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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!

Wed. October 20, 7:00 PM – 8:50 PM (Central) · Online

Songwriter’s Circle ONLINE with Daniel Connolly

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Open to All
Program: Songwriting
$12 ($10 members)
Sat. October 23, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Bandleading 101 with Steve Hashimoto

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Open to All
Program: Ensemble
$35 ($30 members)
Sun. October 24, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Egyptian Belly Dance Workshop

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$30 ($28 members)
Sat. November 06, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Central) · Online

An Introduction to Sync Licensing with What Up Pitches

Topics to be covered will include: what lyrical themes and production styles work best for sync and how to research the music used in shows or ads to figure out where your music would be a good fit. [more info]

Intermediate
Program: Songwriting
$30 ($25 members)
Sat. November 06, 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Washboard Workshop: Grab A Board & Rub

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Open to All
Program: Drumming
$25 ($24 members)
Sun. November 07, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Flamenco Groove Workshop with Miguel Reyes Jiménez

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Open to All
Program: Drumming
$30 ($28 members)
Mon. November 22, 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM (Central) · Online

Fingerstyle Workshop Series with Michael J. Miles: The Way You Look Tonight by Jerome Kern & Dorothy Fields

Frank Sinatra and many others sang it, but wait till you hear it on your guitar. [more info]

Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$25 ($23 members)
Mon. November 29, 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM (Central) · Online

Fingerstyle Workshop Series with Michael J. Miles: My Girl by Smokey Robinson (recorded by The Temptations)

The classic bassline runs below with the Smokey melody up above. One of the best! [more info]

Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$25 ($23 members)
Fri. December 03, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (Central) · Online

California Songbook with Tommi Zender

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$25 ($23 members)
Sun. December 05, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (Central) · Online

Fingerpicking The Holidays

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$25 ($23 members)
Sun. December 05, 2:00 PM – 3:20 PM (Central) · Online

Ukulele Workshop: Holiday Songs pt. 1

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Open to All
Program: Ukulele
$25 ($23 members)
Mon. December 06, 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM (Central) · Online

Fingerstyle Workshop Series with Michael J. Miles: Silent Night by Franz X. Gruber

Story goes that it was originally played on the guitar, where it belongs. [more info]

Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$25 ($23 members)
Sun. December 12, 2:00 PM – 3:20 PM (Central) · Online

Ukulele Workshop: Holiday Songs pt. 2

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Open to All
Program: Ukulele
$25 ($23 members)
Mon. December 13, 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM (Central) · Online

Fingerstyle Workshop Series with Michael J. Miles: Christmas Time is Here by Vince Guaraldi

Charlie Brown helps us survive the seasons. [more info]

Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$25 ($23 members)