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News From Old Town School

Current events, press releases, and important information happening on campus and across the Old Town School universe!

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Recent press and media alerts from Old Town School.

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Square Roots 2024 Dates Announced!

Get ready! Our real nice music & craft beer street fest is coming back to Lincoln Square July 12-14.

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Fretboard Summit Returns to Old Town School

Old Town School and Fretboard Journal present a 3-day guitar extravaganza from August 23-25, packed with concerts, hands-on workshops, luthier showcases, and much more.

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End-of-Session Celebrations

With student showcases every day of Week 8, plus newly added opportunities to jam, party, and more, there are tons of ways to celebrate your progress at the end of the class session!

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Rental Instrument Reservations Now Available Online

Need a rental for your upcoming class? Reservations can now be made and managed through the Old Town School Music Store online portal.

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Check Out the Calendar

Stay up-to-date on the latest concerts, workshops, and special events happening across the Old Town School!

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Catch Your Favorite Teaching Artists Playing Around Chicagoland!

Check out our teaching artists and community members playing LIVE around town in concert halls, pubs, festivals, parks, libraries, and everywhere in between.

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Hire Us!

The Old Town School now offers a wide array of entertainment for all ages and occasions by talented, professional artists.

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Health & Safety Measures - Together, In Tune

We take the health and safety of our community very seriously. Please read our updated policies for visiting our campuses.

Health & Safety Policy

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.