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Workshops

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!

Thu. May 30, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM (Central) · 909 W Armitage Ave

Karaoke: Up Your Game with Jackie Jasperson

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Open to All
Program: Voice
Class is full.
Sun. June 02, 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Melodies, Bass Runs and Riffs for Guitarists

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$30 ($25 members)
Sun. June 02, 2:30 PM – 3:50 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

How to Practice

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Open to All
Program:
$30 ($25 members)
Mon. June 03, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM (Central) · Online

Clawhammer Banjo Workshops with Michael J. Miles: Ripple by Grateful Dead

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Intermediate
Program: Banjo
$25 ($23 members)
Mon. June 03, 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM (Central) · Online

Fingerstyle Guitar Workshop: Your Song by Elton John

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$25 ($23 members)
Wed. June 05, 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. June 08, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Clawhammer Gym: An Exercise Routine To Whip The Right Hand Into Shape with Jonas Friddle

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Intermediate
Program: Banjo
$30 ($25 members)
Sat. June 08, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Clogging Workshop

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Program: Dance
$25 ($20 members)
Sun. June 09, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

‘60s Style Go-Go - The Hits with Krista O

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$20 ($18 members)
Sun. June 09, 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Argh! Barre Chords!

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$30 ($25 members)
Sun. June 09, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Indian Rhythm Workshop with Sandip Ghosh

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Open to All
Program: Drumming
$30 ($10 members)
Sun. June 09, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Queer As Folk: Finding Your Voice

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Open to All
Program: Voice
$25 ($20 members)
Sun. June 09, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Ukulele Sing and Strum Workshop with Vanda Kay

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Open to All
Program: Ukulele
$30 ($28 members)
Sun. June 09, 2:30 PM – 3:50 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Open Tunings for Guitar, Part 1

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$30 ($25 members)
Thu. June 13, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Karaoke: Up Your Game with Jackie Jasperson

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Open to All
Program: Voice
$35 ($30 members)
Fri. June 14, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Out Music Jam

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Open to All
Program:
$20 ($18 members)
Fri. June 14, 7:30 PM – 8:40 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Afro-Brazilian Samba

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Intermediate
Program: Dance
$25 ($20 members)
Sat. June 15, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Community Singing Workshop with Megan Eberhardt

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Open to All
Program: Voice
$35 ($30 members)
Sat. June 15, 1:30 PM – 2:40 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Popular Brazilian Dances with Dill Costa

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$25 ($20 members)
Sun. June 16, 11:20 AM – 12:20 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Queer Tango

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$25 ($20 members)
Sun. June 16, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

String Band Jam

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Open to All
Program:
Thu. June 20, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Burlesque Chair Dance

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$25 ($20 members)
Fri. June 21, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Week Eight Friday Family Jam

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Open to All
Kids Group Class – Program: Guitar
Fri. June 21, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Old Town School Songbook Jam

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Open to All
Program:
Fri. June 21, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Summertime Beatles Songbag With Tommi Zender

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$30 ($28 members)
Sat. June 22, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Free Mellow Gold Jam

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Open to All
Program: Ensemble
Sun. June 23, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Contemporary Improvisation with Hannah Marcus

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$18 ($15 members)
Sun. June 23, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

‘60s Style Go-Go - Deep Cuts with Krista O

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$20 ($18 members)
Fri. June 28, 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Wiggleworms Family Night

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Open to All
Kids Group Class – Program: Wiggleworms
Sat. June 29, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Voguing Dance with Fabulous Freddy

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$20 ($18 members)
Sat. June 29, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Old School Hip Hop

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$20 ($18 members)
Sat. June 29, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

House Dance Party

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$20 ($18 members)
Sun. June 30, 11:20 AM – 12:20 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Summer Salsa

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$25 ($18 members)
Sat. July 06, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM (Central) · 909 W Armitage Ave

Belly Dance Blast Beginners’ Editon

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$20 ($28 members)
Sun. July 07, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Egyptian Belly Dance

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$20 ($18 members)
Tue. July 16, 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM (Central) · 909 W Armitage Ave

Neil Young Songbag

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$30 ($28 members)
Sat. July 20, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Alternative Tunings for Songwriting Workshop with Joel Daniel

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$30 ($25 members)
Sat. July 20, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

J-Pop Choreography

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$25 ($20 members)
Tue. July 23, 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM (Central) · 909 W Armitage Ave

Wilco Songbag with Tommi Zender

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$30 ($28 members)
Thu. July 25, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Chord Progressions & The Circle of 5ths: A Ukulele Workshop with Jim D’Ville

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Open to All
Program: Ukulele
$30 ($25 members)
Fri. July 26, 4:30 PM – 4:30 PM (Central) · White Oak Savanna
Sat. July 27, 4:30 PM – 4:30 PM (Central) · White Oak Savanna
Sun. July 28, 4:30 PM – 4:30 PM (Central) · White Oak Savanna

Grateful Dead Retreat Weekend at White Oak Savanna

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Open to All
Program:
$450 ($414 members)
Sat. July 27, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Healing Performance Anxiety Workshop with Teresa McGrath

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Open to All
Program:
$30 ($25 members)
Mon. July 29, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Hoop Dance Workshop with Renee Nanzer

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Beginner
Program: Dance
$20 ($20 members)
Tue. July 30, 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM (Central) · 909 W Armitage Ave

"One After at 909” Summertime Beatles Songbag

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$30 ($28 members)
Wed. July 31, 7:00 PM – 8:20 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Sound Meditation Workshop with Jay Taylor

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Open to All
Program:
$30 ($25 members)
Sun. August 04, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Hoop Dance Workshop with Renee Nanzer

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Beginner
Program: Dance
$20 ($20 members)
Sun. August 11, 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Rolling Stones Songbook

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Open to All
Program:
$30 ($25 members)
Sun. August 11, 2:30 PM – 3:50 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Simple Music Theory for Songwriters

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Open to All
Program:
$30 ($25 members)
Sun. October 13, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Blues and Ragtime Guitar Workshop with Mary Flower

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$45 ($40 members)
Sat. November 02, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

An Introduction To DADGAD Guitar Workshop with Sarah McQuaid

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$40 ($35 members)
Sat. November 02, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

DADGAD Song Accompaniment Workshop with Sarah McQuaid

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$40 ($35 members)