45 minutes · Once a week for 8 weeks · $156 ($136 members)
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!
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.
$288 for 30 minutes ($278 for members)
$416 for 45 minutes ($401 for members)
$536 for 60 minutes ($516 for members)
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
8-week lessons: 01/06/2020 – 03/01/2020
Monday 11/18/19: Re-registration for current students begins
Monday 12/02/19: Transfer registration
Wednesday 12/04/19: Open registration
Click for teacher profiles and schedules
Mike Austin »
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
Charles Rumback »
Piano, Drum Kit, Percussion
David Sims »
Drum Kit, Big Drummers, Percussion
Joel Styzens »
Drum Kit, Guitar, Percussion, Piano