Old Town School will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.

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.

Voice of the People

Workshop

Friday with Mary Peterson or Andrea Bunch

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $20 ($18 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.

Vocal Techniques 1: Breath, Free Tone

Beginner

Monday 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)

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)

How to Build Vocal Harmony

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)

Advanced Harmony Repertoire

Advanced

Thursday with Rita Ruby

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)

Memory Singers: Voices of the Heart

Open to All

Wednesday with Mary Grimes-Kelly

90 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $136 ($126 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

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)

The Embodied Musician - Intro to the Alexander Technique

WorkshopOpen to All

Saturday with Jeremy Cohn

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

Do you want to get out of your head and into your body?

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)

A Cappella Singing

Open to All

Wednesday or 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: 04/29/2019 – 06/23/2019

Monday 03/25/19: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 04/08/19: Transfer registration

Wednesday 04/10/19: Open registration

8-week lessons: 06/24/2019 – 08/18/2019

Monday 05/20/19: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 06/03/19: Transfer registration

Wednesday 06/05/19: Open registration

8-week lessons: 09/02/2019 – 10/27/2019

Monday 07/15/19: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 07/29/19: Transfer registration

Wednesday 07/31/19: Open registration

8-week lessons: 10/28/2019 – 12/22/2019

Monday 09/23/19: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 10/07/19: Transfer registration

Wednesday 10/09/19: Open registration


Teachers

Click for teacher profiles and schedules

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

Liz Chidester »
Ukulele, Wiggleworms, Voice, Piano,Guitar

Kathy Cowan »
Voice

Andrew Doney »
Piano, Voice

Olivia Flanigan »
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 »
Double Play for Preschoolers, Piano, Voice

Leah Shoshanah »
Wiggleworms, Guitar, Kids' Piano

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