'Ukulele Classes

The `ukulele is a beloved instrument across genres and musical traditions, and it's easy to see why. It's versatile, sounds great whether you're playing by yourself or in a group, and it's very beginner-friendly. In fact, `ukulele is the instrument of choice for many classroom music teachers because of how fun and accessible it is for students of any ability level. Classes at the Old Town School teach the fundamentals through songs ranging from traditional Hawaiian songs to Tin Pan Alley to the contemporary uke styles found in folk, rock, and pop music.

Introduction to Ukulele

Beginner

Tuesday or Wednesday with Michael Hammerman or Liz Chidester

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Get started with the `ukulele by learning basic chords and strums at a pace designed for first-time players.

Ukulele 1

Beginner

Monday or Thursday with Jimmy Tomasello, Michael Hammerman or Liz Chidester

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Learn simple chords and play a song on the first night.

Ukulele 2

Intermediate

Monday, Wednesday or Thursday with Michael Hammerman or Liz Chidester

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Beatles for Ukulele

IntermediateNew!

Friday with Charles Kim

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Ukulele as Your Second Instrument

BeginnerNew!

Wednesday with Charles Kim

minutes  ·  Once a week for weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Ukulele 3: Ukulele Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Michael Hammerman

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Ukulele Jam

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Sunday with Liz Chidester

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $0 ($0 members)

Private Lesson Options

Our private lessons like our group classes run in 8-week sessions, however, you can begin private lessons during any week in the session. Please call our customer service folks at 773.728.6000 to register as private lesson availability is based upon individual teacher schedules.

Lessons are scheduled weekly, for 30, 45 or 60 minutes, and are available every day of the week at our Lincoln Square and Lincoln Park locations. Our experienced and professional faculty will work with you to develop an individualized program that helps you achieve your musical goals.

Stop in at either location or call the front desk at 773.728.6000 to register.


8-week Session Prices

$288 for 30 minutes ($278 for members)

$416 for 45 minutes ($401 for members)

$536 for 60 minutes ($516 for members)


Session & Registration Dates

8-week lessons: 06/25/2018 – 08/19/2018

Monday 05/21/18: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 06/04/18: Transfer registration

Wednesday 06/06/18: Open registration

8-week lessons: 09/03/2018 – 10/28/2018

Monday 07/16/18: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 07/30/18: Transfer registration

Wednesday 08/01/18: Open registration


Teachers

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Liz Chidester »
Ukulele, Wiggleworms, Voice, Piano

Geoff Dolce »
Violin, Fiddle, Guitar, Ukulele

Charles Kim »
Bass, Composition, Guitar, Songwriting, Ukulele

Shelley Miller »
Guitar, Songwriting, Ukulele, Wiggleworms Program

Jacob Sweet »
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Songwriting, Ukulele

Chris Winters »
Guitar, Ukulele