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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

Wednesday or Thursday with Michael Hammerman or Henry Altenberg

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

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Ukulele 1

Beginner

Tuesday, Friday or Sunday with Charles Kim, Michael Hammerman, Paula McKernan or Vanda Kay

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

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

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

Ukulele 2

Intermediate

Thursday, Friday or Sunday with Charles Kim, Michael Hammerman or Vanda Kay

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

Location: Online or Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

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 Workshop: More Songs from Musicals and Movies

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Sunday with Vanda Kay

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

Location: Online

Ukulele 3: Tin Pan Alley

Intermediate

Saturday with Vanda Kay

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

Location: Online

Ukulele 3: The Complete Player

Intermediate

Saturday with Vanda Kay

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

Location: Online

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

Ukulele Fingerstyle Basics

Intermediate

Saturday with Vanda Kay

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

Location: Online

Ukulele Fingerstyle Repertoire

Intermediate

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

Ukulele Workshop: Twisted Love Songs

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Sunday with Vanda Kay

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

$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

Click for teacher profiles and schedules

Henry Altenberg »
Guitar, Piano, Ukulele, Electric Bass

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

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

Shelley Miller »
Guitar, Songwriting, Ukulele, Ensembles

Jacob Sweet »
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Songwriting, Ukulele

Chris Winters »
Guitar, Ukulele