Old Town School will be closed on Monday, May 25.

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!

Trad Jazz Ensemble

Intermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Afrobeat Ensemble 2

IntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Beginning String Band Ensemble

Intermediate

Thursday with Colby Maddox or Dan Mulvihill

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $216 ($196 members)

Come join the band

Pathways to Improvisation for All

Beginner

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

Jazz Blues Improvisation for All Instruments

IntermediateNew!

Tuesday with Tim McNamara

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $99 ($89 members)

Four concentrated units to improve your playing

Big Band Jazz 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.

110 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $240 ($220 members)

Gypsy Jazz Ensemble

Intermediate

Monday with Rick Veras

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Come join the Hot Club of Lincoln Square.

Jazz Ensemble: Learning Standards

Intermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Beginning Jazz Lab

Intermediate

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($140 members)

Jazz Improv 1

Intermediate

Thursday with Michael Nearpass

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Now we're starting to really play this stuff!

Jazz Improv 2

Intermediate

Thursday with Michael Nearpass

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $210 ($190 members)

Let's dig deep into this true American music form.

Introduction to Jazz Guitar

Intermediate

This class is offered on a rotating basis with Jazz Guitar 1. 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 ($186 members)

Jazz Guitar 1

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 ($186 members)

Jazz Guitar 2

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 ($186 members)

Jazz Guitar 4ever

Advanced

Wednesday with Tony Do Rosario

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

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

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  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Introduction To Flamenco Guitar

Beginner

Wednesday with Mehran Jalili

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

Examine the basic chords and rhythmic attacks of flamenco.

Flamenco Guitar 1 Skills

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  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Flamenco Guitar 2 Repertoire

Intermediate

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  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Classic Pop Songs Simplified

IntermediateNew!

Wednesday or Friday with Barbara Silverman

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $80 ($70 members)

Build your own songbag with spice and variety.

Jazz Guitar 1.5

IntermediateNew!

Wednesday 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.

Crash Bass 2 Expanding Your Toolkit

Intermediate

Many of our Bass classes rotate through 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  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Jazz Bass ONLINE Workshop

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Saturday with Jason Roebke

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

Enter new dimensions in your bass playing.

Jerry Garcia Lead Guitar Styles ONLINE Workshop

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Saturday with Richard Pettengill

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $20 ($20 members)

Unlock some of the mysteries of Captain Trips' distinctive approach to guitar.

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!

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: 05/04/2020 – 06/28/2020

Monday 04/06/20: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 04/20/20: Transfer registration

Wednesday 04/22/20: Open registration


Teachers

Click for teacher profiles and schedules

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

Tony Do Rosario »
Jazz Guitar

Patrick Dugan »
Bass, Guitar, Ukulele

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

John Erickson »
Piano

Olivia Flanigan »
Piano, Voice

John Goldman »
Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone, Wind Instruments

Marshall Greenhouse »
Drum Kit, Percussion

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

Charles Rumback »
Piano, Drum Kit, Percussion

Bill Simmons »
Guitar

Thomas Winthrop Stevens »
Piano

Joel Styzens »
Drum Kit, Guitar, Percussion, Piano

Jon Wall »
Guitar, Ensembles, Bass

Andrew Wilkins »
Piano