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Teen Music Collectives

Artist collectives are groups of artists who pool their talents and resources to work together, acting as co-creators and editors, mentors and learners. Now, students can get that same experience in one of Old Town School’s Teen Music Collectives. With an emphasis on creativity, expression, and collaboration, Teen Music Collectives is a place for experienced teen musicians to gather and learn, write, and perform music together.

Fridays, January 12 – June 21, 2024
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Teen Music Collectives

6 monthly payments of $188.00

Info & FAQs


Teen Music Collective is recommended for students in grades 9-12. The required age minimum is 13.

When are the group classes/rehearsals?

Teen Music Collective meets on Fridays from 5:30-7:30pm.

Should I take private lessons?

If you want to, YES! Private lessons through the Old Town School of Folk Music are a wonderful way to improve on specific skills related to your instrument or start learning a new instrument. While prior experience is required for Teen Music Collectives, it is also a great place to start building confidence in new areas. We offer private lessons in a wide variety of instruments, singing, and songwriting!


Tuition can be paid in full or through a monthly automatic charge to your credit/debit card.

Is financial aid available?

Financial aid is available and applies to your whole registration. Learn about Old Town School’s financial aid policies and download an application form here ».


If we teach it at Old Town School, you can probably do it in a collective!

Teen Music Collective members take lessons in voice, piano, guitar, bass, ukulele, mandolin, banjo, drums, fiddle/violin, cello and more. Many students will sing or pick up a secondary instrument. All students are expected to stretch themselves in terms of musical style and ability.

If you have a question about your instrument, contact Program Manager John Huber at john.huber@oldtownschool.org.

How does this fit into the school’s other teen programs?

Teen Music Collectives have grown out of a whole range of classes and programs for youth and teens at Old Town School. If you are less experienced and not quite ready for Teen Music Collectives, these teen classes can help prepare students for the Collectives experience!

Our series of Teen Guitar classes are a great way for beginners to learn the basics they need for Collectives. Start from scratch with Guitar 1 - Teens.