Play piano and build a forever foundation for making music!

Energized, creative, and intuitive, our teaching artists develop thoughtful learning experiences that build a strong foundation of playing technique, music theory, and musicality. Through engaging hands-on activities, visual art, movement, songs, and musical games, students learn to play piano. The Old Town School way is open, understanding, and imaginative. Our teachers are skilled pianists and professional musicians passionate about staying current with best teaching practices and passing on the art of playing piano. In tune with each child's own dreams and imaginings, our piano teachers create safe, nurturing classrooms; build caring relationships with families; and welcome young pianists into the whole musical experience of the Old Town School. We hope that experiencing our piano program inspires a life of music making.

Little Red Piano


Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday or Sunday with Tisa Batchelder, Sam Cantor, Sabra Weber or James Abud

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $328 ($308 members)

Kids Piano


Any Day of the Week with Maryanne Johnson, Tisa Batchelder, Lisa Joy DeRosia, Nathan Bojko, Cassie Fox, Meagan Hickman, Natalie Galey, Cheryl Irwin, Gabriella Hirsch, Aselai Toktogulova, Sam Cantor or James Abud

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $544 ($524 members)

A playful beginning to the practice of playing piano in a group setting!

Youth Piano Lab - Introduction


Saturday or Sunday with Li-Ying Chang

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $188 ($178 members)

Youth Piano Lab


Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday with Cassie Fox or Li-Ying Chang

55 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $188 ($178 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


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Nathan Bojko »
Piano, Drummers, Summer Camp

Andrew Doney »
Piano, Voice

John Erickson »

Laurie Hartung »
Piano, Voice

Gabriella Hirsch »

Bill Hohnke »
Voice, Piano

Jeffrey Hunter »

Cheryl Irwin »

Oscar Jasso »
Piano, Keyboard, Synth

Gwen Klemenz »
Piano, Keyboard, Synth, Voice

Karolyn Kuehner »

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

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

Cathy Norden »
Piano, Guitar

Charles Rumback »
Piano, Drum Kit, Percussion

Alton Smith »

Thomas Winthrop Stevens »

Julia Storke »
Piano, Voice

Joel Styzens »
Drum Kit, Percussion, Piano

Lindsay Weinberg »
Wiggleworms Program, Voice, Piano, Guitar

Andrew Wilkins »

Azita Youssefi »
Piano, Voice