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Artist-Specific Classes

We offer a variety of classes focussing on the repertoire of specific musical artists - look for options in an ensemble setting or on a specific instrument.

Fingerstyle Workshop Series with Michael J. Miles

WorkshopIntermediate

Monday with Michael Miles

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($23 members)

Location: Online

Bluegrass Banjo 4: Earl Scruggs

Advanced

Thursday with Chris Walz

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Earl Scruggs was the father of Bluegrass Banjo and this class will study his style by learning tunes from the album “Foggy Mountain Banjo”.

Location: Online

Clawhammer Banjo Workshops with Michael J. Miles

WorkshopIntermediate

Monday with Michael Miles

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($23 members)

Michael presents his compelling arrangements with the kind of detail that demystifies complexity and establishes pathways for students to arrange their own works.

Location: Online

Earl Scruggs: New Treasures

IntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $99 ($89 members)

Black Cowboys: A Workshop and Song Share with Dom Flemons

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Thursday with Staff

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $40 ($35 members)

Location: Online

The ‘80s Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Andrea Bunch

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Celebrate the decade that brought us big-hair, breakdancing and space invaders.

Location: Online

‘80s Pop Metal

Intermediate

Tuesday with Dan Fulkerson

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Break out your spandex and hairspray.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Acoustic Zeppelin Songbook

Intermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Alt-Country Ensemble

Intermediate

Saturday with Shelley Miller

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Calling all cowboys & cowgirls we're twanging our way thru some great material.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

New Americana Ensemble

Intermediate

Monday with Alton Smith

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Hey Ho and all points in between

Location: Lincoln Park - Armitage Ave

Bad Boys Songbook

IntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Bandleading 101 with Steve Hashimoto

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Saturday with Staff

150 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $35 ($30 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Beatles Acoustic Songbook

Intermediate

Tuesday with Tommi Zender

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Location: Lincoln Park - Armitage Ave

Beatles for Beginners

Intermediate

Thursday with Charles Kim

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

The music of the Fab Four simplified for those who have only played a short while.

Location: Online

Daytime Beatles Ensemble

Intermediate

Friday with Steve Levitt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)


Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Beatles Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Tom Ryan

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

]Session 5: Help! Session 6: Rubber Soul


Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

‘60s Classics Ensemble

Intermediate

Saturday with Steve Levitt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

You call the tune; we'll learn the tune.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Ensemble

Intermediate

Monday with Steve Levitt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Learn the licks, the harmonies and the tunings.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Eclectic Electric Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Tommi Zender

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

We can take this bus anywhere you want.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Ensemble Basics

Intermediate

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Folk-Rock Acoustic Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Tommi Zender

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Work on licks, harmonies, arrangements a great mix of artists and songs

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Grateful Dead Ensemble

Intermediate

Thursday with Steve Levitt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Come join Uncle Steve's band

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Here and Now Ensemble

Intermediate

Monday with Randy Morris or Andrea Bunch

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $222 ($202 members)

Just what it says, contemporary music.

Location: Online

History of Rock Ensemble

IntermediateNew!

Thursday with John Mead

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Hot Club Repertoire Ensemble

Intermediate

Monday with Rick Veras

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Jazz Improv Fundamentals: Listening and Playing

Intermediate

Thursday with Michael Nearpass

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Poets of Pop Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Bill Brickey

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

We're paying attention to both lyrics and groove.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Punk Ensemble

Intermediate

Saturday with Shelley Miller

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

gabba gabba hey

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Rockabilly Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Jacob Sweet

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Join this rootsy band comprised of a combination of R&B mixed with country influences.

Location: Online

Soul Ensemble

Intermediate

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $222 ($202 members)

Women's Acoustic Songbook

Intermediate

Wednesday with Paula McKernan

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Celebrate great music written and performed by women.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Basics of Electric Chicago Blues Guitar

Intermediate

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Essential Blues-Rock Electric Guitar Skills

Intermediate

This and other musicianship classes are offered in rotation thru the year. If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Essential Blues-Rock Electric Guitar Repertoire

Advanced

This and other musicianship classes are offered in rotation thru the year. If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Beatles Fingerstyle

Intermediate

Monday with Michael Miles

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $99 ($89 members)

A splendid time is guaranteed for all.

Location: Online

3 Kings of the Blues Instrumentals

Intermediate

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Hard Rock Unplugged

Intermediate

Thursday with Dan Fulkerson

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

All the licks, all the tricks - but with minimal hearing loss.

Location: Lincoln Park - Armitage Ave

From Chords to Riffs

Intermediate

Wednesday or Thursday with John Mead

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Learn approaches to the fingerboard designed to improve your playing

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Autumn Beatles Songbag: Lennon's 80th Birthday w/Tommi Zender

WorkshopIntermediate

Friday with Tommi Zender

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $20 ($18 members)

Come together right now over leaves.

Location: Online

Fingerpicking Classic Chicago Blues

Intermediate

Wednesday with Paul Kaye

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $99 ($89 members)

Learn to do like the old masters

Location: Online

Fingerpicking Guitar - Beyond Basic Picking Patterns

IntermediateNew!

Saturday with Randy Morris

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Short and Sweet Solos Made Easy

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Saturday with Nikki O'Neill

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($23 members)

ind your way around the fretboard with more confidence

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Muriel Anderson Workshop: Finding Your Own Voice On the Guitar

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Sunday with Staff

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $35 ($30 members)

Location: Online

Radiohead Songbook

IntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Trace Bundy Workshop: Thinking Outside the Box with Innovative Techniques for Your Acoustic Guitar Toolbox

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Thursday with Staff

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $40 ($35 members)

Location: Online

Songs of the Great Singer-Songwriters

Intermediate

Tuesday with Ed Holstein

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Learn and be inspired by a study of masterful songwriting

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Extended Play:Folk/Country/Blues Harmonica

Intermediate

Thursday with Skip Landt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Join along to improve your playing more and more.

Location: Online

Songwriting for the Non-Songwriting Guitarist

BeginnerNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)