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Voice Classes

Old Town School voice classes offer learning opportunities for both beginning and more advanced singers!

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned vocalist looking for guidance, Old Town School voice classes are designed to get you acclimated to your voice. Our series of Vocal Techniques classes are a great place to start, but you can also join classes like Irish Singing or Community Choir with little or no singing experience!

Basic singing technique and vocal health are promoted in all Old Town School voice classes.

Vocal Technique for Guitarists

Beginner

Wednesday with Bill Brickey

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

Singing and play all at once with an emphasis on the voice.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Guitar and Vocal Studio

Intermediate

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

Vocal Techniques 1: Breath, Free Tone

Beginner

Monday, Tuesday or Sunday with Lisa Joy DeRosia, Rebecca Toon or Julia Storke

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

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

Vocal Techniques 2: Register, Range

Beginner

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Sunday with Lisa Joy DeRosia, Rebecca Toon or Jackie Jasperson

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

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

Vocal Techniques 3: Practice, Musicianship

Intermediate

Thursday with Julia Storke

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Vocal Techniques 4: Techniques of Performance

Intermediate

Wednesday or Thursday with Rebecca Toon, Jonathan Hannau or Suzanne Hannau

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Blessed Are: Joan Baez

IntermediateNew!

Tuesday with Julia Storke

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

Location: Lincoln Park - Armitage Ave

Brazilian Vocals

Beginner

Monday with Luciano Antonio

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Cabaret

Intermediate

Wednesday with Barbara Silverman or Paul Giallorenzo

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus or Online

Classic Country Duets Workshop

WorkshopIntermediateNew!

Saturday with Barbara Silverman

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Community Singing Workshop with Megan Eberhardt

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Saturday with Staff

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $35 ($30 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Harmony Singing - Beginning/Intermediate

Intermediate

Monday with Barbara Silverman

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Irish Singing

Beginner

Tuesday with Kathy Cowan

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Old Town School Community Choir

Open to All

Thursday with Jonathan Hannau or Suzanne Hannau

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $136 ($116 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Open Air Sing Style

Open to All

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $94 ($84 members)

Open Mic Prep

Intermediate

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

Sea Shanty Workshop with Tom Kastle

WorkshopOpen to All

Saturday with Staff

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($20 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Sight Singing

Open to All

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

Sight Singing Continued

Intermediate

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

Harmony Singing: Swing, Pop & Rockabilly

Intermediate

Thursday with Barbara Silverman

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

Develop your vocal skills using all the fun of swing jazz!

Location: Online

Vocal Ensemble

Intermediate

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

Harmony Singing: Doo Wop to Early Rock

Intermediate

Saturday with Barbara Silverman

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

Explore the stacking of voices, the stretched root lines, the bass voice pendulum, and the rich embellishments that characterize these vocal styles.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Vocal Performance: 3 Minutes in the Spotlight

Intermediate

Friday or Saturday with Sami Scot

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

Women's Choir

Advanced

Tuesday with Kathy Cowan

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: 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

Mike Brauer »
Voice, Piano, Recorder

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

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

Kathy Cowan »
Voice

Sandra Cross »
Voice

Sue Demel »
Songwriting, Voice

Chloe Guerra »
Kids' Piano
Young Voices

Zosia Holden »
Piano, Voice

Jackie Jasperson »
Voice, Piano

Kim Jones »

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

Elaine Moore »
Guitar, Voice

Renee Nanzer »
Double Play for Preschoolers, Piano, Voice

Julia Storke »
Piano, Voice, School Partnerships

Jacob Sweet »
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Songwriting, Ukulele

Rebecca Toon »
Voice, Guitar