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 Techniques 1: Breath, Free Tone

Beginner

Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday with Carol Kagy or Rebecca Toon

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Vocal Techniques 2: Register, Range

Beginner

Monday, Thursday or Sunday with Carol Kagy, Rebecca Toon or Julia Storke

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Vocal Techniques 3: Practice, Musicianship

Intermediate

Monday with Rebecca Toon

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Vocal Techniques 4: Techniques for Performance

Intermediate

Wednesday or Thursday with Rebecca Toon or Jonathan Hannau

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $222 ($212 members)

Advanced Jazz Singing Master Class

WorkshopAdvancedNew!

Saturday with Typhanie Monique

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

Vocal Technique for Guitarists

Beginner

Wednesday or Thursday with Bill Brickey or Julia Storke

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

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

Beginning Throat Singing Technique

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Sunday with Tamir Hargana

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $100 ($90 members)

Cabaret

Intermediate

Wednesday with Barbara Silverman or Paul Giallorenzo

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $222 ($212 members)

Gospel Harmony

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  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Harmony Singing

WorkshopOpen to All

Saturday with Barbara Silverman

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

Harmony Singing 1

Intermediate

Thursday with Rita Ruby

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Harmony Singing 2

Intermediate

Monday with Barbara Silverman

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Irish Singing

Beginner

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  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Jazz Singing Basics

WorkshopBeginnerNew!

Saturday with Typhanie Monique

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

Memory Singers: Voices of the Heart

Open to All

Wednesday with Mary Grimes-Kelly

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $124 ($114 members)

For folks learning to live with the early stages of memory loss
and those who care for them.

Old Town School Community Choir

Open to All

Monday with Rebecca Toon or Julia Storke

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $110 ($100 members)

Piano Bar 101

Intermediate

Friday with Sami Scot or Bob Solone

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Harmony Singing: Swing to Rockabilly

Intermediate

Thursday with Barbara Silverman

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

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

Harmony Singing: Doo Wop to Early Rock

Intermediate

Saturday with Barbara Silverman

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

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

Vocal Performance: 3 Minutes in the Spotlight

Intermediate

Friday or Saturday with Sami Scot

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Voices Carry: A Cappella Ensemble

Open to AllNew!

Sunday with Paula McKernan or Renee Nanzer

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $212 ($202 members)

Women's Choir

Advanced

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  ·  $202 ($192 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

$288 for 30 minutes ($278 for members)

$416 for 45 minutes ($401 for members)

$536 for 60 minutes ($516 for members)


Session & Registration Dates

8-week lessons: 04/30/2018 – 06/24/2018

Monday 03/26/18: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 04/09/18: Transfer registration

Wednesday 04/11/18: Open registration

8-week lessons: 06/25/2018 – 08/19/2018

Monday 05/21/18: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 06/04/18: Transfer registration

Wednesday 06/06/18: Open registration


Teachers

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Anne-Marie Akin »
Wiggleworms Program, Voice

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

Liz Chidester »
Ukulele, Songwriting, Voice

Kathy Cowan »
Voice

Sue Demel »
Songwriting, Voice

Andrew Doney »
Piano, Voice

Laurie Hartung »
Piano, Voice

Bill Hohnke »
Voice, Piano

Carol Kagy »
Voice

Gwen Klemenz »
Piano, Keyboard, Synth, Voice

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

Elaine Moore »
Guitar, Voice

Renee Nanzer »
Hola Wiggleworms, Double Play for Preschoolers, Piano, Voice

Rita Ruby »
Voice

Julia Storke »
Piano, Voice

Jacob Sweet »
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Songwriting, Ukulele

Rebecca Toon »
Voice, Guitar

Lindsay Weinberg »
Wiggleworms Program, Voice, Piano, Guitar

Azita Youssefi »
Piano, Voice