We're on summer break August 20 - September 3. Please view our break hours HERE

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.


Next Session Begins September 4th

It’s never too late to go back to school. End summer on a high note with our next session of group classes for adults, kids & teens beginning after Labor Day, the week of September 4th.

The Music Store's Garage Sale Week & Super Summer Sale Day

Everything in the Music Store (4544 N. Lincoln Ave.) will be on sale August 11 - 17, but the Super Summer Sale Day is Saturday, August 11 - get here early for the best finds: overstock, scratch and dings, off-rental instruments, busted stuff, new and used, and all kinds of items.


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, our Resource Center holds an archived collection of over 20,000 recordings, videos, books 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!