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Ukulele Classes

The ukulele is a beloved instrument across genres and musical traditions, and it's easy to see why. It's versatile, sounds great whether you're playing by yourself or in a group, and it's very beginner-friendly. In fact, `ukulele is the instrument of choice for many classroom music teachers because of how fun and accessible it is for students of any ability level. Classes at the Old Town School teach the fundamentals through songs ranging from traditional Hawaiian songs to Tin Pan Alley to the contemporary uke styles found in folk, rock, and pop music.

Introduction to Ukulele

Beginner

Friday or Saturday with Charles Kim

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

Get started with the `ukulele by learning basic chords and strums at a pace designed for first-time players.

Location: Online

Ukulele 1

Beginner

Wednesday or Sunday with Charles Kim or Vanda Kay

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

Learn simple chords and play a song on the first night.

Location: Online

Ukulele 2

Intermediate

Friday or Sunday with Charles Kim or Vanda Kay

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

Location: Online

Ukulele 3: Beatles Repertoire

Intermediate

Monday or Wednesday with Charles Kim

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

Location: Online

Ukulele 3: Strumming and Fingerpicking Techniques

IntermediateNew!

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

Ukulele 3: The Great Songwriters

IntermediateNew!

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

Ukulele 3: Ukulele Ensemble

Intermediate

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

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

Ukulele Fingerstyle Basics

Intermediate

Saturday with Vanda Kay

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

Location: Online

Ukulele Fingerstyle Repertoire

Intermediate

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

Ukulele Workshop: Best of British ‘80s Pop

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Saturday with Vanda Kay

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

Location: Online

Ukulele: The Great American Songbag

IntermediateNew!

Saturday with Vanda Kay

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

Location: Online

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: 08/30/2021 – 10/24/2021

Monday 07/12/21: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 07/26/21: Transfer registration

Wednesday 07/28/21: Open registration

8-week lessons: 10/25/2021 – 12/19/2021

Monday 09/20/21: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 10/04/21: Transfer registration

Wednesday 10/06/21: Open registration


Teachers

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James Abud »
Piano, Little Strummers

Liz Chidester »
Ukulele, Wiggleworms Program, Voice, Piano, Guitar, School Partnerships

Geoff Dolce »

Vanda Kay »
Piano, Ukulele, Theory, Bass

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

Shelley Miller »
Guitar, Songwriting, Ukulele

Jacob Sweet »
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Songwriting, Ukulele

Chris Winters »
Guitar, Ukulele