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!

Scott Henderson Clinic Q&A online

WorkshopIntermediate

Saturday with Staff

120 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $35 ($30 members)

Don't miss this rare opportunity to learn from a master.

Thinking Guitar

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Sunday with Gary Lee Joyner

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($22 members)

Let's put some thought into the instrument we play

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

Monday with Jason Roebke

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

Expand your playing with others and find your sound. We'll be jammin'.

Jazz Blues Improvisation for All Instruments

IntermediateNew!

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

Beginning Jazz Lab

Intermediate

Thursday with Michael Nearpass

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

This is the class to build your chops in.

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

Monday or Saturday with Tony Do Rosario

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

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

Jazz Guitar 1

Intermediate

Saturday with Tony Do Rosario

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

Take your time to absorb the fundamentals of jazz guitar.

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 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)

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.

Acoustic Phish Songbook

IntermediateNew!

Tuesday with Chris Corsale

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

Swing Rhythm Guitar 101 with Marcy A. Marxer

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Saturday with Staff

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $35 ($30 members)

Introduction to Chord Melody on Ukulele with Marcy A. Marxer

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Sunday with Staff

70 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $35 ($30 members)

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: 06/29/2020 – 08/16/2020

Tuesday 05/26/20: Re-registration for current students begins

Tuesday 06/09/20: Transfer registration

Wednesday 06/10/20: Open registration

8-week lessons: 08/31/2020 – 10/25/2020

Monday 07/20/20: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 08/03/20: Transfer registration

Wednesday 08/05/20: Open registration


Teachers

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

Kathy Cowan »
Voice

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