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Jazz Classes

Been playing or singing a while now? Ready for some jazz? Well, we're ready for you.

Now that you've built up some skills (perhaps in a basic guitar or voice class), you're ready to move onto one of Old Town School's jazz classes!

Our talented staff has put together a terrific set of classes with opportunities for you to work on individual instrument or vocal skills, or to move to the next level and begin negotiating the dynamics of a group setting. So, turn off that turntable and check out our jazz program - it's comfortable, it's professional, it's your next step!

Adult Lyrical Class

Open to All

Thursday with Julianne Rice

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $168 ($148 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Beginning Adult Jazz: Femme

Open to All

Wednesday with Ethan Kirschbaum

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $168 ($148 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Contemporary Improvisation & Phrasework

WorkshopOpen to All

Saturday or Sunday with Hannah Marcus

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $18 ($16 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Jitterbug Swing

Open to AllNew!

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $168 ($148 members)

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

Brazilian Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Luciano Antonio or Heitor Garcia

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

Voices and instruments join together to play this infectious music.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Hot Club Repertoire Ensemble

Intermediate

Monday with Rick Veras

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Jazz Performance Ensemble

Intermediate

Thursday with Michael Nearpass

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

This ensemble is geared towards heavy hitters in the jazz idiom

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Latin Music Essentials

Intermediate

Sunday with Manny Bances

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Jazz Improv Fundamentals: Listening and Playing

Intermediate

Thursday with Michael Nearpass

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Introduction to Jazz Guitar

Intermediate

Sunday with Tony do Rosario

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

No matter what genre of music you play, this class will take your playing to a whole other level.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Jazz Guitar 1

Intermediate

Saturday with Tony do Rosario

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

Take your time to absorb the fundamentals of jazz guitar.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Jazz Guitar 1.5

Intermediate

Monday with Tony do Rosario

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

Jazz guitar mastery is a lifelong journey and we invite you to repeat level as much as necessary before moving on to Jazz Guitar 2.

Location: Online

Jazz Guitar 2

Intermediate

Wednesday or Saturday with Tony do Rosario

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

Build your repertoire from session to session.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Jazz Guitar 4Ever

Advanced

Wednesday with Tony do Rosario

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

An ongoing class in the advanced study of Jazz for the guitarist.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Intro to Jazz Ensemble

IntermediateNew!

Thursday with Henry Altenberg

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

Location: Lincoln Park - Armitage Ave

Jazz Piano

Intermediate

Friday with Jeffrey Hunter

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Brazilian Vocals

Beginner

Tuesday with Luciano Antonio

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Harmony Singing: Swing, Pop & Rockabilly

Intermediate

Thursday with Barbara Silverman

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

Develop your vocal skills using all the fun of swing jazz!

Location: Online

Private Lesson Options

Our private lessons like our group classes run in 8-week sessions, however, you can begin private lessons during any week in the session. Please call our customer service folks at 773.728.6000 to register as private lesson availability is based upon individual teacher schedules.

Lessons are scheduled weekly, for 30, 45 or 60 minutes, and are available every day of the week at our Lincoln Square and Lincoln Park locations. Our experienced and professional faculty will work with you to develop an individualized program that helps you achieve your musical goals.

Stop in at either location or call the front desk at 773.728.6000 to register.


8-week Session Prices

$336 for 30 minutes ($326 for members)

$480 for 45 minutes ($465 for members)

$616 for 60 minutes ($596 for members)


Session & Registration Dates

8-week lessons: 03/04/2024 – 04/28/2024

Monday 01/29/24: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 02/12/24: Transfer registration

Wednesday 02/14/24: Open registration

8-week lessons: 04/29/2024 – 06/23/2024

Monday 03/25/24: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 04/08/24: Transfer registration

Wednesday 04/10/24: Open registration

8-week lessons: 06/24/2024 – 08/18/2024

Monday 05/20/24: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 06/03/24: Transfer registration

Wednesday 06/05/24: Open registration

8-week lessons: 09/02/2024 – 10/27/2024

Monday 07/15/24: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 07/29/24: Transfer registration

Wednesday 07/31/24: Open registration


Teachers

Click for teacher profiles and schedules

Bill Brickey »
Guitar, Wiggleworms Program, Drummers, Voice for Guitarists

Kathy Cowan »
Voice

Tony do Rosario »
Jazz Guitar

Al Ehrich »
Bass Guitar, Upright Bass, Cello, Dance & Movement - Qi Gong

John Erickson »
Piano

John Goldman »
Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone, Wind Instruments

Jeffrey Hunter »
Piano

Oscar Jasso »
Piano, Keyboard, Synth

Carol Kagy »
Voice

Lexie Levy »
Piano, Songwriting, Voice, Theory, Transcription

Randy Morris »
Guitar

Michael O'Toole »
Guitar

Bill Simmons »
Guitar

Tom Sorich »
Drum Kit

Thomas Winthrop Stevens »
Piano

Joel Styzens »
Drum Kit, Piano, Percussion, Guitar

Jon Wall »
Guitar, Ensembles, Bass

Andrew Wilkins »
Piano