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Piano

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.

Kids Piano: 4 - 5 years

Beginner

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Sunday with Maryanne Johnson, Elaine Moore, Henry Altenberg, Victor Figueroa, Will Fancher, Isaiah Sanderman, Meghan Kessel or Xadie James

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $640 ($600 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Kids Piano: 5 - 7 years

Beginner

Wednesday or Sunday with Zosia Holden, Victor Figueroa or Xadie James

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $320 ($300 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus or Lincoln Park - Armitage Ave

Kids Piano: 6 - 8 years

Beginner

Tuesday or Friday with Henry Altenberg, Will Fancher or Nathan Kistler

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks  ·  $640 ($600 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus or Lincoln Park - Armitage Ave

Little Piano Explorers

BeginnerNew!

Wednesday with Carolina Gomez Jimenez

45 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $208 ($188 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Youth Piano Lab - 1

Beginner

Tuesday or Sunday with Colin Kolasny or Abigail Lyons

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $224 ($204 members)

Combo Level

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Youth Piano Lab - 2

Beginner

Tuesday, Saturday or Sunday with Meagan Hickman, Colin Kolasny or Abigail Lyons

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $224 ($204 members)

in The Piano Lab

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus or Online

Youth Piano Lab - 3

Intermediate

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Program Manager Lisa DeRosia with your contact information.

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $224 ($204 members)

Youth Piano Lab - 4

Advanced

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Program Manager Lisa DeRosia with your contact information.

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $224 ($204 members)

Youth Piano Lab - Combo Level 3 and 4

Intermediate

Saturday with Meagan Hickman

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $224 ($204 members)

Combo Level

Location: Online

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

$336 for 30 minutes ($326 for members)

$480 for 45 minutes ($465 for members)

$616 for 60 minutes ($596 for members)


Session & Registration Dates

8-week lessons: 01/08/2024 – 03/03/2024

Monday 11/13/23: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 11/27/23: Transfer registration

Wednesday 11/29/23: Open registration

8-week lessons: 03/04/2024 – 04/28/2024

Monday 01/29/24: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 02/12/24: Transfer registration

Wednesday 02/14/24: Open registration

8-week lessons: 04/29/2024 – 06/23/2024

Monday 03/25/24: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 04/08/24: Transfer registration

Wednesday 04/10/24: Open registration

8-week lessons: 06/24/2024 – 08/18/2024

Monday 05/20/24: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 06/03/24: Transfer registration

Wednesday 06/05/24: Open registration

8-week lessons: 09/02/2024 – 10/27/2024

Monday 07/15/24: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 07/29/24: Transfer registration

Wednesday 07/31/24: Open registration


Teachers

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Henry Altenberg »
Guitar, Piano, Ukulele, Electric Bass

Libby Apley »
Piano, Guitar

Mike Brauer »
Voice, Piano, Recorder

John Erickson »
Piano

Victor Figueroa »
Piano

Chloe Guerra »
Kids' Piano
Young Voices

Jeffrey Hunter »
Piano

Nathan Hunter »
Accordion, Piano

Xadie James »
Piano, Bass, Guitar, Cello

Jackie Jasperson »
Voice, Piano

Oscar Jasso »
Piano, Keyboard, Synth

Katie Klocke »
Fiddle, Violin, Piano

Karolyn Kuehner »
Piano

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

Renee Nanzer »
Piano, Voice

Shanta Nurullah »
Electric Bass, Sitar, Piano, Storytelling

Alton Smith »
Piano

Thomas Winthrop Stevens »
Piano

Julia Storke »
Piano, Voice, School Partnerships

Joel Styzens »
Drum Kit, Piano, Percussion, Guitar

Andrew Wilkins »
Piano