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.

Robben Ford Livestream Clinic: Breaking Out of the Pentatonic Box

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Thursday with Staff

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $30 ($28 members)

Don't miss this opportunity to experience a world renown musician and educator.

Bluegrass Banjo 4: Earl Scruggs

Advanced

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

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

Clawhammer Banjo Workshop Series with Michael J. Miles: 1952 Vincent Black Lightning by Richard Thompson

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Monday with Michael Miles

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($20 members)

Clawhammer Banjo Workshop Series with Michael J. Miles: City of New Orleans by Steve Goodman

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Sunday with Michael Miles

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($20 members)

Clawhammer Banjo Workshop with Michael J. Miles: Take Five by Paul Desmond

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Monday with Michael Miles

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($20 members)

Paul McCartney Bass Style

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)

The ‘80s Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Andrea Bunch

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

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

‘90s Songbook

IntermediateNew!

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

New Americana Ensemble

Intermediate

Monday with Alton Smith

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

Hey Ho and all points in between

Beatles Acoustic Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Tommi Zender

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

Session 5: John Lennon

Beatles for Beginners

Intermediate

Thursday with Charles Kim

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

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

Daytime Beatles Ensemble: Abbey Road

Intermediate

Friday with Steve Levitt

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

Session 5: Abbey Road


Beatles Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Steve Levitt

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

Session 4 Let It Be

Black on Black Music

IntermediateNew!

Wednesday with Bill Brickey

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

Classic Album Ensemble

Intermediate

Saturday with Charles Kim

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

Session 5 Classic Jukebox

‘60s Classics Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday or Saturday with Steve Levitt

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

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

Decemberists Songbook

Intermediate

Monday with Randy Morris or Andrea Bunch

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

We'll be covering classic hits and deep cuts

Folk-Rock Acoustic Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Tommi Zender

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

Work on licks, harmonies, arrangements and more. Session 5: Laurel Canyon

Pathways to Improvisation for All

Beginner

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

Grateful Dead Ensemble

Intermediate

Thursday with Steve Levitt

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

Come join Uncle Steve's band

John Prine Songbook

Intermediate

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80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Live From Wrigley Field Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Dan Fulkerson

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

Ice Cold Beer and Peanuts not included.

Lunar Ensemble: Jackson Browne “For Everyman”

Intermediate

Monday with Steve Levitt

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

Session 5:Jackson Browne “For Everyman”

Poets of Pop Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Bill Brickey

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

We're paying attention to both lyrics and groove.

Rockabilly Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Jacob Sweet

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

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

Songs By Women Acoustic Songbook

Intermediate

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

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($140 members)

Soul Ensemble in the Cloud

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)

Contemporary Acoustic Songbook

IntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

Long Form Fiddle Tunes (4 week class)

IntermediateNew!

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

Rock and Pop Violin

IntermediateNew!

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

Peter Green Electric Blues Style

IntermediateNew!

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

Basics of Electric Chicago Blues Guitar

Intermediate

Monday with Steve Hutchins

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

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

Essential Blues-Rock Electric Guitar Skills

Intermediate

Sunday with Chris Winters

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

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

Beatles Fingerstyle Guitar

Intermediate

Monday with Michael Miles

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

Let your fingers become the Fab Four

Advancing Guitar: Licks and Tricks

Intermediate

Tuesday with John Mead

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

Learn approaches to the fingerboard designed to improve your playing

Acoustic Blues Guitar 2

IntermediateNew!

Thursday with Paul Kaye

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

Let's take this a little bit further on down the road

Acoustic Stones Songbook

Intermediate

Tuesday with John Mead

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

From London thru the known Universe get your rocks off.

Al Green Songbook

IntermediateNew!

Wednesday with John Mead

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

Raise your playing level with tunes from the Rev. Green.

American Primitive Guitar of John Fahey Online with Nathaniel Braddock

WorkshopIntermediate

Saturday with Nathaniel Braddock

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

Take a look at the styles of one of the seminal figures of fingerpicking; the late great John Fahey.

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.

Brothers Vaughan Guitar Styles

Advanced

Thursday with Steve Hutchins

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

Let's head to Texas and examine the differences and similarities of these great blues brothers.

Fingerpicking Classic Chicago Blues

IntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 3 weeks  ·  $99 ($89 members)

Fingerstyle Workshop Series

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Monday or Sunday with Michael Miles

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

Guitar Music of Nick Drake Online with Nathaniel Braddock

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Saturday with Nathaniel Braddock

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

Learn about Drake's unique guitar tunings as we explore songs from this musician's all-too-short career

Marvin Gaye Songbook

IntermediateNew!

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

Mississippi John Hurt: It's All In The Thumb and then some

IntermediateNew!

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

MTV Unplugged Acoustic Styles

Intermediate

Monday with Dan Fulkerson

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

Mariah Carey, Alice In Chains, Paul McCartney…something for everyone

Acoustic Phish Songbook

IntermediateNew!

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

R&B Songbag ONLINE

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Friday with John Mead

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

Classic Soul unplugged for acoustic guitar.

Speechless: A Guitar Workshop with Jorma Kaukonen

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Wednesday with Staff

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $100 ($90 members)

Tarantino Songbook

IntermediateNew!

Wednesday with John Mead

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

Music choices in Quentin's films have always enforced the memory of the images. Let's celebrate those musical moments.

Women's Acoustic Songbook ONLINE

IntermediateNew!

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

Extended Play: 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.

Beatles for Mandolin

IntermediateNew!

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

Songwriting: The Great Songs

IntermediateNew!

Tuesday with Charles Kim

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

The Songwriting Process with Steve Dawson

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Friday with Steve Dawson

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

Stage Performance Techniques with Livingston Taylor

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Saturday with Staff

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $50 ($45 members)

Guitar Arranging and Singing with Happy Traum

WorkshopIntermediate

Sunday with Staff

120 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $45 ($40 members)

Join the legendary guitarist and educator make the most of what you've got to arrange simple song to make them interesting and compelling!