Kids' Drums

At the heart of music is rhythm. Get the beat!

The Old Town School's percussion classes are a natural way for kids to make music and deepen their own musicality. Each week, children are exposed to new types of instruments from around the world, including djembe drums from West Africa, congas and bongos from Latin America, and the bodhrán from Ireland.

Sharing and listening are emphasized as well as a basic understanding of various rhythm patterns. Students are also introduced to individual and group music making, as they explore terminology such as solo, ensemble, and tempo.

No experience is necessary to participate!

Little Drummers

Beginner

Wednesday or Saturday with Lenny Marsh or Meg Nally

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $156 ($146 members)

Big Drummers

Beginner

Saturday or Sunday with Lenny Marsh or Carlos Cornier

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $156 ($146 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: 03/05/2018 – 04/29/2018

Monday 01/29/18: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 02/12/18: Transfer registration

Wednesday 02/14/18: Open registration

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

Click for teacher profiles and schedules

Mike Austin »
Percussion, Bodhran

Wendi Freeman »
Drum Kit, Percussion

Heitor Garcia »
Brazilian Percussion, Brazilian Drum Kit

Marshall Greenhouse »
Drum Kit, Percussion

Lenny Marsh »
Drummers, Drum Kit

Tim Mulvenna »
Percussion, Drum Kit

David Sims »
Drum Kit, Big Drummers, Drumming

Joel Styzens »
Drum Kit, Percussion, Piano