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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!

Sat. July 09, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Easy Open Tunings—Acoustic Stones & Zeppelin

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$25 ($18 members)
Sat. July 09, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Retro Bollywood with Radia Ali

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$25 ($23 members)
Tue. July 12, 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM (Central) · Online

Beatles Songbook: Rubber Soul and Revolver!

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Open to All
Program: Guitar
$25 ($23 members)
Sat. July 16, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Burlesque Chair Dance

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$25 ($23 members)
Tue. July 19, 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM (Central) · Online

Strumming Solutions for Guitar and Ukulele

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Open to All
Program: Guitar
$30 ($28 members)
Thu. July 21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (Central) · Online

Black Cowboys: A Workshop and Song Share with Dom Flemons Part 2

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Open to All
Program:
$40 ($35 members)
Sat. July 23, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

‘50s Country Songs

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$25 ($18 members)
Sun. July 24, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

‘60s Style Go-Go

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$20 ($18 members)
Tue. July 26, 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM (Central) · Online

Secrets Revealed: How to Practice Any Instrument or Song

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Open to All
Program:
$30 ($28 members)
Fri. July 29, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Summertime Beatles Songbag with Tommi Zender

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$25 ($18 members)
Tue. August 02, 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM (Central) · Online

Secrets Revealed: Pick Power!

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Open to All
Program: Guitar
$30 ($28 members)
Sat. August 06, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Celebrate Isadora: Modern Dance Workshop with Jennifer Sprowl

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$30 ($28 members)
Sat. August 06, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Neil Young—Songs From the Ditch

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$25 ($18 members)
Sat. August 06, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

The Days Between: A Workshop Celebrating Jerry Garcia

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Open to All
Program:
$25 ($23 members)
Tue. August 09, 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM (Central) · Online

Chord Chemistry for Guitar & Ukulele

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Open to All
Program: Ukulele
$30 ($28 members)
Sat. August 13, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Retro Bollywood with Radia Ali

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$25 ($23 members)
Sat. August 13, 2:35 PM – 4:05 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Burlesque Chair Dance

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$25 ($23 members)
Sun. August 14, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

‘60s Style Go-Go

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$20 ($18 members)
Sat. August 20, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Mapping the Fretboard—Major & Minor 7th Chords

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$25 ($18 members)
Fri. October 07, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

How To Write a Song That Matters with Dar Williams

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Open to All
Program: Songwriting
$75 ($73 members)