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Mandolin

Mandolins are compact, versatile and fun! Our mandolin classes welcome beginners and experienced players!

The mandolin has found a home in many styles of music: bluegrass, swing, jazz, old time, classical, folk, and rock. Because of its small scale and violin-like tuning, the mandolin is perfect for learning fiddle tunes and melodies. Guitarists will find that mandolin rhythm skills complement their existing technique.

Introduction to the Mandolin

Beginner

Monday with Colby Maddox

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

If you love the sound of a mandolin but have never played a stringed instrument before, this class if for you.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Blues on the Mandolin

Intermediate

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

Blues on the Mandolin Repertoire

Intermediate

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

Irish Mandolin

Intermediate

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

Mandolin 1

Beginner

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

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

Mandolin 1 Repertoire

Beginner

Wednesday with Colby Maddox

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

Take Mandolin 1 Repertoire if you have experience with a stringed instrument and you are comfortable learning melodies by ear and with tablature.

Location: Online

Mandolin 2

Intermediate

Wednesday with Colby Maddox

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

Take Mandolin 2 to learn more challenging tunes and songs from a variety of traditions by ear and with tablature.

Location: Online

Mandolin 2 Repertoire

Intermediate

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

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

Mandolin 3

Intermediate

Tuesday with Colby Maddox

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

Location: Online

Swing on the Mandolin

Intermediate

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

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: 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

8-week lessons: 01/02/2023 – 02/26/2023

Monday 11/14/22: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 11/28/22: Transfer registration

Wednesday 11/30/22: Open registration


Teachers

Click for teacher profiles and schedules

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Sean Colledge »
Fiddle, Guitar, Irish Tenor Banjo, Irish Mandolin, Irish Concertina, Cajun Accordion, Clawhammer Banjo

Jonas Friddle »
Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Ensembles, Band Coaching, School Partnerships

Paul Kaye »
Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin

Charles Kim »
Bass, Composition, Guitar, Songwriting, Ukulele (including Baritone), Mandolin

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

Chris Walz »
Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin