Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test required for entry. 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 January 3

Holiday Fun - Great Gifts, Workshops, Events & More!

Old Town School is the perfect gift for the holidays. Gift certificates are good for classes, concerts & the Music Store! We make it easy to email directly to the recipient or we'll even drop it in the mail for you.

Check out all the great holiday fun we have to offer this season. Need artists for a holiday party? Looking for drop-in workshops? From special events to gift guides and much more, Old Town School is the place to be this holiday season

Harris Gallery Fall Exhibition

Two incredible, Chicago-based artists, Jon Langford and Robert Irving III, display their visual art together in this very special exhibit at our Lincoln Square campus.

Free & open to the public but registration is required for entry into the building: Friday & Saturday afternoons through December 19. Prints and originals are available for purchase through the Old Town School Music Store.

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.

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!