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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.

Long Form Fiddle Tunes

IntermediateNew!

Tuesday with Colby Maddox

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

Acoustic Stones

Intermediate

Tuesday with John Mead

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

From London thru the known Universe get your rocks off.

Online Voice of the People Jam

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Monday with Mary Peterson or Andrea Bunch

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $12 ($10 members)

Come together online and let's sing and play our way thru this thing

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”.

Classic Country for Clawhammer Banjo

IntermediateNew!

Monday with Michael Miles

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

Clawhammer Banjo Duets

IntermediateNew!

Monday with Michael Miles

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

Paul McCartney Bass Style

Intermediate

Monday with Harlan Terson

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

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

Four Strings Four Masters of the Electric Bass

IntermediateNew!

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

Soul Ensemble

Intermediate

Thursday with Alton Smith or Bill Brickey

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

Join one of the longest running ensembles celebrating this American music form.

Trad Jazz Ensemble

IntermediateNew!

Tuesday with Tim McNamara

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

We're playing the good old good ones

Sub Pop Ensemble

Intermediate

Sunday with Shelley Miller

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

Come as you are and leave better than ever.

Afrobeat Ensemble 2

IntermediateNew!

Saturday with Gros Ngolle Pokossi

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

Let's bring this party to a whole other level

Allman Brothers 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  ·  $210 ($190 members)

‘90s Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Andrea Bunch

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

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

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

MTV Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with John Mead

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

Remember when it stood for music television? You want your MTV? Well we got ii -

Fleetwood Mac Ensemble

Intermediate

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

Honky Tonk Angels

Intermediate

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

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

B-52s Ensemble

Intermediate

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

Beatles Acoustic Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Tommi Zender

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

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

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

Intermediate

Friday with Steve Levitt

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

Good daytime -sunshine

Beatles Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Tom Ryan or Steve Levitt

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

Session 1 & 2 The White Album

Bloodshot Records Ensemble

Intermediate

Saturday with Shelley Miller

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

Home to a number of notable country, punk, Americana and singer/songwriter artists from around the country,

Merge Records Ensemble

Intermediate

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

Classic Album Ensemble

Intermediate

Saturday with Charles Kim

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

Session 2 Stevie Wonder 'Innervisions'

‘60s Classics Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday or Saturday with Steve Levitt

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

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

Classic Country Ensemble

Intermediate

Sunday with Alton Smith or Steve Dawson

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $216 ($196 members)

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

The Two Johnnies Ensemble

Intermediate

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

Eagles Ensemble

Intermediate

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

Eclectic Electric Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Steve Doyle or Tommi Zender

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

We can take this bus anywhere you want.

Ensemble Basics

Intermediate

Tuesday with Charles Kim

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

Get your act together before joining an ensemble or group.

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.

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

Here and Now 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)

Kiss 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  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Live From Wrigley Field Ensemble

IntermediateNew!

Tuesday with Dan Fulkerson

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

Ice Cold Beer and Peanuts not included.

Lunar Ensemble: Buffalo Springfield

Intermediate

Monday with Steve Levitt

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

Session 2: ”Deja Vu” by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Nick Cave 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  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Pink Floyd Ensemble

IntermediateNew!

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

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.

Pop Divas Ensemble

Intermediate

Sunday with Andrea Bunch

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

A room full of stars. Join the constellation.

Punk Ensemble

Intermediate

Sunday with Shelley Miller

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

gabba gabba hey Session 1: 21st Century Artists

Rock & Soul Revue! Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with John Mead

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

Immerse yourself into the groove-driven music of the 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s.

Radiohead Ensemble

Intermediate

Thursday with John Mead

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

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.

UFO & Scorpions Ensemble

IntermediateNew!

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

Songs By Women Acoustic Ensemble

Intermediate

Monday or Tuesday with Cat Tager or Paula McKernan

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

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

ZZ Top Ensemble

Intermediate

Thursday with John Mead

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

Acoustic Zeppelin

Intermediate

The plan is to offer this class in Session 4 2019.

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

West Side Chicago Blues Style

Intermediate

Thursday with Steve Hutchins

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

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

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

Hard Rock Acoustic

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  ·  $210 ($190 members)

B.B. King Guitar Styles

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)

T-Bone Blues

Intermediate

Thursday with Steve Hutchins

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

Learn the licks that influenced every electric guitarist in history.

90s' Singer-Songwriter Online Songbag

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Friday with Julia Storke

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $15 ($-13 members)

Advancing Guitar: Licks and Tricks

Intermediate

Monday or 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 CCR

IntermediateNew!

Tuesday with John Mead

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

Acoustic Pete Townshend

IntermediateNew!

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

Al Green Classics

IntermediateNew!

Saturday with John Mead

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

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

Dylan Songbag ONLINE: Real Life Characters

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Friday with Jimmy Tomasello

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $20 ($15 members)

This month we look at songs that are about or mention real life characters.

Bottleneck Blues: Intro to Slide Guitar ONLINE

WorkshopBeginner

Saturday with Donna Herula

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

This is a great place to start your journey on slide guitar.

Four Week Fab Four Fingerstyle

IntermediateNew!

Monday with Michael Miles

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

Join us online and learn some unique arrangement of Beatle faves.

Guitar Study Hall

Open to All

Monday or Wednesday with Staff

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

How to Play Soul Guitar

IntermediateNew!

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

Intro to Desert Blues: Guitar Music of Mali

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Saturday with Nathaniel Braddock

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

Discover the deep roots of blues guitar

John Prine Songbag ONLINE

WorkshopBeginnerNew!

Wednesday with Jimmy Tomasello

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $12 ($10 members)

Mississippi John Hurt: It's All In The Thumb

IntermediateNew!

Tuesday with Chris Walz

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

Approach fingerpicking online with music from a true master of the form.

MTV Unplugged Acoustic Styles

IntermediateNew!

Thursday with Dan Fulkerson

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

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

Songs of Springsteen

IntermediateNew!

Saturday with John Mead

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

Load up on songs from the Boss

Start Your Flatpicking Journey with Doc Watson

IntermediateNew!

Tuesday with Chris Walz

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

An online intro to flatpicking via the music of one of the masters.

The Ed Holstein Songbook

IntermediateNew!

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

Willie Dixon Songbook for Blues Guitar

Intermediate

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)

Dar Williams Songcraft Seminar

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Wednesday with Staff

420 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $150 ($130 members)

Guitar Arranging and Singing with Happy Traum

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

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!