Effective August 16, 2021, proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test is required for attendees ages 12 and up for entry to all in-person events, concerts, and classes. View our Health and Safety page for full details.
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Together Again - In Person Or Online!

We can’t wait to dance and play music with you! We are now offering in-person classes, and online classes are still available for those who want to join the fun from home.

New Classes Start August 30

A New Session Starts the Week of August 30

Join us this fall in Lincoln Square, Lincoln Park, the South Loop, or online. Whether you’re brand new to playing an instrument or want to explore more advanced skills, there’s a class waiting for you.

Health & Safety Measures - Together, In Tune

While we are excited to make music together in person again, we take the health and safety of our community very seriously. Please read our updated policies for visiting our campuses, as proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test is required for entry for all classes, concerts & events.

Upcoming Workshops

Don't miss out on our exciting workshops with Nikki O'Neill, Hubby Jenkins, Dom Flemons, Michael J. Miles & more.

Online Class Info

Tips and information for the best class experience in the new virtual world.

Meet Our Teaching Artists

Over 250 of the most talented artists in Chicago ready to inspire you in classes and lessons!


A great way to get more involved with Old Town School, supporting our mission providing arts education for everyone. Member benefits include class discounts, gifts and early access for concert tickets.

Directions & Campuses

You have to get here to be here! Easy access to our campuses via public transportation in both Lincoln Square and Lincoln Park.

Private Lessons

Get the personal attention that benefits your growth as a musician. Weekly 30-, 45-, and 60-minute varieties available for beginners or experienced players.

Hire Our Artists

Our artist engagement services offers a wide array of entertainment for any occasion by talented, professional artists. Everything from soloists to 11-piece bands, we can help take your event to the next level and help support the school at the same time!