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Stay home. Keep Playing...Online!

We can’t wait to get back to making music and dancing on campus. In the meantime, many of our classes and lessons are currently running online. Thank you to our members, friends, students, and the supportive arts community in Chicago for persevering with us during this time.

New Classes Start March 1

A New Session Of Classes Starts the Week of March 1

Join in legendary Old Town School classes online this winter from wherever you are! Whether you’re brand new to playing an instrument or want to explore more advanced skills, there’s a class waiting for you.

Student Advisory Council Spotlight Night - Friday, March 5

Please join the Old Town School Student Advisory Council for a community showcase event! Featuring Tom Ryan, Ensemble class performances, and a Second Half Jam with Chris Corsale.

Upcoming Workshops

Don't miss out on our exciting online workshops with Jon Herington, Colby Maddox, Pibo Marquez, Amy Alvey & 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!