Pop & Rock Classes

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

Acoustic CCR

IntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

Walking Bass Groove Lab

Intermediate

Monday with Harlan Terson

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $140 ($120 members)

An hour long lab to make you “badder”

New Americana Ensemble

Intermediate

Monday with Alton Smith

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $184 ($164 members)

Hey Ho and all points in between

Beatles Acoustic Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Tommi Zender

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 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 7 weeks  ·  $184 ($164 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 7 weeks  ·  $184 ($164 members)

Session 4 Let It Be


Beatles Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Steve Levitt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $184 ($164 members)

Session 4 Let It Be

Classic Album Ensemble

Intermediate

Saturday with Charles Kim

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $184 ($164 members)

Session 4 Classic Jukebox

‘60s Classics Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday or Saturday with Steve Levitt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $184 ($164 members)

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

Modern Country Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Jacob Sweet

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $189 ($169 members)

Come explore your 21st century inner twang.

Decemberists Songbook

Intermediate

Monday with Andrea Bunch

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $189 ($169 members)

We'll be covering classic hits and deep cuts

Folk-Rock Acoustic Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Tommi Zender

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $184 ($164 members)

Session 4 Neil Young Work on licks, harmonies, arrangements and more.

Grateful Dead Ensemble

Intermediate

Thursday with Steve Levitt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $184 ($164 members)

Come join Uncle Steve's band

John Prine Songbook

Intermediate

Tuesday with Bob Goins or Ed Holstein

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $184 ($164 members)

Come recreate and celebrate countless gems like “Illegal Smile,” “Angel From Montgomery,” “In Spite of Ourselves” and many many more.

Live From Wrigley Field Ensemble

IntermediateNew!

Tuesday with Dan Fulkerson

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $184 ($164 members)

Ice Cold Beer and Peanuts not included.

Lunar Ensemble: Sweetheart of the Rodeo

Intermediate

Monday with Steve Levitt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

Session 3: Sweetheart of the Rodeo arguably THE seminal record of Country Rock

Mellow Gold Songbook

Intermediate

Monday with Catherine Norden or Steve Dawson

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $189 ($169 members)

Have you ever been mellow? Here's your chance to do it online.

Muppets Songbag ONLINE

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Sunday with Charles Kim

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

Poets of Pop Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with Bill Brickey

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $184 ($164 members)

We're paying attention to both lyrics and groove.

Pop Divas Ensemble

Intermediate

Sunday with Andrea Bunch

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $184 ($164 members)

A room full of stars. Join the constellation.

Rockabilly Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Jacob Sweet

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $184 ($164 members)

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

The ‘80s Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Andrea Bunch

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

Celebrate the decade that brought us big-hair, breakdancing and space invaders.

Songs By Women Acoustic Songbook

Intermediate

Monday with Paula McKernan

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $184 ($164 members)

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

Rock and Pop Violin

IntermediateNew!

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

‘90s Singer-Songwriter Repertoire

IntermediateNew!

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

Extended Play: Guitar

Intermediate

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday with Mary Peterson, Chris Winters, Elaine Moore, Catherine Norden, Jim DeWan, Steve Dawson, Louis Bardales or Deanna Devore

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

Make a long term commitment to improving your guitar playing skills

RPA Ensemble

Advanced

Thursday with Steve Dawson

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

A group of 4ever students under Dawson's leadership

Basics of Electric Chicago Blues 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 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

Essential Blues-Rock Electric Guitar Skills

Intermediate

Sunday with Chris Winters

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 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 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

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

Lead Guitar Soloing Basics

Intermediate

Saturday with Charles Kim

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

Get yourself ready to take a solo.

Rhythm Guitar

Intermediate

Monday or Sunday with Dan Fulkerson or Randy Morris

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

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

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 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

Classical Guitar Basic Repertoire

Intermediate

Monday with Jacob Sweet

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

Fun easy pieces to add pizzazz to your style.

Fingerstyle Repertoire

Intermediate

Thursday with Randy Morris

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

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

Electric Guitar Styles Overdrive

Intermediate

Thursday with Dan Fulkerson

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

Enhancement medication for the electric guitarist.

20 Songs You Can Play Now

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Friday with Shelley Miller

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $15 ($14 members)

We'll focus on 3 and 4 chord songs that are accessible--and fun--for players and listeners of all ages.

Advancing Guitar: Licks and Tricks

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 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

Awesome Acoustic Accompaniment

IntermediateNew!

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

Clash Songbook

IntermediateNew!

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

Pop Songs Before Elvis

IntermediateNew!

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

Contemporary Acoustic Songbook

IntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

Crashing CAGED Guitar in 4 Weeks

IntermediateNew!

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

Dylan Songbag; The Travel Edition-Places on the Planet

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Friday with Jimmy Tomasello

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

A monthly online thematic celebration of the Bard's oeuvre.

Fingerstyle Workshop Series

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Wednesday with Michael Miles

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

Four Week Fab Four Fingerstyle

IntermediateNew!

Monday with Michael Miles

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

Join us online and learn some unique arrangement of Beatle faves.

Honky Tonk Angels Songbook

IntermediateNew!

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

Levon Helm Songbook

IntermediateNew!

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

Master a Classic:

IntermediateNew!

Saturday with Chris Corsale

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $99 ($79 members)

MTV Unplugged Acoustic Styles

IntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

One Song One Night: Can't You Hear Me Knocking

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Friday with John Mead

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

Learn a masterpiece from the “Sticky Fingers” album

Phish Songbook

IntermediateNew!

Tuesday with Chris Corsale

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

Pink Floyd Acoustic Songbook

IntermediateNew!

Saturday with John Mead

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

From the days of Syd to The Wall and beyond

Punk Rock Crash Course (60 years in 7 weeks)

IntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

Radiohead Songbag

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Saturday with John Mead

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

This group's music will stand the test of time

Roots of Zeppelin- Plagiarism!

IntermediateNew!

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

Sherpa's Summer Songbag

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Monday with Steve Levitt

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $15 ($14 members)

In the summertime when the weather is fine.

Songs of Springsteen

IntermediateNew!

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $87 ($67 members)

Stevie Wonder Songbag

IntermediateNew!

Wednesday with John Mead

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

Summertime Beatles Songbag

WorkshopIntermediate

Friday with Tommi Zender

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

picture yourself in a boat on the river…

Sunday Singing and Strumming

IntermediateNew!

Sunday with Andrea Bunch

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

Work on everyone's biggest challenge…singing and strumming

The 4 Week Barre Chord Clinic

IntermediateNew!

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

Tom Petty Songbag

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Thursday with John Mead

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

Acoustic classics from a songwriting genius and the youngest Wilbury.

Van Morrison Songbook

IntermediateNew!

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

Crash Bass for Guitarists

Beginner

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 4 weeks  ·  $99 ($89 members)

Playing Reggae Bass

Advanced

Saturday with Harlan Terson

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

Examine the stylistic subsets of this essential music.

Learn Classic Rock Bass Lines

Intermediate

Monday with Harlan Terson

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

Learn the standards of Classic Rock and make requests as well.

Extended Play: Harmonica

Intermediate

Thursday with Skip Landt

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

Join along to improve your playing more and more.

Songwriting: The Great Songs

IntermediateNew!

Tuesday with Charles Kim

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

Ukulele 3: Beatles Repertoire

Intermediate

Wednesday with Charles Kim

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

Ukulele 3: Ukulele Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Michael Hammerman or Vanda Kay

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 7 weeks  ·  $181 ($161 members)

Ukulele Songbag: Songs of the ‘60s

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Sunday with Charles Kim

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $20 ($19 members)

Ukulele Songbag: Songs of the ‘70s

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Sunday with Charles Kim

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

Ukulele Songbag: Songs of the ‘80s

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Sunday with Charles Kim

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($24 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

$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


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

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

Patrick Dugan »
Bass, Guitar, Ukulele

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

John Erickson »
Piano

Olivia Flanigan »
Piano, Voice

Dan Fulkerson »
Guitar

Marshall Greenhouse »
Drum Kit, Percussion

Anna Jacobson »
Fiddle, French Horn, Trumpet, Ensembles

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

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

Shelley Miller »
Guitar, Songwriting, Ukulele

Elaine Moore »
Guitar, Voice

Renee Nanzer »
Double Play for Preschoolers, Piano, Voice

Catherine Norden »
Piano, Guitar, Theatre, Music Theory

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

Andrew Wilkins »
Piano

Chris Winters »
Guitar, Ukulele

Azita Youssefi »
Piano, Voice