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Lincoln Square Campus

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West – 4544 N Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60625

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East – 4545 N Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60625

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Featured classes in Lincoln Square

Learn to play music in a welcoming, social environment! Old Town School of Folk Music’s Lincoln Square campus offers group classes and private lessons tailored for all ages and skill levels. Embark on your musical journey, acquire new skills, or enhance your proficiency in a wide range of instruments, dance styles, and vocal techniques.

Adult Classes

Come to learn, meet new people, and have FUN! Whether you’re a total beginner or the best on the block there’s a place – and a class – for you.

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Kids Classes

Explore a variety of classes tailored for young musicians at every age and stage. Give them the opportunity to build creativity, confidence, and community!

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Experience the joy of family music-making in these popular early childhood classes designed for babies and toddlers (and their caregivers)!

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Private Lessons

Reach your music goals with individualized programs and one-on-one learning with our talented teaching artists.

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Public Transportation

Public transportation is highly recommended for class & concert attendees!


CTA Brown Line Western Stop

Station Info


Blocks away from these CTA bus stops:

Parking for Lincoln Square Campus

The Old Town School Parking Lot is just south of our East Building, just behind the City Lot (you have to go through the city lot to get to it). Pay at the gate by credit card only. Space is limited.

Additional parking options:

Blocks away from these CTA bus stops:

  • City Lot at 4515 N. Lincoln Avenue. LAZ fees apply.
  • Free parking around Welles Park.
  • City Lot at Western and Leland. LAZ fees apply.
  • Metered street parking on Lincoln or Western Avenues.
  • Standard Parking Ravenswood Garage, 4501 N. Damen (between Sunnyside & Wilson Avenues - 10 minute walk to the School), $6 Flat Rate after 4:00PM

More about Lincoln Square

In a city well-known for diversity, Lincoln Square stands out as an especially vibrant cultural crossroads. This European-style neighborhood is host to many one-of-a-kind shops, restaurants, and cafés that reflect the neighborhood’s wide appeal as an unforgettable place to shop, eat, drink, and visit.

Additional Resources via Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce

Our Lincoln Square facilities are Americans with Disabilities Act compliant.

Wheelchair & Stroller Accessible Entrance

A wheelchair and stroller ramp is available through the back entrance of the West building at 4527 N Oakley Ave. Please ring the bell for access.

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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!

Class Policies

Read about our policies around class refunds, credits, and applicable discounts.

Upcoming Workshops

Workshops are special, one-time educational experiences of music and dance with master teachers from around the world and at the Old Town School.

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.

Financial Aid Available

We provide financial aid to both children and adults for private lessons and group classes based on financial need.

Rental Instruments At Our Music Store

You don’t have to own an instrument to join our classes. You are able to apply a percentage of your rental fee toward a purchase of a new instrument too!


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.