We’re Glad You’re Here!

Welcome to Chicago’s most vibrant music and arts community! Since 1957, we’ve been bringing folks from every corner of the city to play music, sing, dance, listen and wiggle together.


The Season For Gift Certificates

Give the gift of music this holiday season! Great gifts for new parents to make musical memories in Wiggleworms classes or kickstart a guitar class adventure for the burgeoning musician in your life! Available to send via email, print-at-home or we will even mail it for you in a festive envelope.

Old Town School at Columbia College Chicago

A new partnership begins in the South Loop as Old Town School assumes responsibility for the Sherwood Community Music School. Returning Sherwood students can now register for private lessons and select classes and a full catalog of Old Town School at Columbia College Chicago classes and private lessons will be on sale this winter.

Wiggleworms® Holiday Fun & Drop-Ins

There’s no shortage of fun for Wiggleworms families this holiday season! Sing along with your favorite holiday songs at Holiday Wiggleworms (with both Christmas & Hanukkah themes.) Plus our weekly drop-in Wiggleworms Mixtape classes featuring a rotating cart of Wiggleworms teachers every Monday morning in Lincoln Park.


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.

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!

Resource Center

Housed in the basement of our Lincoln Avenue campus, the Resource Center holds a collection of over 25,000 commercial and archival recordings, videos, books, photos, documents and periodicals.

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.

Meet Our Teaching Artists

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