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Pop & Rock Classes

Study the styles, play the tunes - join the band.

Fingerstyle Workshop Series with Michael J. Miles

WorkshopIntermediate

Monday with Michael Miles

75 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($23 members)

Location: Online

Crash Bass for Guitarists

Beginner

Saturday with Harlan Terson

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

A course designed for those who already play another stringed instrument.

Location: Online

Basslines For An Endless Summer

Intermediate

Saturday with Harlan Terson

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

A little bit of soul, a little bit of surf pack your bathing suit.

Location: Online

Blues Bass Techniques & Forms

Intermediate

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

Walking Bass Groove Lab

Intermediate

Monday with Harlan Terson

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $169 ($149 members)

An hour long lab to make you “badder”

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

‘60s Style Go-Go

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Sunday with Staff

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $20 ($18 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

The ‘80s Ensemble

Intermediate

There are no classes scheduled right now. Please check back.

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

‘80s Pop Metal

Intermediate

Tuesday with Dan Fulkerson

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

Break out your spandex and hairspray.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Alt-Country Ensemble

Intermediate

Saturday with Shelley Miller

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

Calling all cowboys & cowgirls we're twanging our way thru some great material.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

‘90s Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Andrea Bunch

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

Whatever, dude. East Village, East London, Eastern Europe, East Building.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

New Americana Ensemble

Intermediate

Monday with Alton Smith

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

Hey Ho and all points in between

Location: Lincoln Park - Armitage Ave

Band Coaching Adult

Intermediate

Monday with Jonas Friddle

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Beatles Acoustic Songbook

Intermediate

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

Beatles for Beginners

Intermediate

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

Daytime Beatles Ensemble

Intermediate

Friday with Steve Levitt

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


Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Beatles Ensemble: Magical Mystery Tour

Intermediate

Wednesday with Tom Ryan

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

‘60s Classics Ensemble

Intermediate

Saturday with Steve Levitt

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

You call the tune; we'll learn the tune.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Modern Country Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Jacob Sweet

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

Come explore your 21st century inner twang.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Ensemble

Intermediate

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

Eclectic Electric Ensemble

Intermediate

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

Folk-Rock Acoustic Ensemble

Intermediate

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

Grateful Dead Ensemble

Intermediate

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

Great Lakes Ensemble

Open to AllNew!

Sunday with Shelley Miller

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($196 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Here and Now Ensemble

Intermediate

Monday with Randy Morris or Andrea Bunch

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

Just what it says, contemporary music.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

History of Rock Ensemble

Intermediate

Thursday with John Mead

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

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

Pink Floyd Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with John Mead

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

Come find out which one is pink.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Poets of Pop Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Bill Brickey

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

We're paying attention to both lyrics and groove.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Punk Ensemble

Intermediate

Saturday with Shelley Miller

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

gabba gabba hey

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Radiohead Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with John Mead

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Rockabilly Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Jacob Sweet

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

Join this rootsy band comprised of a combination of R&B mixed with country influences.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Soul Ensemble

Intermediate

Thursday with Alton Smith or Bill Brickey

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

Join one of the longest running ensembles celebrating this American music form

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

The Band: Music From Big Pink

IntermediateNew!

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

Women's Acoustic Songbook

Intermediate

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

RPA Ensemble

Advanced

Thursday with Steve Dawson

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Basics of Electric Chicago Blues Guitar

Intermediate

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

Lead Guitar Soloing Basics

Intermediate

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

Acoustic Slide Guitar 1 Repertoire

Intermediate

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

Beatles Fingerstyle

Intermediate

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

Beatles Fingerstyle Guitar

Intermediate

Monday with Michael Miles

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $103 ($93 members)

Let your fingers become the Fab Four

Location: Online

Classical Guitar Basic Repertoire

Intermediate

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

Fingerstyle Repertoire

Intermediate

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

Pop Guitar Techniques & Arrangement

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  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Electric Guitar Styles Overdrive

Intermediate

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

Electric Slide Guitar

Intermediate

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

Brothers Vaughan Guitar Styles

Advanced

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  ·  $214 ($194 members)

From Chords to Riffs

Intermediate

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

Acoustic Led Zeppelin

IntermediateNew!

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

Acoustic Rolling Stones

IntermediateNew!

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

Aimee Mann Songbook

IntermediateNew!

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

Fundamental Fingerpicking Accompaniment

Intermediate

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

Guitar 4: Soul

IntermediateNew!

Tuesday with Nikki O'Neill

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

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

Reggae Bass

Advanced

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  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Rhythm Guitar

Intermediate

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

Extended Play: Guitar

Intermediate

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday with Mary Peterson, Chris Winters, Elaine Moore, Catherine Norden or Louis Bardales

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

Make a long term commitment to improving your guitar playing skills

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus or Online

Songs of the Great Singer-Songwriters

Intermediate

Tuesday with Ed Holstein

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

Learn and be inspired by a study of masterful songwriting

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Extended Play: Folk/Country/Blues Harmonica

Intermediate

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

Ukulele 3: Beatles Repertoire

Intermediate

Wednesday with Charles Kim

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Hearing Chord Changes & Play Uke By Ear Workshop with Jim D'Ville

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Wednesday with Staff

120 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $30 ($25 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Ukulele 3: Ukulele Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Michael Hammerman

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

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

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John Abbey »
Bass Guitar, Upright Bass, Guitar

Patrik Ahlberg »
Violin, Fiddle, Guitar

Louis Bardales »
Guitar

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

Chris Corsale »
Guitar

Kathy Cowan »
Voice

Steve Dawson »
Guitar, Songwriting

Deanna Devore »
Guitar, Songwriting

Tony Do Rosario »
Jazz Guitar

Steve Doyle »
Dobro, Guitar, Lap Steel

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

John Erickson »
Piano

Victor Figueroa »
Piano

Dan Fulkerson »
Guitar

Anna Jacobson »
Fiddle, French Horn, Trumpet, Ensembles

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

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

Shelley Miller »
Guitar, Songwriting, Ukulele

Elaine Moore »
Guitar, Voice

Shannon Mustard »
Fiddle, Violin

Renee Nanzer »
Double Play for Preschoolers, Piano, Voice

Mary Peterson »
Theater, Guitar,
Wiggleworms Program, School Partnerships

David Sims »
Drum Kit, Big Drummers, Percussion

Alton Smith »
Piano

Tom Sorich »
Drum Kit

Joel Styzens »
Drum Kit, Guitar, Percussion, Piano

Jacob Sweet »
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Songwriting, Ukulele

Harlan Terson »
Bass Guitar, Guitar

Rebecca Toon »
Voice, Guitar

Jon Wall »
Guitar, Ensembles, Bass

Andrew Wilkins »
Piano

Chris Winters »
Guitar, Ukulele