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Introduction to the Banjo

Beginner

Monday or Wednesday with Joshua Guy or Laird Patten

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

For anyone attracted to the 5-string banjo but not sure which style to try first, this is for you!

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Clawhammer Banjo 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  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Clawhammer Banjo 2

Intermediate

Tuesday with Dan Mulvihill

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

Go beyond the basics with Clawhammer techniques such as drop-thumbing, while playing more challenging songs and fiddle tunes.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Clawhammer Banjo 3

Advanced

Tuesday or Thursday with Steve Rosen or Dan Mulvihill

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

Develop stronger left and right hand techniques in frailing and drop-thumb using hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus or Online

Bluegrass Banjo 1

Beginner

Tuesday with Chris Walz

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

The first of five classes in the Bluegrass Banjo series that will take you through the techniques needed to play in a bluegrass style.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Bluegrass Banjo 1 Repertoire

Beginner

Thursday with Chris Walz

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

Now you've got some chords, right hand rolls, and tunes under your fingers, Bluegrass Banjo 1 Repertoire will teach tunes that will strengthen your bluegrass skills.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Bluegrass Banjo 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)

Bluegrass Banjo 2 Repertoire

Intermediate

Wednesday with Chris Walz

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

Master advanced songs and build up the skills you have learned since Bluegrass Banjo 1.

Location: Lincoln Park - Armitage Ave

Bluegrass Banjo 3

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)

Banjo 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)

Banjo 3

Intermediate

Monday with Joshua Guy

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Two-Finger Banjo 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  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Clawhammer Banjo 2 Repertoire

Intermediate

Wednesday with Steve Rosen

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

Location: Online

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

Bluegrass Banjo 4: Earl Scruggs New Treasures

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)

Alt-Country Ensemble

Intermediate

Saturday with Shelley Miller

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

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

New Americana Ensemble

Intermediate

Monday with Alton Smith

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

Hey Ho and all points in between

Location: Lincoln Park - Armitage Ave

String Band Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Colby Maddox or Dan Mulvihill

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $264 ($244 members)

Come join the band

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Bluegrass Ensemble

Intermediate

Monday with Colby Maddox or John Huber

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $264 ($244 members)

dig into one of the great American music genres.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Modern Country Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Jacob Sweet or Max Berg

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $264 ($244 members)

Come explore your 21st century inner twang.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Vintage Country Ensemble

Intermediate

Vintage Country Ensemble will return Session 6

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $264 ($244 members)

Folk Songs: Carrying History Forward

Intermediate

Thursday with Peggy Browning

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

A fun and rewarding ensemble class for all levels of player

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Grateful Dead Ensemble

Intermediate

Thursday with Steve Levitt

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

Come join Uncle Steve's band

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Introduction to Irish Session Ensemble

Beginner

Monday with Mike Austin or Jim Conway

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $264 ($244 members)

If you've ever wanted to learn more about the Irish music tradition, this class is for you

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Jug Band Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Jonas Friddle

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

With roots in the blues, jazz and ragtime, jug band music includes some of the happiest songs you'll ever play.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Monday Night Special

Intermediate

Monday with Mark Mitchell

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $264 ($244 members)

Let it Shine on you

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Old Time Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday or Thursday with Steve Rosen or Sean Colledge

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

Play in an Old Time string band with fellow students. You'll learn new tunes, and brush up some traditional favorites.

Location: Online or Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Old-Time Revival Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Jonas Friddle or Anna Jacobson

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $264 ($244 members)

The beautiful sounds of traditional American music are being revived and reinvented by contemporary bands. Come play the songs!

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Rockabilly Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Jacob Sweet

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

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Introduction to the Violin/Fiddle

Beginner

Saturday with Sean Colledge

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

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 1 Repertoire

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  ·  $248 ($228 members)

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 2 Repertoire

Intermediate

Tuesday or Thursday with Colby Maddox or Sean Colledge

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

Fiddle 2 Repertoire is the next step to Fiddle 3. Practice correct bowing, scale knowledge, and other Fiddle 2 skills.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Fiddle 3

Intermediate

Thursday or Sunday with 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: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Heroes of Flatpicking

Intermediate

Tuesday with Chris Walz

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

Learn to make your pick dance on the strings.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Blues Fingerstyle 1

Beginner

Monday with Chris Walz

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

You'll get a taste of the Blues with Blind Boy Fuller, Tommy Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, and others.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Blues Fingerstyle 2

Intermediate

This class alternates every session with Blues Fingerstyle 1. Mark your calendar and be sure to sign up next session.

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

Blues Fingerstyle 3: Decades of Acoustic Blues

Advanced

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

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

Fingerpicking 2

Intermediate

Tuesday with Randy Morris

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

Your fingers can be trained to be an orchestra - a band in the hand.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Fingerpicking 3 - Fingerstyle Instrumental

Intermediate

Thursday with Randy Morris

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

Develop a songbag of solo accompaniments and instrumentals in a variety of styles.

Location: Online

Flatpicking 1 - Rhythm

Intermediate

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

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

Flatpicking 2 - Technique

Intermediate

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

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

Acoustic Blues Guitar Repertoire

Intermediate

Saturday with Paul Kaye

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

Continue working on the music of great traditional blues artists.

Location: Online

Acoustic Slide Guitar 1

Intermediate

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

How to Play Rhythm on Guitar

IntermediateNew!

Tuesday with John Mead

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Foundations of Rock and Blues Guitar

Beginner

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

Slide Guitar 1 Repertoire

Intermediate

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

Slide Guitar 2

Intermediate

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

Taylor Swift for Guitar

Beginner

Monday or Tuesday with Alicia Lees

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

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

Wilco Acoustic Songbook

Intermediate

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

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

Wilco Songbag with Tommi Zender

WorkshopIntermediate

Tuesday with Tommi Zender

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $30 ($28 members)

Location: Lincoln Park - Armitage Ave

Introduction to the Mandolin

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  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Blues on the Mandolin

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)

Irish Mandolin, Tenor Banjo, and Octave Mandolin

Intermediate

Monday with Paul Kaye

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

Location: Online

Mandolin 1

Beginner

Monday with Colin Cosgrove

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

Learn Mandolin fundamentals like left hand fretting, using a pick, and basic chords and melodies.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Mandolin 1 Repertoire

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  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Mandolin 2

Intermediate

Monday with Colin Cosgrove

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Mandolin 2 Repertoire

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)

Mandolin 3

Intermediate

Monday with Colby Maddox

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Practicing Fiddle and Mandolin for the Progressing Musician

IntermediateNew!

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)