Workshops

Join us for an upcoming workshop! Your date with the arts.
Workshops are special, one-time experiences of music and dance with master teachers at the Old Town School of Folk Music. Low in time commitment but high in artistry, workshops are timely, engaging, and dynamic sessions targeted to serve participants with varied interests and goals.
The typical duration of a one-day workshop is an hour and a half to two hours, but we also offer intensives and multi-day or multi-week options. Workshops costs are dependent on length, specialty, and teaching artist, and some are funded by grants to make them low-cost to you. Each week we host something or someone new, so check back often!

Fri. August 07, 7:00 PM – 8:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Songwriter’s Circle ONLINE with Daniel Connolly

Listen and respond to the work of your peers in a supportive and creative community of artists. [more info]

Open to All
Program: Songwriting
$12 ($10 members)
Fri. August 07, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

20 Songs You Can Play Now

A lively romp through twenty new tunes that you can sing and play NOW.  [more info]

Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$15 ($14 members)
Sat. August 08, 1:00 PM – 2:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Dance Basics for Couples - ONLINE!

[more info]

Open to All
Program: Dance
$45 ($43 members)
$30 ($25 members)
Sat. August 08, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

John Mayer Lead Guitar Styles

Johnny’s grateful for his new gig with Dead and Co. [more info]

Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$20 ($19 members)
Sat. August 08, 2:45 PM – 3:15 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Online Jam with Golden Shoals

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Intermediate
Program:
Sat. August 08, 3:00 PM – 4:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Cajun and Zydeco Dance - ONLINE!

[more info]

Open to All
Program: Dance
$25 ($24 members)
Sun. August 09, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Muppets Songbag ONLINE

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Intermediate
Program: Ensemble
$20 ($18 members)
Sun. August 09, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Thinking Guitar

There is something here for every style of music and every level of player. As an added bonus, Gary promises to reveal an elementary secret that can dramatically open up the sound of your guitar playing. Join us online with your mind open and guitar in hand. [more info]

Open to All
Program: Guitar
$25 ($22 members)
Sun. August 09, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Fiddle Workshops with Bruce Molsky: Repertoire

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Intermediate
Program: Fiddle & Cello
$35 ($30 members)
Sun. August 09, 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Strumming Secrets

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$20 ($18 members)
Thu. August 13, 7:00 PM – 8:20 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Tom Petty Songbag Part 2

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$20 ($18 members)
Fri. August 14, 7:00 PM – 8:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Songwriter’s Circle ONLINE with Daniel Connolly

Listen and respond to the work of your peers in a supportive and creative community of artists. [more info]

Open to All
Program: Songwriting
$12 ($10 members)
Sat. August 15, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Scott Henderson Clinic Q&A online

Scott Henderson has been a sideman with  the likes of Chick Corea, Joe Zawinul, Jean Luc Ponty, and many others. Scott will discuss and demonstrate his skills as an improviser and composer. This workshop is for any musician at any level who wants to be inspired by a true master. [more info]

Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$35 ($30 members)
Sat. August 15, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Intro to Folk Blues Harmonica

[more info]

Open to All
Program: Harmonica
$20 ($15 members)
Sat. August 15, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Brush Up Your Harmonica

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Intermediate
Program: Harmonica
$25 ($20 members)
Sun. August 16, 3:30 PM – 4:50 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Ukulele Songbag: Songs of the ‘80s

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Open to All
Program: Ukulele
$20 ($19 members)
Sat. September 12, 11:00 AM – 12:10 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Practice Smarter, Play Better with Cathy Fink

[more info]

Open to All
Program:
$35 ($30 members)
Sat. September 12, 1:00 PM – 2:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Dance Basics for Couples

[more info]

Open to All
Program: Dance
$45 ($43 members)
Sat. September 12, 1:00 PM – 2:10 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Swing Rhythm Guitar 101 with Marcy A. Marxer

[more info]

Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$35 ($30 members)
Sat. September 12, 3:00 PM – 4:10 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Arranging a Song and Its Accompaniment, Clawhammer Style with Cathy Fink

[more info]

Intermediate
Program: Banjo
$35 ($30 members)
Sat. September 12, 3:00 PM – 4:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Country Dancing!

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$25 ($24 members)
Sun. September 13, 11:00 AM – 12:10 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Ukulele Chord Confidence with Marcy A. Marxer

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Intermediate
Program: Ukulele
$35 ($30 members)
Sun. September 13, 1:00 PM – 2:10 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Right Hand Drills for Clawhammer Banjo with Cathy Fink

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Open to All
Program: Banjo
$35 ($30 members)
Sun. September 13, 3:00 PM – 4:10 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Introduction to Chord Melody on Ukulele with Marcy A. Marxer

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Intermediate
Program: Ukulele
$35 ($30 members)
Sun. September 20, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Guitar Arranging and Singing with Happy Traum

Join the legendary guitarist and educator make the most of what you’ve got to arrange simple song to make them interesting and compelling! [more info]

Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$45 ($40 members)
Sat. September 26, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

How to get YOUR music into TV and Film: An Introduction to Sync Licensing

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Intermediate
Program: Songwriting
$25 ($20 members)
Sat. October 10, 3:00 PM – 4:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Swing Dance: Brush-Up Workshop

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Intermediate
Program: Dance
$25 ($24 members)
Sat. October 17, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Stage Performance Techniques with Livingston Taylor

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Open to All
Program:
$50 ($45 members)
Sun. October 18, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Bluegrass Banjo Workshop with Tony Trischka

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Open to All
Program: Banjo
$75 ($55 members)
Sat. December 12, 3:00 PM – 4:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Country Dancing!

[more info]

Open to All
Program: Dance
$25 ($24 members)