Otsfm logo

Core Level Classes

The best time to start is NOW

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  ·  $248 ($228 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

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Bass 2 with Charles Kim

IntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Vocal Technique for Guitarists

Beginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Introduction to the Violin/Fiddle

Beginner

Tuesday or Thursday with Colby Maddox or Rick Veras

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Get comfortable with the violin, even if you've never played a string instrument before!

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus or Online

Fiddle 1

Beginner

Tuesday or Sunday with Steve Rosen or Jordan Wankoff

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Begin with the basics of fiddling and learn to play simple tunes in no time.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus or Online

Fiddle 2

Intermediate

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  ·  $248 ($228 members)

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  ·  $248 ($228 members)

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

Location: Online or Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Guitar 1

Beginner

Any Day of the Week with Dan Fulkerson, Randy Morris, Shelley Miller, Albert Martinez, Steve Levitt, Alicia Lees, Deanna Devore or Nikki O'Neill

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

For the complete beginner.

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

Guitar 1 Repertoire

Beginner

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday with Mary Peterson, Dan Fulkerson, Shelley Miller, Louis Bardales, Jim Wynton or Elijah Bradford

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 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 Square - Lincoln Ave Campus or Lincoln Park - Armitage Ave

Guitar 2

Beginner

Monday, Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday with Mary Peterson, Bill Brickey, Shelley Miller, John Abbey, Jim DeWan, Steve Levitt or Jim Wynton

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Your playing will take on a new dimension.

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

Guitar Fingerboard Theory

Intermediate

Saturday with Randy Morris

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 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

Guitar 2 Repertoire

Beginner

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday with Bill Brickey, Chris Walz, Shelley Miller, John Mead, Albert Martinez or Alicia Lees

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

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

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

Guitar 3

Intermediate

Monday or Wednesday with Dan Fulkerson, Albert Martinez or Chris Corsale

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Build dexterity with basic fingerpicking and flatpicking.

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

Guitar 3 Repertoire

Intermediate

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday with Barbara Silverman, John Mead, Albert Martinez, Jim DeWan, Chris Corsale or Alicia Lees

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

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

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

Guitar 4

Intermediate

Monday with Chris Winters

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 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

Guitar 4Ever

Intermediate

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

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 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 Alvin McGovern

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 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

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Beyond Guitar 3

Intermediate

Sunday with Mary Peterson

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 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

From Chords to Riffs

Intermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Advancing Guitar 2: Licks and Tricks

IntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Advancing Guitar: What to Know About Chords

IntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Aimee Mann Songbook

Intermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Electric Guitar 1

BeginnerNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Guitar 4: Soul

Intermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Musical Time Management: How to Use a Metronome

WorkshopIntermediate

Saturday with Chris Corsale

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Return To Guitar

Open to All

Tuesday with Paula McKernan

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Rumor has it there's a guitar in the back of your closet. Let's get it out and make some music.

Location: Lincoln Park - Armitage Ave

Simple Guitar Fills

Intermediate

Thursday with Barbara Silverman

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $188 ($168 members)

Fill out your style with these tried and true fills.

Location: Online

They Might Be Giants Songbag

Intermediate

Tuesday with Chris Corsale

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Extended Play: Guitar

Intermediate

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

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Make a long term commitment to improving your guitar playing skills

Location: Online or Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Piano 1: Introduction to Piano

Beginner

Wednesday with Farah Farid

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

(previously named Introduction to Piano)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Piano 2

Beginner

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday with Farah Farid, Julia Storke, Cassie Fox, Sarah Peace or Leah Dahline

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

(previously named Piano: Beginning 1)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus or Online

Piano 3

Intermediate

Monday, Thursday or Friday with Cassie Fox, Sarah Peace or Leah Dahline

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

(previously named Piano: Beginning 2)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Piano 4Ever

Intermediate

Monday or Tuesday with Julia Storke or Renee Nanzer

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 members)

(previously named Piano: Intermediate)

Location: Online or Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus