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.

21st Century Banjo Repertoire

Advanced

Tuesday with Matt Brown

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

Learn to play some of your favorite contemporary songs on the banjo!

Bluegrass Banjo 4: Earl Scruggs

Advanced

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

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

Paul McCartney Bass Style

Intermediate

Saturday with Harlan Terson

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

Take your playing up another notch by learning the bass lines of a master.

‘60s Classics Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday or Saturday with Steve Levitt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

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

‘80s Ensemble

Intermediate

Thursday with John Mead

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Celebrate a decade of multiplicity

‘90s Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Andrea Bunch

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Whatever, dude. East Village, East London, Eastern Europe, East Building.

Ensemble Basics

Intermediate

Tuesday with Charles Kim

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Get your act together before joining an ensemble or group.

Eagles (and other flying objects) Ensemble

Intermediate

Monday with Steve Levitt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

You can check in anytime you like.

New Americana Ensemble

Intermediate

Monday with Alton Smith

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Hey Ho and all points in between

Arabic Music Master Class with Simon Shaheen

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Saturday with Simon Shaheen

120 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $35 ($32 members)

Beach Boys Ensemble

Intermediate

Thursday with Cathy Norden

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Take your ensemble playing and harmony singing skills to a higher level with the music of a true genius, Brian Wilson.

Beatles Acoustic Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Tommi Zender

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Deep cuts and favorites from from John, Paul, et al.

Daytime Beatles Ensemble

Intermediate

Friday with Steve Levitt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Beatles Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Steve Levitt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

A splendid time is guaranteed Session 5: “Beatles ‘65” Session 6 “Beatles VI”

Beatles for Beginners

Intermediate

Thursday with Charles Kim

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

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

Bob Dylan Ensemble

Intermediate

Saturday with Jimmy Tomasello

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

There's always lots to discover when working with Dylan's music.
Session 5 Blood On The Tracks Session 6 Time Out of Mind

Soul Ensemble

Intermediate

Thursday with Alton Smith or Bill Brickey

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $222 ($212 members)

Session 5; All Stevie Wonder

Classic Album Ensemble

Intermediate

Saturday with Charles Kim

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Session 5: Brian Eno "Before And After Science"
Session 6: Captain Beefheart "Clear Spot"

Merge Records Ensemble

Intermediate

Saturday with Shelley Miller

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Arcade Fire, Magnetic Fields, Neutral Milk Hotel and more

Concept - Soundtrack Album Ensemble

Intermediate

Thursday with Steve Levitt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Session 5 The Blues Brothers Movie Soundtrack
Session 6 The Rutles Songbook

David Bowie Ensemble

Intermediate

Thursday with John Mead

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Oh you pretty things..where are we now?

Eclectic Electric Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Steve Doyle or Tommi Zender

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $222 ($212 members)

We can take this bus anywhere you want.

Women's Acoustic Ensemble

Intermediate

Monday with Andrea Bunch

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Come together to celebrate popular music by women from all eras.

Folk-Rock Acoustic Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Tommi Zender

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Work on licks, harmonies, arrangements and more.

Grateful Dead Ensemble

Intermediate

Thursday with Steve Levitt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Come join Uncle Steve's band

Hendrix Ensemble

Advanced

Saturday with Bob Goins

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Timeless music from the God of Guitar Gods

Here and Now Ensemble

Intermediate

Monday with Randy Morris or Andrea Bunch

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $222 ($212 members)

Just what it says, contemporary music.

Jam Band Ensemble

Intermediate

Monday with Jon Wall

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Let's kick out the jams and get better while we're at it.

Joni Mitchell Ensemble

IntermediateNew!

Sunday with Andrea Bunch

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Take on the music of one of the greatest of songwriters.

Matador Records Ensemble

IntermediateNew!

Saturday with Shelley Miller

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Music of 1968 Plugged In Ensemble

IntermediateNew!

Thursday with Dan Fulkerson

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $166 ($166 members)

Tune in, plug in and drop out.

Pearl Jam Ensemble

IntermediateNew!

Tuesday with Dan Fulkerson

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Time to get your grunge on Jeremy…

Poets of Pop Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Bill Brickey

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

We're paying attention to both lyrics and groove.

Punk Ensemble

Intermediate

Sunday with Shelley Miller

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

gabba gabba hey Session 5: Punk (new millennium)

R&B Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with John Mead

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Immerse yourself into the work of an artist or musical movement.
Session 5 Sly and the Family Stone

Reggae Ensemble

Intermediate

Reggae Ensemble is taking a few sessions off. 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 ($196 members)

Rockabilly Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Jacob Sweet

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

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

Songs of Protest, Struggle and Hope Ensemble

Open to AllNew!

Thursday with Michael O'Toole

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $156 ($156 members)

Wilco Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Bob Goins

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

If you feel like singing a song and you want other people to sing along…

The Music & Life of Turlough O'Carolan Series

WorkshopIntermediate

Saturday with Aislinn Gagliardi

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($24 members)

Learn a Kenny Baker Fiddle Tune

WorkshopAdvancedNew!

Saturday with Matt Brown

120 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($24 members)

Basics of Electric Chicago Blues Guitar

Intermediate

Monday with Steve Hutchins

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

Learn lead and comping techniques of the major players of the Chicago blues style.

West Side Chicago Blues Style

Intermediate

Thursday with Steve Hutchins

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

Fire up the Barbecue and let's do this right!

Essential Blues-Rock Electric Guitar Skills

Intermediate

Sunday with Chris Winters

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

Expand techniques and your personal riff artillery within the framework of songs and progressions in the blues/rock idiom.

Essential Blues-Rock Electric Guitar Repertoire

Advanced

Sunday with Chris Winters

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

An ongoing class which develops repertoire in the blues/rock genre.

Sinatra on Guitar

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  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Fingerstyle Jukebox

IntermediateNew!

Monday with Michael Miles

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

Let your fingers do the singing

Advancing Guitar: Licks and Tricks

Advanced

Tuesday with John Mead

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

Learn approaches to the fingerboard designed to improve your playing

Beatles Fingerstyle 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  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Fingerstyle Guitar of Jim Croce

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Saturday with Michael Henson

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($24 members)

Guitar Study Hall

Open to All

Monday or Wednesday with Steve Levitt

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $0 ($0 members)

A free Q & A with one of the school's renown guitar gurus. COME BY AND WE'LL HELP PLACE YOU IN THE PROGRAM

Johnny Cash Songbook

IntermediateNew!

Monday with Ed Holstein

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

3 Kings of the Blues

Intermediate

Thursday with Steve Hutchins

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

BB, Freddy and Albert

Steve Goodman Songbook

Intermediate

Sunday with Ed Holstein

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($92 members)

Learn the tunes of one of Chicago's favorites from one of his dearest friends.

Extended Play: Harmonica

IntermediateNew!

Wednesday, Thursday or Friday with Skip Landt

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