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.

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

21st Century Banjo Repertoire

Advanced

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

Bluegrass Banjo 4: Earl Scruggs

Advanced

Thursday with Chris Walz

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 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”.

Clawhammer Banjo: Pete and Woody

AdvancedNew!

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

Basslines For An Endless Summer

Intermediate

Saturday with Harlan Terson

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

A little bit of soul, a little bit of surf pack your bathing suit.

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 3: ‘More 60s soul divas! R&B chart-toppers, crossover hits, and near misses by great like Etta James, Gloria Jones, and others.

Mellow Gold Ensemble

Intermediate

Monday with Cathy Norden or Steve Dawson

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

Have you ever been mellow? Here's your chance.

‘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.

‘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.

4AD Ensemble

IntermediateNew!

Saturday with Shelley Miller

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

St. Vincent, The Pixies, The National and MORE

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.

Cream Ensemble

IntermediateNew!

Saturday with Bob Goins

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

White Room, Crossroads I'm So Glad and all the hits

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

Simon & Garfunkel Ensemble

Intermediate

Monday with Steve Levitt

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

Old Friends, Bookends hone your duo chops Session 3 Solo Paul

The Band Ensemble: Last Waltz

Intermediate

Thursday with Steve Levitt

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

Take a load off and celebrate music from the band that couldn't come up with a name.

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)

Good daytime -sunshine

Beatles Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Steve Levitt

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

Session 4 Revolver

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.

Fleetwood Mac Ensemble

Intermediate

Thursday with John Mead

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

Learn, study and perform the music of everyone's favorite band of divorcees.

Honky Tonk Angels

Intermediate

There are no classes scheduled right now. Please check back.

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

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)

Soul Ensemble

Intermediate

Thursday with Alton Smith or Bill Brickey

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

Session 2: Number 1 records thru the years

The Two Johnnies Ensemble

IntermediateNew!

Tuesday with Bob Goins or Ed Holstein

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

We're talking John Prine and Johnny Cash.

Thin Lizzy Ensemble

IntermediateNew!

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

Great Setlists from JamBandLand

IntermediateNew!

Monday with Jon Wall

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

Session 4 Jerry Garcia acoustic Oregon State Penitentiary 5/5/1982

Chicago Folk Scene: Songs and Stories

IntermediateNew!

Monday with Ed Holstein

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $151.5 ($142 members)

Join the Folk Icon and find out how things were back in the day.

The Kinks Klass

IntermediateNew!

Wednesday with Tommi Zender

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

Klassics, Kronicles and Kontinuos Kinkdom

Classic Album Ensemble

Intermediate

Saturday with Charles Kim

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

Classic Country Ensemble

Intermediate

Sunday with Alton Smith or Steve Dawson

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

Calling all cowboys and cowgirls we're heading down Nashville way for the good old songs.

Punk Ensemble

Intermediate

Sunday with Shelley Miller

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

gabba gabba hey Session 3: The 80s

The Wrecking Crew Ensemble: Hal Blaine Edition

Intermediate

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

David Byrne Ensemble

IntermediateNew!

Monday with Randy Morris or Andrea Bunch

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

You may find yourself having a wonderful musical time…

Eclectic Electric Ensemble

Intermediate

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

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  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Women's Acoustic Ensemble

Intermediate

Monday or Tuesday with Paula McKernan or Deanna Devore

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.

Fountains of Wayne

IntermediateNew!

Tuesday with Dan Fulkerson

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

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

Joni Mitchell Ensemble

Intermediate

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.

Muppets Mania

Intermediate

Tuesday with Charles Kim

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 All

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

Sunshine Pop

Intermediate

Thursday with Cathy Norden

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

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  ·  $202 ($192 members)

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.

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)

Hard Rock Acoustic

Intermediate

Thursday with Dan Fulkerson

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

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

Acoustic Zeppelin

Intermediate

Tuesday with John Mead

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

Study Page's acoustic songs and instrumentals in both standard and open guitar tunings.

Fingerstyle Jukebox

Intermediate

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

Intermediate

Thursday with John Mead

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

Learn approaches to the fingerboard designed to improve your playing

Acoustic Blues Clinic: Piedmont, Delta and Chicago

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Friday with Mark Dvorak, Donna Herula or Jon Shain

360 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $120 ($100 members)

Enhance your blues guitar playing with this vital clinic.

Elton John Songbag

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Friday with Alton Smith

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

Come sing and play a handful of classic Rocketman numbers.

Billy Joel Songbook for Guitar

IntermediateNew!

Tuesday with Chris Corsale

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

The piano man on guitar…start your own fire

Out Rock Songbag

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Friday with Shelley Miller

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

Get proud, get loud!

Strumming In Open D

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Sunday with Michael Henson

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

A new tuning, a new set of shapes and new sounds.

Summertime Beatles Songbag

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Friday with Tommi Zender

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $15 ($14 members)

picture yourself in a boat on the river…

Louisiana 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  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Extended Play: Harmonica

Intermediate

Thursday with Skip Landt

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