Classes for Teens

Be Brilliant. Be Moved. Be Together. Be You!

Here at the Old Town School you'll gain the experience you crave in a context that values you as uniquely creative. Programs are dedicated to high-quality technical training within a fun, non-competitive environment. Our growing curriculum caters to each student's strengths with programs designed for teens just like you. You'll also have access to many options in our adult programs where you can connect with students of all ages. Be sure to check out our "teen friendly" adult offerings. Become a part of the inspiring community of Old Town School artists.

Take a class. Join the band. Get in there and be you!

Teens (ages 13-18) get 25% off the price of selected adult group classes. Ask us when you register! Please register in person or by phone (773.728.6000) to receive the discount.

Teen Arts Collectives


Tuesday or Friday with Bill Brickey, John Huber, Chris Kimmons or Billie Howard

120 minutes  ·  Once a week for 16 weeks

A community of young musicians collaborating to shape their own unique sound and put on shows

Teen Rock Band Ensemble


Wednesday, Friday or Saturday with Jose Murillo, Charles Kim or Deanna Devore

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $152 ($142 members)

Learn the skills to play in a band by playing with one!

Guitar 1 - Teens


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

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Guitar 2 - Teens


Tuesday with Jose Murillo

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Guitar 3 - Teens


Tuesday with Jose Murillo

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

Ukulele - Teens


Tuesday with Liz Chidester

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $202 ($192 members)

This class will focus on riffs and strum patterns on the ukulele.

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: 06/24/2019 – 08/18/2019

Monday 05/20/19: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 06/03/19: Transfer registration

Wednesday 06/05/19: Open registration

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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