Pop & Rock Classes

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

Blues Bass Techniques & Forms

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  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Walking Bass Groove Lab

Intermediate

Monday with Harlan Terson

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $152 ($132 members)

An hour long lab to make you “badder”

Dylan Songbag: Christmas and The Chairman

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Friday with Jimmy Tomasello

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $20 ($15 members)

fa la la la la meets shoo be doo be do

Sub Pop Ensemble

IntermediateNew!

Sunday with Shelley Miller

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

Come as you are and leave better than ever.

‘90s Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Andrea Bunch

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

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

New Americana Ensemble

Intermediate

Monday with Alton Smith

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

Hey Ho and all points in between

MTV Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with John Mead

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

Remember when it stood for music television? You want your MTV? Well we got ii -

Athens GA Ensemble

IntermediateNew!

Saturday with Shelley Miller

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

Take a one-way ticket to the 40 Watt Club and play songs by your favorite Athens artists

Fleetwood Mac Ensemble

Intermediate

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

Honky Tonk Angels

Intermediate

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

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

B-52s Ensemble

IntermediateNew!

Sunday with Shelley Miller or Steve Dawson

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

Leave your private Idaho and join the band!

Band Coaching Adult

Intermediate

Saturday with Bob Goins

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

Beatles Acoustic Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Tommi Zender

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

Deep cuts and favorites from from John, Paul, et al.

Beatles for Beginners

Intermediate

Thursday with Charles Kim

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

The music of the Fab Four simplified for those who have only played a short while.

Daytime Beatles Ensemble

Intermediate

Friday with Steve Levitt

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

Good daytime -sunshine

Beatles Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Steve Levitt

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

Session 5 Sgt. Pepper
Session 6 Magical Mystery Tour

Bloodshot Records Ensemble

IntermediateNew!

Saturday with Shelley Miller

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

Home to a number of notable country, punk, Americana and singer/songwriter artists from around the country,

Brass Class: Mardi Gras Music

Intermediate

Wednesday with Evan Jacobson or Anna Jacobson

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $154 ($144 members)

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Merge Records Ensemble

Intermediate

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

Classic Album Ensemble

Intermediate

Saturday with Charles Kim

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

Session 6 Remain in Light by Talking Heads

‘60s Classics Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday or Saturday with Steve Levitt

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

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

The Two Johnnies Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Ed Holstein

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

We're talking John Prine and Johnny Cash.

Modern Country Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Jacob Sweet

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

Come explore your 21st century inner twang.

Cream Ensemble

Intermediate

Saturday with Bob Goins

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

White Room, Crossroads I'm So Glad and all the hits

Eagles Ensemble

Intermediate

Thursday with John Mead

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

Turn up the Eagles the neighbors are listening…

Eclectic Electric Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Steve Doyle or Tommi Zender

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

We can take this bus anywhere you want.

Ensemble Basics

Intermediate

Tuesday with Charles Kim

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

Get your act together before joining an ensemble or group.

Folk-Rock Acoustic Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Tommi Zender

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

Work on licks, harmonies, arrangements and more.

Grateful Dead Ensemble

Intermediate

Thursday with Steve Levitt

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

Come join Uncle Steve's band

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.

Great Setlists from JamBandLand

Intermediate

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

Jazz Ensemble: Learning Standards

Intermediate

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

Joni Mitchell Ensemble

Intermediate

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

The Kinks Klass

Intermediate

Wednesday with Steve Doyle or Tommi Zender

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

Klassics, Kronicles and Kontinuos Kinkdom

Kiss Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Dan Fulkerson

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

Rock and roll all night and party everyday.

Latin Grooves and Roots Ensemble

Intermediate

Sunday with Manny Bances

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

Add some spicy flavorings to whatever style you play: Jamming with Latin Roots music and contemporary funky fusions.

Pink Floyd Ensemble

IntermediateNew!

Thursday with John Mead

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

Poets of Pop Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Bill Brickey

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

We're paying attention to both lyrics and groove.

Pop Divas Ensemble

Intermediate

Sunday with Andrea Bunch

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

A room full of stars. Join the constellation.

Punk Ensemble

Intermediate

Sunday with Shelley Miller

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

gabba gabba hey Session 6: 21st Century Artists

R&B Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with John Mead

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

Immerse yourself into the work of an artist or musical movement.

Reggae Ensemble

Intermediate

Monday with Gregg Ostrom

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

Come get you some ska, rocksteady, roots reggae, and dancehall from the great nation of Jamaica.

Rockabilly Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Jacob Sweet

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

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

Rolling Stones Ensemble

Intermediate

Thursday with John Mead

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

You'll find sometimes you'll get what you need.

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.

UFO & Scorpions Ensemble

IntermediateNew!

Tuesday with Dan Fulkerson

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

Women's Acoustic Ensemble

Intermediate

Monday with Paula McKernan

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

Come together to celebrate popular music by women from all eras.

Yes and More Ensemble

IntermediateNew!

Thursday with Cathy Norden

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

Extended Play: Guitar

Intermediate

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

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Make a long term commitment to improving your guitar playing skills

Guitarchaeology

Intermediate

If you would like to be contacted the next time Professor Levitt makes an expedition, please email Guitar Program Manager Jimmy Tomasello with your contact information.

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $152 ($132 members)

RPA Ensemble aka Dawson's Guitar 4Ever

Advanced

Thursday with Steve Dawson

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

A group of 4ever students under Dawson's leadership

Basics of Electric Chicago Blues Guitar

Intermediate

Monday with Steve Hutchins

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Learn lead and comping techniques of the major players of the Chicago blues style.

Essential Blues-Rock Electric Guitar Skills

Intermediate

Sunday with Chris Winters

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Expand techniques and your personal riff artillery within the framework of songs and progressions in the blues/rock idiom.

Essential Blues-Rock Electric Guitar Repertoire

Advanced

Sunday with Chris Winters

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

An ongoing class which develops repertoire in the blues/rock genre.

Lead Guitar Basics

Intermediate

Saturday with Chris Corsale

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Get yourself ready to take a solo.

Rhythm Guitar

Intermediate

Monday or Friday with Dan Fulkerson

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Focus on one of the most essential elements of playing guitar and music itself.

Acoustic Slide Guitar 1 Repertoire

IntermediateNew!

Sunday with Donna Herula

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Beatles Fingerstyle Guitar

Intermediate

Monday with Michael Miles

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Let your fingers become the Fab Four

Classical Guitar Basic Repertoire

Intermediate

Monday with Jacob Sweet

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Fun easy pieces to add pizzazz to your style.

Fingerstyle Repertoire

Intermediate

Thursday with Randy Morris

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Develop a songbag of solo accompaniments and instrumentals in a variety of styles.

Arranging Pop Music for Guitar

Intermediate

Tuesday with Chris Corsale

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

If you feel like it's time to add a few bells and whistles to your playing, then this is the class for you.

Electric Guitar Styles Overdrive

Intermediate

Wednesday or Thursday with Dan Fulkerson

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Enhancement medication for the electric guitarist.

Hard Rock Acoustic

Intermediate

Thursday with Dan Fulkerson

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

All the licks, all the tricks - but with minimal hearing loss.

B.B. King Guitar Styles

Intermediate

Thursday with Steve Hutchins

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

The thrill is far from gone. Let's dive into the master's method.

Acoustic Zeppelin

Intermediate

Tuesday with John Mead

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Study Page's acoustic songs and instrumentals in both standard and open guitar tunings.

Electric Slide Guitar

Intermediate

Sunday with Donna Herula

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

We'll cover old school and new school.

Advancing Guitar: Licks and Tricks

Intermediate

Monday or Tuesday with John Mead

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Learn approaches to the fingerboard designed to improve your playing

Acoustic Pete Townshend

IntermediateNew!

Tuesday with John Mead

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Blues Progressions and Soloing with Jim Kahr

WorkshopIntermediate

Sunday with Jim Kahr

110 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $30 ($28 members)

Get a solid handle on this universal music form from a seasoned veteran.

Frank Vignola Let's Play Workshop with Vinny Raniolo:

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Saturday with Staff

180 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $45 ($40 members)

Guitar Study Hall

Open to All

Monday or Wednesday with Steve Levitt

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $0 ($0 members)

A free Q & A with one of the school's renown guitar gurus. COME BY AND WE'LL HELP PLACE YOU IN THE PROGRAM

How to Play Soul Guitar

IntermediateNew!

Tuesday with John Mead

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($82 members)

Slidin' the Blues with Jim Kahr

WorkshopIntermediate

Sunday with Jim Kahr

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $30 ($28 members)

Chicago Blues icon Jim Kahr returns to teach about Slidin' the Blues! t

Understanding the Minor Pentatonic Scale

WorkshopIntermediate

Saturday with Dan Fulkerson

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

like it's older younger brother only five notes with endless expression

Willie Dixon Songbook for Blues Guitar

IntermediateNew!

Thursday with Steve Hutchins

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Gonna romp and tromp 'till midnite We're gonna fuss and fight 'till daylight
We're gonna pitch a wang dang doodle all night long

Crash Bass for Guitarists

Beginner

Monday with Harlan Terson

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

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

Learn Classic Rock Bass Lines

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  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Extended Play: Harmonica

Intermediate

Thursday with Skip Landt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Nick Cave Ensemble

Intermediate

Thursday with John Mead

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($196 members)

Come learn and perform this dark genius' scary, funny, beautiful, desperate tunes

Ukulele 3: Beatles Repertoire

Intermediate

Wednesday with Charles Kim

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

Ukulele 3: Ukulele Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Michael Hammerman

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($182 members)

A Cappella Singing

Open to All

Sunday with Paula McKernan or Renee Nanzer

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $212 ($192 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

$288 for 30 minutes ($278 for members)

$416 for 45 minutes ($401 for members)

$536 for 60 minutes ($516 for members)


Session & Registration Dates

8-week lessons: 10/28/2019 – 12/22/2019

Monday 09/23/19: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 10/07/19: Transfer registration

Wednesday 10/09/19: Open registration

8-week lessons: 01/06/2020 – 03/01/2020

Monday 11/18/19: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 12/02/19: Transfer registration

Wednesday 12/04/19: Open registration


Teachers

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John Abbey »
Bass Guitar, Upright Bass, Guitar

Patrik Ahlberg »
Fiddle, Violin, Guitar, School Partnerships

Louis Bardales »
Guitar

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

Steve Dawson »
Guitar, Songwriting

Lisa Joy DeRosia »
Wiggleworms Program, Guitar, Piano, Voice

Deanna Devore »
Guitar, Songwriting

Tony do Rosario »
Jazz Guitar

Geoff Dolce »
Violin, Fiddle, Guitar, Ukulele

Steve Doyle »
Dobro, Guitar, Lap Steel

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

John Erickson »
Piano

Olivia Flanigan »
Piano, Voice

Wendi Freeman »
Drum Kit, Percussion

Dan Fulkerson »
Guitar

Marshall Greenhouse »
Drum Kit, Percussion

Anna Jacobson »
Fiddle, French Horn, Trumpet, Ensembles

Charles Kim »
Bass, Composition, Guitar, Songwriting, Ukulele

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

Shelley Miller »
Guitar, Songwriting, Ukulele

Elaine Moore »
Guitar, Voice

Renee Nanzer »
Double Play for Preschoolers, Piano, Voice

Cathy Norden »
Piano, Guitar

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

Charles Rumback »
Piano, Drum Kit, Percussion

David Sims »
Drum Kit, Big Drummers, Percussion

Alton Smith »
Piano

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

Lindsay Weinberg »
Voice, Piano, Guitar, School Partnerships

Andrew Wilkins »
Piano

Chris Winters »
Guitar, Ukulele

Azita Youssefi »
Piano, Voice