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.

Songs of Good Tidings and More

Intermediate

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

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

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 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

Basslines For An Endless Summer

Intermediate

Saturday with Harlan Terson

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

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

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

Alt-Country Ensemble

Intermediate

Saturday with Shelley Miller

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

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Lunar Ensemble: Stage Fright by The Band

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)

New Americana Ensemble

Intermediate

Monday with Alton Smith

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

Hey Ho and all points in between

Location: Online

Beatles 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  ·  $206 ($186 members)

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 Tom Ryan

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

Session 1; Starting with the British releases Please Please Me


Location: Online

Beatles Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Tom Ryan

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

Session 4: Beatles For Sale; Session 5: Help!


Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

The Classic Songs Ensemble

Intermediate

Saturday with Charles Kim

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

‘60s Classics 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  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Contemporary Acoustic Songbook

Intermediate

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

Classic Country Ensemble

Intermediate

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

Dylan Songbag with Jimmy Tomasello

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Friday with Jimmy Tomasello

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

Location: Online

Folk-Rock Acoustic 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  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Mountain Goats Songbook

Intermediate

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

Grateful Dead 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  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Here and Now Ensemble

Intermediate

Monday with Andrea Bunch

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

Just what it says, contemporary music.

Location: Online

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: 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

Mellow Gold Songbook

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)

Neil Young Acoustic Songbook

Intermediate

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

Pink Floyd Songbag: Dark Side of the Moon

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Thursday with John Mead

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

Location: Online

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  ·  $210 ($190 members)

gabba gabba hey

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Punk Unplugged

IntermediateNew!

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

Rock & Soul Revue! Ensemble

Intermediate

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $80 ($70 members)

Rock & Soul Ensemble

IntermediateNew!

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  ·  $206 ($186 members)

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

Location: Online

Rolling Stones Songbag

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Saturday with John Mead

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

Location: Online

Songs from the BRILL(iant) BUILDING

IntermediateNew!

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

Stax Songbag

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Saturday with John Mead

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

Location: Online

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

Martin Hayes Workshop: Music and Feeling

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Sunday with Staff

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

Location: Online

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

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.

Location: Online

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.

Location: Online

West Side Chicago Blues Style

Intermediate

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

John Martyn Fingerstyle Guitar

Intermediate

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

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)

Brothers Vaughan Guitar Styles

Advanced

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)

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

Location: Online

Blues Workshop Series with Donna Herula

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Sunday with Donna Herula

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

Location: Online

Classic Rock & Motown for Fingerstyle Guitar

IntermediateNew!

Monday with Michael Miles

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

Dial in your requests!

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

Great American Songbook for Fingerstyle Guitar

Intermediate

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

Improving Your Sound and Visual Presence ONLINE

Open to AllNew!

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

Intro to Rock and Americana-Style Fills & Solos

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Saturday with Nikki O'Neill

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

Location: Online

Radiohead Songbag

WorkshopIntermediate

Thursday with John Mead

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

This group's music will stand the test of time

Location: Online

Robert Johnson: A Man for all Keys

IntermediateNew!

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

Rolling Stones Guitar Styles

IntermediateNew!

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

Sgt. Pepper's Fingerstyle Guitar

IntermediateNew!

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

Stevie Wonder Songbag

Intermediate

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

Summer Phish Songbag

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Friday with Chris Corsale

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

Location: Online

Tom Petty Songbag

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Thursday with John Mead

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

Location: Online

Songs of the Great Singer-Songwriters

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)

Join along to improve your playing more and more.

Location: Online

How and Why I Write: Gary Louris Songwriting Workshop

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Thursday with Staff

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

Location: Online

How and Why I Write: Gary Louris Songwriting Workshop Series

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Monday with Staff

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 2 weeks  ·  $200 ($150 members)

Location: Online

Songwriting: The Great Songs

Intermediate

Tuesday with Charles Kim

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

Location: Online