gindick Harmonica Jam Camp, and David Barrett's Harmonica Masterclass Workshops. He enjoys sharing his expertise and love of music with all his students.

Education: Shoji graduated Columbia College Chicago with a B.A. in music in 2002.

Started at the Old Town School in January of 2007


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

Mondays 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm at 4545 N Lincoln Ave

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

Mondays 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm at 4545 N Lincoln Ave

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