Weekday Daytime Classes

Daytime Classes & Wellness Programs

Set your own tone and make your own beat with Old Town School daytime programs. We bring together a vibrant and energetic community of adults for music, movement, and theater classes every day of the week. Our daytime classes are open to students of all ages with some classes tailored to a more specific audience.

Join us this summer for some of our great classes listed below and create lifelong memories and skills using some free time during the day!

Blues Band Live Coordinator

Wednesday with Steve Hutchins

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $0 ($0 members)

Jazz Dance Styles

Open to All

Monday or Friday with Nancy Teinowitz

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $76 ($71 members)

This new class features a new style each 4 weeks!

Qi Gong

Beginner

Wednesday with Al Ehrich

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $164 ($154 members)

Clear your mind, and change tense practice into flowing play.

Yoga: Morning

Open to All

Monday with Andrea Bunch

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $132 ($122 members)

All bodies are welcome to stretch, strengthen, and breathe.

‘60s Classics Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday or Saturday with Steve Levitt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

You call the tune; we'll learn the tune.

Americana Ensemble

Intermediate

Thursday with Skip Landt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

This class emphasizes American popular music of the 1920s and 1930s but includes songs from the folk revival and beyond.

Daytime Beatles Ensemble

Intermediate

Friday with Steve Levitt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Women's Acoustic Ensemble

Intermediate

Monday with Andrea Bunch

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Come together to celebrate popular music by women from all eras.

Guitar 1

Beginner

Any Day of the Week with Carlos Chacon, Steve Doyle, Alvin McGovern, Lisa Joy DeRosia, Charles Kim, Dan Fulkerson, Cathy Norden, Rebecca Toon, John Abbey, Paula McKernan or Steve Levitt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

For the complete beginner.

Guitar 1 Repertoire

Beginner

Any Day of the Week with Linda Smith, Steve Doyle, Dan Fulkerson, Shelley Miller, Cathy Norden, John Abbey, Michael O'Toole, Steve Dawson, Tommi Zender, Louis Bardales, Chris Corsale or Deanna Devore

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

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

Guitar 2

Beginner

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday or Sunday with Mary Peterson, Joel Frankel, Chris Winters, Lisa Joy DeRosia, Charles Kim, Bob Goins, Shelley Miller, Rebecca Toon, Louis Bardales, Matt Gallagher or Deanna Devore

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Your playing will take on a new dimension.

Guitar 2 Repertoire

Beginner

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday or Sunday with Mary Peterson, Lisa Joy DeRosia, Charles Kim, Chris Walz, Shelley Miller, Jason McInnes, Paula McKernan, Julia Storke, Louis Bardales or Deanna Devore

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

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

Guitar 3

Intermediate

Any Day of the Week with Mary Peterson, Linda Smith, Barbara Silverman, Steve Doyle, Bill Brickey, Charles Kim, Dan Fulkerson, Randy Morris, Cathy Norden, Chris Corsale or Deanna Devore

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Build dexterity with basic fingerpicking and flatpicking.

Extended Play: Guitar

Intermediate

Tuesday, Thursday or Friday with Mary Peterson, Chris Winters, Elaine Moore or Steve Dawson

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Make a long term commitment to improving your guitar playing skills

Guitar 3 Repertoire

Intermediate

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday with Mary Peterson, Barbara Silverman, Shelley Miller, Steve Levitt or Chris Corsale

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

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

Guitar 4

Intermediate

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday with Mary Peterson, Elaine Moore or Jim DeWan

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

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

Guitar 4Ever

Intermediate

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday with Mike Blackburn, Chris Winters, Mark Dvorak, Jacob Sweet, John Abbey, Tom Ryan, Steve Dawson or Tommi Zender

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

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

Guitar and Vocal Studio

Intermediate

Tuesday or Wednesday with Elaine Moore or Tom Ryan

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Grab that guitar and sing and play with others.

Guitar Fingerboard Theory

Intermediate

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

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

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

Lead Guitar Basics

Intermediate

Friday with Dan Fulkerson

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Get yourself ready to take a solo.

Electric Guitar Styles Overdrive

Intermediate

Tuesday or Wednesday with Dan Fulkerson

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Enhancement medication for the electric guitarist.

Folk & Blues Harmonica 1

Beginner

Thursday or Friday with Skip Landt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Learn the basic skills used in blues, gospel, folk, country, and more!

Harmonica Forever

Intermediate

Wednesday or Friday with Skip Landt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Students in Harmonica Forever include those who have played for years along with newer players who want to keep developing skills.

Chicago Blues Harp 3

Intermediate

Monday or Saturday with Joe Filisko or Zoe Savage

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $222 ($212 members)

Now that you can play some 12-bar blues, explore the elusive techniques of the masters to expand your sound and fatten up your tone.

Harmonica Rhythm & Chording

Advanced

Monday with Joe Filisko

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Learn authentic harmonica train imitations, fox chases, and accompaniment for blues and folk music.

Extended Play: Harmonica

IntermediateNew!

Thursday with Skip Landt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Folk & Blues Harmonica 2: Repertoire

Intermediate

Wednesday or Friday with Skip Landt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Students will play songs in the first three "positions" and will learn/develop note-bending skills.

Piano 1: Introduction to Piano

Beginner

Monday, Tuesday or Saturday with Renee Nanzer, Gwen Klemenz or Andrew Doney

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

(previously named Introduction to Piano)

Piano 2

Beginner

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday or Sunday with Farah Farid, Julia Storke, Renee Nanzer or Andrew Doney

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

(previously named Piano: Beginning 1)

Piano 4Ever

Intermediate

Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday with Farah Farid or Renee Nanzer

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

(previously named Piano: Intermediate)

Vocal Techniques 3: Practice, Musicianship

Intermediate

Monday or Wednesday with Rebecca Toon

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Vocal Techniques 4: Techniques for Performance

Intermediate

Wednesday or Thursday with Rebecca Toon or Jonathan Hannau

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $222 ($212 members)

Memory Singers: Voices of the Heart

Open to All

Wednesday with Mary Grimes-Kelly

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $124 ($114 members)

For folks learning to live with the early stages of memory loss
and those who care for them.

Piano Bar 101

Intermediate

Friday with Sami Scot or Bob Solone

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Vocal Performance: 3 Minutes in the Spotlight

Intermediate

Friday or Saturday with Sami Scot

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)