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Core Level Classes

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Accordion 1

Beginner

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

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

Accordion 2

Intermediate

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

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

Crash Bass for Guitarists

Beginner

Saturday with Harlan Terson

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

A course designed for those who already play another stringed instrument.

Location: Online

Bass 2 with Charles Kim

IntermediateNew!

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

Vocal Technique for Guitarists

Beginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Introduction to the Violin/Fiddle

Beginner

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

Fiddle 1

Beginner

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)

Fiddle 2

Intermediate

Tuesday with Colby Maddox

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

In Fiddle 2, you'll really start feeling the rhythm that defines the fiddle.

Location: Online

Fiddle 3

Intermediate

Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday with Colby Maddox, Steve Rosen, Jordan Wankoff or Patrik Ahlberg

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

Fiddle 3 is a good place to start for intermediate fiddlers or advanced classical violinists.

Location: Online or Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Violin 1

Beginner

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

Violin 2

Beginner

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

Violin 3

Intermediate

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

Guitar 1

Beginner

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday with Bill Brickey, Shelley Miller, John Mead, Albert Martinez, John Abbey, Jim DeWan or Alicia Lees

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

For the complete beginner.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus or Lincoln Park - Armitage Ave

Guitar 1 Repertoire

Beginner

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Sunday with Chris Walz, Shelley Miller, John Mead, John Abbey, Alicia Lees or Jim Wynton

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Improve your skills by learning lots of great songs, different strums and a few licks, while singing and playing at the same time!

Location: Lincoln Park - Armitage Ave, Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus or Online

Guitar 2

Beginner

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday with John Mead, Albert Martinez, Catherine Norden, Tom Ryan or Chris Corsale

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Your playing will take on a new dimension.

Location: Online or Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Guitar Fingerboard Theory

Intermediate

Monday with Chris Winters or Dan Fulkerson

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

This class is highly recommended for all guitar students. Make it a point to enroll at some point in your musical journey.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus or Lincoln Park - Armitage Ave

Guitar 2 Repertoire

Beginner

Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday with Barbara Silverman, Albert Martinez, Jim DeWan or Chris Corsale

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

This class is great entry point for the self taught. You will build repertoire and develop skills.

Location: Online or Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Guitar 3

Intermediate

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday with Mary Peterson, Chris Winters, Bill Brickey, Dan Fulkerson or Jim Wynton

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Build dexterity with basic fingerpicking and flatpicking.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus or Lincoln Park - Armitage Ave

Guitar 3 Repertoire

Intermediate

Monday or Tuesday with Dan Fulkerson or Shelley Miller

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Armed with the knowledge of bar chords one can expand their repertoire to include many idioms.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus or Lincoln Park - Armitage Ave

Guitar 4

Intermediate

Monday, Tuesday, Friday or Saturday with Charles Kim, Shelley Miller, John Abbey, Jim DeWan or Alicia Lees

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Students of Guitar 4 are well on their way to being able to perform and to express themselves musically.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus, Lincoln Park - Armitage Ave or Online

Guitar 4Ever

Intermediate

Any Day of the Week with Chris Winters, Charles Kim, Dan Fulkerson, Jacob Sweet, Tom Ryan, Jim DeWan, Steve Dawson or Chris Corsale

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Students have been known to repeat this class endlessly! And of course, learning the guitar is a lifelong journey.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus, Lincoln Park - Armitage Ave or Online

Guitar 4Ever with Holstein

Advanced

Saturday with Ed Holstein

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

The one and only legendary folk icon, Ed Holstein holds court for acoustic guitarists.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Guitar and Vocal Studio

Intermediate

Thursday with Julia Storke

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Grab that guitar and sing and play with others.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Beyond Guitar 3

Intermediate

Monday or Sunday with Mary Peterson

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

A special level for students who want to continue on the path of musical growth offered during our morning classes or within the confines of our Armitage location.

Location: Online or Lincoln Park - Armitage Ave

From Chords to Riffs

Intermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Aimee Mann Songbook

IntermediateNew!

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

Campfire Songbook

Open to AllNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $208 ($188 members)

Guitar 4: Soul

IntermediateNew!

Tuesday with Nikki O'Neill

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Return To Guitar

Open to All

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Simple Guitar Fills

Intermediate

Tuesday or Thursday with Barbara Silverman

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

Fill out your style with these tried and true fills.

Location: Online

Extended Play: Guitar

Intermediate

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday with Mary Peterson, Chris Winters, Elaine Moore, Catherine Norden or Louis Bardales

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Make a long term commitment to improving your guitar playing skills

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus or Online

Piano 1: Introduction to Piano

Beginner

Thursday or Sunday with Julia Storke or Sarah Peace

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

(previously named Introduction to Piano)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Piano 2

Beginner

Thursday with Sarah Peace

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

(previously named Piano: Beginning 1)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Piano 3

Intermediate

Monday with Julia Storke

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

(previously named Piano: Beginning 2)

Location: Online

Piano 4Ever

Intermediate

Monday, Tuesday, Friday or Sunday with Julia Storke, Cassie Fox or Renee Nanzer

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

(previously named Piano: Intermediate)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus or Online