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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!

Musical Theater Jazz Dance

Intermediate

Wednesday with ETHAN KIRSCHBAUM

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $146 ($126 members)

Learn basic jazz steps and bring characther to your favorite show tunes!

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

String Band Ensemble

Intermediate

Thursday with Colby Maddox or Dan Mulvihill

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $222 ($202 members)

Come join the band

Location: Online

Brazilian Ensemble

Intermediate

Monday with Luciano Antonio or Heitor Garcia

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $222 ($202 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  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Jazz Performance Ensemble

Intermediate

Thursday with Michael Nearpass

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

This ensemble is geared towards heavy hitters in the jazz idiom

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Jazz Harmony and Improvisation

Intermediate

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

Latin Music Essentials

Intermediate

Sunday with Manny Bances

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Introduction To Flamenco Guitar

Intermediate

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

Introduction to Jazz Guitar

Intermediate

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

Jazz Guitar 1

Intermediate

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

Jazz Guitar 1.5

Intermediate

Saturday with Tony Do Rosario

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

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

Jazz Guitar 4ever

Advanced

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

Acoustic Phish Songbook

Intermediate

Tuesday with Chris Corsale

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Swing on the Mandolin

IntermediateNew!

Monday with Paul Kaye

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

Location: Online

Jazz Piano 101

Intermediate

Friday with Jeffrey Hunter

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Jazz Piano 102

Intermediate

Friday with Jeffrey Hunter

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Brazilian Vocals

Beginner

Monday with Luciano Antonio

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 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  ·  $206 ($186 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

$296 for 30 minutes ($286 for members)

$424 for 45 minutes ($409 for members)

$544 for 60 minutes ($524 for members)


Session & Registration Dates

8-week lessons: 04/25/2022 – 06/19/2022

Monday 03/21/22: Re-registration for current students begins

Tuesday 04/05/22: Transfer registration

Wednesday 04/06/22: Open registration

8-week lessons: 06/20/2022 – 08/14/2022

Monday 05/16/22: Re-registration for current students begins

Tuesday 05/31/22: Transfer registration

Wednesday 06/01/22: Open registration

8-week lessons: 08/29/2022 – 10/23/2022

Monday 07/11/22: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 07/25/22: Transfer registration

Wednesday 07/27/22: Open registration

8-week lessons: 10/24/2022 – 12/18/2022

Monday 09/19/22: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 10/03/22: Transfer registration

Wednesday 10/05/22: Open registration


Teachers

Click for teacher profiles and schedules

Patrik Ahlberg »
Violin, Fiddle, Guitar

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

Steven Hemmy »
Piano, Violin, Fiddle

Jeffrey Hunter »
Piano

Oscar Jasso »
Piano, Keyboard, Synth

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

Randy Morris »
Guitar

Michael O'Toole »
Guitar, Ukulele, Fiddle, Banjo, Mandolin, Theory, Improvisation

MATT PIET »
Piano

Bill Simmons »
Guitar

Tom Sorich »
Drum Kit

Thomas Winthrop Stevens »
Piano

Joel Styzens »
Drum Kit, Guitar, Percussion, Piano

Jon Wall »
Guitar, Ensembles, Bass

Andrew Wilkins »
Piano