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!

Jazz Language for All Instruments

Intermediate

Monday with Jack Cassidy

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

talk the talk and walk the walk

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!

Musical Theater Dance: Int/Adv

Intermediate

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

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $156 ($146 members)

Jazz Jam Session

IntermediateNew!

Monday or Thursday with Jack Cassidy

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

Monday section: The Standards- Gershwin, Kern, Porter et. al

Beginning Jazz Lab

Intermediate

Thursday with Jack Cassidy

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $152 ($142 members)

This is the class to build your chops in.

Beginning String Band Ensemble

IntermediateNew!

Thursday with Colby Maddox

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

Come join the band

Big Band Jazz Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Jack Cassidy

110 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $232 ($222 members)

Think the Cotton Club comes to Lincoln Square.

Brazilian Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Luciano Antonio or Heitor Garcia

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

Voices and instruments join together to play this infectious music.

Steely Dan Ensemble

Intermediate

Thursday with Cathy Norden

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

So won't you smile for the camera… we know you're gonna love it

Windy City Ensemble

Intermediate

Sunday with Andrea Bunch

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

Connect with your metropolitan roots!

Gypsy Jazz Ensemble

Intermediate

Monday with Michael O'Toole

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

Come join the Hot Club of Lincoln Square.

Jazz Ensemble Improv

Intermediate

Thursday with Jack Cassidy

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

Now we're starting to really play this stuff!

Latin Jazz Ensemble

Advanced

Sunday with Manny Bances

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

Afro-Cuban rhythms and jazz performance will inform your jazz study.

Latin Grooves and Roots Ensemble

Intermediate

Sunday with Manny Bances

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

Add some spicy flavorings to whatever style you play: Jamming with Latin Roots music and contemporary funky fusions.

Memphis/New Orleans Ensemble

Intermediate

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

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

Introduction to Jazz Guitar

Intermediate

Wednesday with Tony do Rosario

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

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

Building Chord Vocabulary

Intermediate

This and other musicianship classes are offered in rotation thru the year. If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

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

Jazz Guitar 1

Intermediate

Saturday with Tony do Rosario

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

Take your time to absorb the fundamentals of jazz guitar.

Jazz Guitar 2

Advanced

Wednesday or Saturday with Tony do Rosario

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

Build your repertoire from session to session.

Introduction to Brazilian Guitar

Intermediate

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

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

Introduction To Flamenco Guitar

Beginner

This class is offered on a rotating basis.
If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

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

Flamenco Guitar 1 Skills

Beginner

Wednesday with Mehran Jalili

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

Develop a catalog of strums and styles necessary to play flamenco.

Flamenco Guitar 2 Repertoire

Intermediate

Wednesday with Mehran Jalili

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

Develop a strong repertoire in this exciting musical idiom.

Bebop Jazz Guitar Workshop

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Thursday with Bruce Forman

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($24 members)

Guitar Study Hall

Open to All

Monday or Wednesday with Steve Levitt

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

A free Q & A with one of the school's renown guitar gurus. COME BY AND WE'LL HELP PLACE YOU IN THE PROGRAM

Bass Guitar 4

Advanced

This class is offered in rotation thru the year. If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

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

Mandolin Ensemble

Advanced

Wednesday with Bau Graves

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

Play uncomplicated Mandolin parts in sections and practice from sheet music to enhance your harmonic sense.

Advanced Jazz Singing Master Class

WorkshopAdvancedNew!

Saturday with Typhanie Monique

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($24 members)

Jazz Singing Basics

WorkshopBeginnerNew!

Saturday with Typhanie Monique

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($24 members)

Harmony Singing: Swing to Rockabilly

Intermediate

Thursday with Barbara Silverman

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

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

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

$288 for 30 minutes ($278 for members)

$416 for 45 minutes ($401 for members)

$536 for 60 minutes ($516 for members)


Session & Registration Dates

8-week lessons: 04/30/2018 – 06/24/2018

Monday 03/26/18: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 04/09/18: Transfer registration

Wednesday 04/11/18: Open registration

8-week lessons: 06/25/2018 – 08/19/2018

Monday 05/21/18: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 06/04/18: Transfer registration

Wednesday 06/06/18: Open registration


Teachers

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

Tony do Rosario »
Jazz Guitar

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

John Erickson »
Piano

Alex Farha »
Guitar, Oud

John Goldman »
Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone, Wind Instruments

Marshall Greenhouse »
Drum Kit, Percussion

Laurie Hartung »
Piano, Voice

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, Ukulele, Fiddle, Banjo, Mandolin, Theory, Improvisation

Charles Rumback »
Piano, Drum Kit, Percussion

Bill Simmons »
Guitar

Thomas Winthrop Stevens »
Piano

Joel Styzens »
Drum Kit, Percussion, Piano

Jon Wall »
Guitar, Ensembles, Bass

Andrew Wilkins »
Piano