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.


Armitage 50th Anniversary - Saturday, September 22, 7:00 PM

Celebrating 50 years of musical history at 909 W. Armitage in Lincoln Park!

Back to School Sale at the Music Store - Through September 23

Great deals on all your musical needs for the upcoming school year!

Fall Open House - Friday, October 5, 7:00 PM

This evening of FREE workshops and jams, dancing, sample classes and performances is a great introduction to our community for newcomers and an opportunity for longtime friends to try something new.


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!