Core Level Classes

The best time to start is NOW

Accordion 1

Beginner

Friday with Mary Ann Covone

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

Get started with your squeezebox studies here!

Location: South Loop - Michigan Ave

Accordion 3

Advanced

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

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

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

Vocal Technique for Guitarists

Beginner

Wednesday with Bill Brickey

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

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

Sunday with Jordan Wankoff

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

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 3

Intermediate

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 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: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus or Online

Violin 1

Beginner

Monday with Patrik Ahlberg

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

Location: Online

Violin 2

Beginner

Wednesday with Patrik Ahlberg

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

Location: Online

Violin 3

Intermediate

Wednesday with Patrik Ahlberg

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

Location: Online

Guitar 1

Beginner

Any Day of the Week with Mary Peterson, Barbara Silverman, Lisa Joy DeRosia, Dan Fulkerson, Shelley Miller, Steve Levitt or Deanna Devore

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

For the complete beginner.

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

Guitar 1 Repertoire

Beginner

Any Day of the Week with Charles Kim, Dan Fulkerson, Shelley Miller, Albert Martinez, Paula McKernan, Jim DeWan, TBA or Alicia Lees

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

Any Day of the Week with Lisa Joy DeRosia, Charles Kim, Chris Walz, Randy Morris, Shelley Miller, John Mead, Albert Martinez, Catherine Norden, TBA, Matt Gallagher or Alicia Lees

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

Your playing will take on a new dimension.

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

Guitar Fingerboard Theory

Intermediate

Monday, Wednesday or Sunday with Chris Winters, Dan Fulkerson, Randy Morris or Steve Levitt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 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, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday or Sunday with Steve Doyle, Chris Winters, Charles Kim, Rebecca Toon, Jim DeWan, Steve Levitt, TBA, Louis Bardales, Chris Corsale or Deanna Devore

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

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

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

Guitar 3

Intermediate

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday or Sunday with Carlos Chacon, Joel Frankel, Charles Kim, Dan Fulkerson, Elaine Moore, John Mead, Albert Martinez, Catherine Norden, John Abbey, TBA or Deanna Devore

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

Build dexterity with basic fingerpicking and flatpicking.

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

Guitar 3 Repertoire

Intermediate

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday or Sunday with Mary Peterson, Bill Brickey or Rebecca Toon

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

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus or Online

Guitar 4

Intermediate

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday with John Abbey

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

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday with Chris Winters, Jacob Sweet, Tom Ryan, Steve Dawson, Tommi Zender or Chris Corsale

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

Wednesday or Thursday with Lisa Joy DeRosia, Elaine Moore or Julia Storke

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

Grab that guitar and sing and play with others.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Beyond Guitar 3

Intermediate

Monday or Wednesday with Mary Peterson or Elaine Moore

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 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: Lincoln Park - Armitage Ave or Online

From Chords to Riffs

Intermediate

Thursday with John Mead

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

Learn approaches to the fingerboard designed to improve your playing

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Exploring the Guitar with Modes with Nathaniel Braddock

WorkshopIntermediate

Saturday with Nathaniel Braddock

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

Braddock will unlock the mysteries of the modes

Location: Online

New Resources for Creative Fingerstyle

WorkshopIntermediate

Saturday with Nathaniel Braddock

110 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $30 ($25 members)

Explore resources for new rhythmic and harmonic sounds and methods for keeping your playing fresh and engaged.

Location: Online

Return To Guitar

Open to All

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday or Sunday with Charles Kim, Dan Fulkerson, Catherine Norden, Jim DeWan or Steve Levitt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 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 Square - Lincoln Ave Campus, Online or Lincoln Park - Armitage Ave

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

What to Know About Chords

IntermediateNew!

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

Extended Play: Guitar

Intermediate

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday with Mary Peterson, Barbara Silverman, Chris Winters, Elaine Moore, Catherine Norden, Paula McKernan, Jim DeWan, Tommi Zender, Louis Bardales or Chris Corsale

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

Make a long term commitment to improving your guitar playing skills

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

Piano 1: Introduction to Piano

Beginner

Wednesday, Thursday or Friday with Farah Farid, Paul Giallorenzo or Cassie Fox

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

(previously named Introduction to Piano)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus or Online

Piano 2

Beginner

Monday or Tuesday with Julia Storke or Renee Nanzer

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

(previously named Piano: Beginning 1)

Location: Online

Piano 3

Intermediate

There are no classes scheduled right now.

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

Piano 4Ever

Intermediate

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