Saturday with Staff
45 minutes · Once a week for 8 weeks · $156 ($136 members)
This unique program is a violin method taught in the folk tradition!
Old Town School of Folk Music's Kids Fiddle Program is part of our joyful learning community for preschoolers, big kids, and tweens! Our team of teaching musicians, extraordinary fiddlers and players themselves, created our non-traditional violin method planted in the folk tradition. Young folks learn to play folk songs by ear in a group setting through singing, dancing, and rhythm. As students progress through the program, they also learn music theory skills and note reading. In our team taught classes, teachers give personalized attention within the group experience.
For all classes except Little Fiddlers, please bring your violin to class. You'll need to rent a fractional violin sized for your child, from a private shop in Chicago - Seman Violins, A440 or Paul Wargaski Violins! You can pick up rosin, shoulder rest sponges, practice books, and more at either of our Old Town School Music Store locations.
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: 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
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Anna Jacobson »
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Jess McIntosh »
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Michael O'Toole »
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Billy Oh »
Kristen Seto »
Devin Shepherd »
Teresa Shine »