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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  ·  $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

Intermediate

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

Vocal Technique for Guitarists

Beginner

Wednesday with Bill Brickey

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

Singing and play all at once with an emphasis on the voice.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Introduction to the Violin/Fiddle

Beginner

Thursday or Saturday with Sean Colledge 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

Fiddle 1

Beginner

Thursday or Saturday with Sean Colledge

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

Fiddle 2

Intermediate

Sunday with Jordan Wankoff

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

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Fiddle 3

Intermediate

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Sunday with Colby Maddox, Steve Rosen, Jordan Wankoff or Sean Colledge

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 Carlos Chacon, Joel Frankel, Barbara Silverman, Chris Walz, Dan Fulkerson, Shelley Miller, John Mead, Albert Martinez, Jim DeWan, Andrea Bunch, Steve Levitt, Tommi Zender, Sophie Creutz, Henry Altenberg, Chris Corsale, Alicia Lees, Deanna Devore, Jim Wynton, Nikki O'Neill or Max Berg

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

For the complete beginner.

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

Guitar 1 Repertoire

Beginner

Any Day of the Week with Carlos Chacon, Joel Frankel, Alvin McGovern, Dan Fulkerson, Randy Morris, Shelley Miller, Albert Martinez, John Abbey, Steve Levitt, Steve Dawson, Sophie Creutz, Henry Altenberg, Jim Wynton or Max Berg

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, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday with Joel Frankel, Dan Fulkerson, Randy Morris, Shelley Miller, Tom Ryan, Alicia Lees or Nikki O'Neill

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

Thursday or Saturday with Randy Morris or ERIC SINGH

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, Thursday, Saturday or Sunday with Mary Peterson, Joel Frankel, Dan Fulkerson, Shelley Miller, Chris Corsale, Deanna Devore or Jim Wynton

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

Guitar 3

Intermediate

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Sunday with Mary Peterson, Chris Winters, Shelley Miller, Ed Holstein, John Abbey or Jim DeWan

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

Build dexterity with basic fingerpicking and flatpicking.

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

Guitar 3 Repertoire

Intermediate

Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday with Bill Brickey, Chris Walz, Shelley Miller, Albert Martinez or John Abbey

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 Park - Armitage Ave or Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Guitar 4

Intermediate

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday with Bill Brickey, Charles Kim, Dan Fulkerson, John Mead or John Abbey

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, Lincoln Park - Armitage Ave or Online

Guitar 4Ever

Intermediate

Any Day of the Week with Chris Winters, Charles Kim, Jacob Sweet, 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 Ed Holstein

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

Monday or Sunday with Mary Peterson or Elaine Moore

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

Intermediate

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

Beginner

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)

Return To Guitar

Open to All

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

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

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

Extended Play: Guitar

Intermediate

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday with Mary Peterson or Elaine Moore

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

Wednesday or Thursday with Cassie Fox or Sarah Peace

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, Thursday or Friday with Cassie Fox, Sarah Peace, Leah Dahline or Libby Apley

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

(previously named Piano: Beginning 1)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Piano 3

Intermediate

Wednesday with Cassie Fox

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, Tuesday or Friday with Julia Storke, Cassie Fox, Renee Nanzer or Leah Dahline

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

(previously named Piano: Intermediate)

Location: Online or Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus