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  ·  $206 ($186 members)

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

Guitar and Vocal Studio

Intermediate

Wednesday with Elaine Moore

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Grab that guitar and sing and play with others.

Vocal Techniques 1: Breath, Free Tone

Beginner

Monday with Lisa Joy DeRosia

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Vocal Techniques 2: Register, Range

Beginner

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

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Vocal Techniques 3: Practice, Musicianship

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  ·  $206 ($186 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 ($202 members)

Cabaret

Intermediate

Wednesday with Barbara Silverman or Paul Giallorenzo

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $222 ($202 members)

Gospel Harmony

Intermediate

Sunday with Rita Ruby

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Harmony Singing 1

Intermediate

Thursday with Rita Ruby

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Harmony Singing 2

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  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Advanced Harmony Repertoire

Advanced

Thursday with Rita Ruby

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Harmony Singing for Couples

Open to All

Monday with Barbara Silverman

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Irish Singing

Beginner

Tuesday with Kathy Cowan

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Introduction to Jazz Singing

Beginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Old Town School Community Choir

Open to All

Monday with Rebecca Toon or Stephen Rawson

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $114 ($94 members)

Open Air Sing Style

Open to All

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $80 ($70 members)

Open Mic Prep

Intermediate

Friday with Sami Scot

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Piano Bar 101

Intermediate

Friday with Bob Solone

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Free Your Body, Free Your Sound: The Alexander Technique

WorkshopOpen to All

Saturday with Jeremy Cohn

120 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $25 ($23 members)

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

Relax, Breathe, and Sing

Open to All

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($140 members)

Sight Singing

Open to All

Sunday with Rebecca Toon

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Sight Singing Continued

Intermediate

Sunday with Rebecca Toon

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Singing Country Music

Open to All

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Harmony Singing: Swing, Pop & Rockabilly

Intermediate

Thursday with Barbara Silverman

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

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

Vocal Ensemble

Intermediate

Sunday with Julia Storke

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Harmony Singing: Doo Wop to Early Rock

Intermediate

Saturday with Barbara Silverman

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 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  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Women's Choir

Advanced

Tuesday with Kathy Cowan

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 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

$296 for 30 minutes ($286 for members)

$424 for 45 minutes ($409 for members)

$544 for 60 minutes ($524 for members)


Session & Registration Dates

8-week lessons: 10/26/2020 – 12/20/2020

Monday 09/21/20: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 10/05/20: Transfer registration

Wednesday 10/07/20: Open registration

8-week lessons: 01/04/2021 – 02/28/2021

Monday 11/16/20: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 11/30/20: Transfer registration

Wednesday 12/02/20: Open registration

8-week lessons: 03/01/2021 – 04/25/2021

Monday 01/25/21: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 02/08/21: Transfer registration

Wednesday 02/10/21: Open registration

8-week lessons: 04/26/2021 – 06/20/2021

Monday 05/17/21: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 05/24/21: Transfer registration

Wednesday 06/02/21: Open registration

8-week lessons: 06/21/2021 – 08/15/2021

Monday 05/17/21: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 05/31/21: Transfer registration

Wednesday 06/02/21: Open registration

8-week lessons: 08/30/2021 – 10/24/2021

Monday 07/12/21: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 07/26/21: Transfer registration

Wednesday 07/28/21: Open registration

8-week lessons: 10/25/2021 – 12/19/2021

Monday 09/20/21: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 10/04/21: Transfer registration

Wednesday 10/06/21: Open registration


Teachers

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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

Lisa Joy DeRosia »
Wiggleworms Program, Guitar, Piano, Voice

Andrew Doney »
Piano, Voice

Olivia Flanigan »
Piano, Voice

Bill Hohnke »
Voice, Piano

Jackie Jasperson »
Voice

Kim Jones »
Voice

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

Azita Youssefi »
Piano, Voice