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Bass Lines in Hip-Hop

BeginnerNew!

Thursday with Xadie James

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

Location: Lincoln Park - Armitage Ave

Blues Bass Techniques & Forms

Intermediate

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

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

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 - The Hits

WorkshopOpen to All

Sunday with Staff

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Allman Brothers Ensemble

Intermediate

Wednesday with John Mead

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

Brothers and Sisters are all welcome to journey to the Idlewild South, the Fillmore East and beyond

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

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

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

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

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

Beatles Ensemble

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

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

Boygenius Ensemble

Intermediate

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

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

CBGB Ensemble

Intermediate

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

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

‘60s Classics Ensemble

Intermediate

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

Modern Country Ensemble

Intermediate

Tuesday with Jacob Sweet or Max Berg

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

Come explore your 21st century inner twang.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Daytime Acoustic Ensemble

Beginner

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

Doobie Bros Ensemble

Intermediate

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

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

Grateful Dead Ensemble

Intermediate

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

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

Introduction to Ensembles

Beginner

Tuesday or Sunday with Shelley Miller or John Abbey

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

It's Fab to Collab: Today's Rock Duos

IntermediateNew!

Wednesday with Julia Storke or Dante Swan

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

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

Muppet Music

WorkshopIntermediate

Sunday with Charles Kim

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Out Ensemble: Music by LGBTQ+ Artists

Intermediate

Tuesday with Shelley Miller

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

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

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

Talking Heads Ensemble

IntermediateNew!

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

The Eric Clapton Ensemble

Intermediate

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

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

Unsung Heroes of Rock & Roll Ensemble

Intermediate

Thursday with John Mead

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

The Soul of Rhythm & Blues

IntermediateNew!

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

Advancing Guitar: Classic Riffs for Guitarists

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

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

Lead Guitar: Soloing for Beginners

Intermediate

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

Fingerpicking 3 - Fingerstyle Instrumental

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

Electric Guitar Styles Overdrive

Intermediate

Wednesday with Dan Fulkerson

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

Enhancement medication for the electric guitarist.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Acoustic Led Zeppelin

Intermediate

Wednesday with John Mead

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Advancing Guitar: Common Chord Progressions for Guitarists

Intermediate

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

Hip-Hop & RnB Guitar & Bass Styles

IntermediateNew!

Monday with Dante Swan

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Great Songwriters for Guitar Players

Intermediate

Tuesday with John Mead

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

How to Play Rhythm on Guitar

IntermediateNew!

Tuesday with John Mead

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Rock Guitar

Intermediate

Wednesday with Camille McClellan

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Intro to Walking Bass

Beginner

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

Jimi Hendrix 101

IntermediateNew!

Monday with John Mead

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Rhythm Guitar

Intermediate

Tuesday with Dan Fulkerson

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

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Foundations of Rock and Blues Guitar

Beginner

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

Slide Guitar 1 Repertoire

Intermediate

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

Summertime Beatles Songbag

WorkshopIntermediate

Tuesday or Friday with Tommi Zender

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

picture yourself in a boat on the river…

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus or Lincoln Park - Armitage Ave

Taylor Swift for Guitar

Beginner

Monday or Tuesday with Alicia Lees

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus or Lincoln Park - Armitage Ave

Wilco Acoustic Songbook

Intermediate

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

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

Wilco Songbag with Tommi Zender

WorkshopIntermediate

Tuesday with Tommi Zender

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

Location: Lincoln Park - Armitage Ave

Extended Play: Guitar

Intermediate

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Sunday with Mary Peterson, Chris Winters 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

Ukulele 3Peat

Intermediate

Tuesday with Michael Hammerman

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

$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: 04/29/2024 – 06/23/2024

Monday 03/25/24: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 04/08/24: Transfer registration

Wednesday 04/10/24: Open registration

8-week lessons: 06/24/2024 – 08/18/2024

Monday 05/20/24: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 06/03/24: Transfer registration

Wednesday 06/05/24: Open registration

8-week lessons: 09/02/2024 – 10/27/2024

Monday 07/15/24: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 07/29/24: Transfer registration

Wednesday 07/31/24: Open registration

8-week lessons: 10/28/2024 – 12/22/2024

Monday 09/23/24: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 10/07/24: Transfer registration

Wednesday 10/09/24: Open registration


Teachers

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John Abbey »
Bass Guitar, Upright Bass, 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

Victor Figueroa »
Piano

Dan Fulkerson »
Guitar

Chloe Guerra »
Kids' Piano
Young Voices

Anna Jacobson »
Fiddle, French Horn, Trumpet, Ensembles

Carol Kagy »
Voice

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

Renee Nanzer »
Piano, Voice

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

Isaiah Sanderman »
Piano, Saxophone

David Sims »
Drum Kit, Big Drummers, Percussion

Alton Smith »
Piano

Tom Sorich »
Drum Kit

Joel Styzens »
Drum Kit, Piano, Percussion, Guitar

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