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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

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

Basslines For An Endless Summer

Intermediate

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

Beatles For Bass

Intermediate

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

Blues Bass Techniques & Forms

Intermediate

Saturday with Harlan Terson

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

Get your blues playing down with one of the mainstays of the Chicago Blues scene.

Location: Online

Walking Bass Groove Lab

Intermediate

Monday with Harlan Terson

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

An hour long lab to make you “badder”

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

‘60s Style Go-Go

WorkshopOpen to All

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  ·  $248 ($228 members)

‘80s Pop Metal

Intermediate

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

Alt-Country Ensemble

Intermediate

Saturday with Shelley Miller

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 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 or Craig Davis Pinson

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

Hey Ho and all points in between

Location: Lincoln Park - Armitage Ave

Fleetwood Mac Ensemble

Intermediate

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

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

Band Coaching Adult

Intermediate

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

Beatles Acoustic Songbook

Intermediate

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

Beatles for Beginners

Intermediate

Thursday with Charles Kim

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

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Daytime Beatles Ensemble

Intermediate

Friday with Steve Levitt

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Beginner's Blues Band - Live!

Beginner

Saturday with Steve Hutchins

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $284 ($264 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

CCR Ensemble

IntermediateNew!

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

‘60s Classics Ensemble

Intermediate

Saturday with Steve Levitt

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

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Modern Country Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Jacob Sweet or Max Berg

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

Eclectic Electric Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Tommi Zender

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

We can take this bus anywhere you want.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Folk-Rock Acoustic Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Tommi Zender

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

Work on licks, harmonies, arrangements a great mix of artists and songs

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Foo Fighters Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Dan Fulkerson

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

Grow your skills with Grohl and company

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Grateful Dead Ensemble

Intermediate

Thursday with Steve Levitt

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

Come join Uncle Steve's band

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Great Lakes Ensemble

Open to All

Sunday with Shelley Miller

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Here and Now Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Randy Morris or Andrea Bunch

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $264 ($244 members)

Just what it says, contemporary music.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

History of Rock Ensemble

Intermediate

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

Latin Music Essentials

Intermediate

Sunday with Manny Bances

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Nick Cave and Friends Ensemble

IntermediateNew!

Wednesday with John Mead

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Pink Floyd Ensemble

Intermediate

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

Poets of Pop Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Bill Brickey

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

gabba gabba hey

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Radiohead Ensemble

Intermediate

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

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

Rockabilly Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Jacob Sweet

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $248 ($228 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  ·  $264 ($244 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

Intermediate

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

The Doors Ensemble

IntermediateNew!

Wednesday with John Mead

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Unsung Heroes of Rock & Roll Ensemble

IntermediateNew!

Thursday with John Mead

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

VELVET UNDERGROUND ENSEMBLE

Intermediate

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

RPA Ensemble

Advanced

Thursday with Steve Dawson

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Basics of Electric Chicago Blues Guitar

Intermediate

Monday with Steve Hutchins

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

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Lead Guitar Soloing Basics

Intermediate

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

Acoustic Slide Guitar 1 Repertoire

Intermediate

Thursday with Donna Herula

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

Take your slide playing to the next level!

Location: Online

Beatles Fingerstyle

Intermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $124 ($114 members)

Beatles Fingerstyle 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 4 weeks  ·  $124 ($114 members)

Classical Guitar Basic Repertoire

Intermediate

Monday with Jacob Sweet

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

This class is a hybrid offering - students may attend either in person or by Zoom.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Fingerstyle Repertoire

Intermediate

Thursday with Randy Morris

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

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

Location: Online

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  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Electric Guitar Styles Overdrive

Intermediate

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

Electric Slide Guitar

Intermediate

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

From Chords to Riffs

Intermediate

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

Acoustic Led Zeppelin

Intermediate

Tuesday with John Mead

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Acoustic Pop Punk

Beginner

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

Acoustic Rolling Stones

Intermediate

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

Advancing Guitar 2: Licks and Tricks

Intermediate

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

Advancing Guitar: Everything About Chords

Intermediate

Tuesday with John Mead

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Aimee Mann Songbook

Intermediate

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

Electric Guitar 1

Beginner

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

Guided By Voices - Unplugged

Beginner

50 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $178 ($158 members)

Guitar 4: Soul

Intermediate

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

Acoustic Phish Songbook

Intermediate

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

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  ·  $248 ($228 members)

Punk Rock and Emo for Electric Guitar

Beginner

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

Rhythm Guitar

Intermediate

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

Sarah Jarosz Songbag

IntermediateNew!

Tuesday with Andrea Bunch

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

Location: Online

Songs and theory in Open E Tuning

Intermediate

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

Rock en Español for Electric Guitar / La Guitarra Eléctrica en el Rock en Español

Beginner

50 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $178 ($158 members)

They Might Be Giants Songbag

Intermediate

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

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

Understanding the Major Pentatonic Scale

WorkshopIntermediate

Saturday with Dan Fulkerson

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

Five notes with endless possibilities

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Wilco Acoustic Songbook

Intermediate

Saturday with Tommi Zender

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

Location: Online

Winter Beatles Songbag

WorkshopIntermediate

Friday with Tommi Zender

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

Location: Online

Women's Road to Rock Guitar - Play It & Learn the History

IntermediateNew!

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

Extended Play: Guitar

Intermediate

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday with Mary Peterson or Elaine Moore

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

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

Ukulele 3: Beatles Repertoire

Intermediate

Wednesday with Charles Kim

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Ukulele 3: Ukulele Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Michael Hammerman

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

A Cappella Singing

Open to All

Tuesday with Paula McKernan

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

Location: Lincoln Park - Armitage Ave

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: 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

8-week lessons: 02/27/2023 – 04/23/2023

Monday 01/23/23: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 02/06/23: Transfer registration

Wednesday 02/08/23: Open registration

8-week lessons: 04/24/2023 – 06/18/2023

Monday 03/20/23: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 04/03/23: Transfer registration

Wednesday 04/05/23: Open registration

8-week lessons: 06/19/2023 – 08/13/2023

Monday 05/15/23: Re-registration for current students begins

Tuesday 05/30/23: Transfer registration

Wednesday 05/31/23: Open registration

8-week lessons: 08/28/2023 – 10/22/2023

Monday 07/10/23: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 07/24/23: Transfer registration

Wednesday 07/26/23: Open registration

8-week lessons: 10/23/2023 – 12/17/2023

Monday 09/18/23: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 10/02/23: Transfer registration

Wednesday 10/04/23: Open registration


Teachers

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John Abbey »
Bass Guitar, Upright Bass, Guitar

Louis Bardales »
Guitar

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

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

Dan Fulkerson »
Guitar

Chloe Guerra »
Kids' Piano
Young Voices

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, Ensembles

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