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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 Techniques 1: Breath, Free Tone

Beginner

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday or Sunday with Carol Kagy, Rebecca Toon, Jackie Jasperson, Nathan Kistler or Josh Ruebeck

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

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

Vocal Techniques 2: Register, Range

Beginner

Monday, Wednesday or Sunday with Carol Kagy, Rebecca Toon or Josh Ruebeck

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Vocal Techniques 3: Practice, Musicianship

Intermediate

Tuesday or Wednesday with Jackie Jasperson

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus or Online

Vocal Techniques 4: Techniques of Performance

Intermediate

Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday with Rebecca Toon, Julia Storke or Jonathan Hannau

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

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

Brazilian Vocals

Beginner

Tuesday with Luciano Antonio

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Breath Work and Breath Control: For Singing and For Life with Nathan Kistler

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Sunday with Nathan Kistler

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Bridging the Break: Vocal Workshop with Nathan Kistler

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Sunday with Nathan Kistler

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Cabaret

Intermediate

Wednesday with Barbara Silverman or Abigail Lyons

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Community Singing Workshop with Megan Eberhardt

WorkshopOpen to All

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

Karaoke: Up Your Game with Jackie Jasperson

WorkshopOpen to All

Thursday with Jackie Jasperson

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

Location: Lincoln Park - Armitage Ave

Old Town School Community Choir

Open to All

Thursday with Rebecca Toon or Jonathan Hannau

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $272 ($232 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Open Mic Prep

Intermediate

Friday with Sami Scot

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Ease Stage Fright and Tension w/the Alexander Technique with Jeremy Cohn

WorkshopOpen to All

Sunday with Staff

120 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $35 ($32 members)

Do you get tense when you perform? You aren't alone.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Queer As Folk: Finding Your Voice

WorkshopOpen to All

Sunday with Nathan Kistler

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Queer Voices

Open to AllNew!

Saturday with Nathan Kistler

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Shape-Note Sacred Harp Singing Workshop

WorkshopOpen to AllNew!

Sunday with Staff

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Singing in Tune 1: Techniques for Matching Pitch

Beginner

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

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

Singing in Tune 2: Techniques for Learning Songs

Beginner

Tuesday with Carol Kagy

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

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Sunday Funday Choir

Open to All

Sunday with John Erickson or Jackie Jasperson

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

Location: Lincoln Park - Armitage Ave

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

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

Vocal Technique for Guitarists

Beginner

Tuesday or Wednesday with Bill Brickey or Julia Storke

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 Park - Armitage Ave or Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

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: 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

Click for teacher profiles and schedules

Scott Besaw »
Guitar, Voice

Mike Brauer »
Voice, Piano, Recorder

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

Kathy Cowan »
Voice

Sandra Cross »
Voice

Sue Demel »
Songwriting, Voice

Chloe Guerra »
Kids' Piano
Young Voices

Jackie Jasperson »
Voice, Piano

Kim Jones »
Voice

Carol Kagy »
Voice

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

Elaine Moore »
Guitar, Voice

Renee Nanzer »
Piano, Voice

Maddie Ring »
Fiddle, Wiggleworms, Guitar, Piano, Ukulele, Voice

Josh Ruebeck »
Audio Engineering, Voice, Guitar, Bass, Songwriting

Temple Schultz »
Voice, Piano, Songwriting

Julia Storke »
Piano, Voice, School Partnerships

Jacob Sweet »
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Songwriting, Ukulele

Rebecca Toon »
Voice, Guitar