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Continuing Your Journey!

Welcome back - we’re so glad you’re here. Our next session begins September 2, 2024, register now! Wiggleworms classes have rolling enrollment, enroll anytime.

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Finding class too easy or too difficult? Not sure what class to take next? Whatever your question, we can help. Call our friendly customer service folks at 773-728-6000.

Upcoming Workshops

We offer a wide variety of low-commitment and hands-on workshops and intensives! Check back weekly for new options from some of your favorite faculty & guest artists!

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Our talented faculty will help you get started on your musical journey. Get to know them! Search by name, instrument, or program.

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Jams & The Second Half

Join us for a time-honored tradition at the Old Town School. Free for all actively enrolled students!

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Community Events

Performance & special events from Old Town School family members all across Chicagoland.

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The Second Half

Our free daily jam. A tradition from the early days of Old Town School, gather together with other core guitar students after class for a jam led by teachers featuring songs from the songbook and pop classics. Location and times change depending on the day of the week and it's free of charge.

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Student Showcases

Most classes in our catalog end the session with a performance onsite at the school or offsite at some of Chicago’s finest venues, bars, restaurants, and community centers. It’s a chance for students and ensembles of all skills and types to show off what they’ve been working on.

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School Partnerships

Bringing the joy and power of the arts to over 2,500 school children each year through programs like Artists-In-Residence, Wiggleworms-In-Residence, and Guitars For Growth. Your support through classes and concerts help provide quality arts education for Chicagoland students of all ages.

About Our School Partnerships & Sponsors

Music Moves Chicago

Old Town School’s Arts & Community Wellness Initiative. This youth-focused, intergenerational program aims to provide individuals and organizations with creative resources necessary to build healthy, intentional, arts-based communities across Chicago’s 77 neighborhoods.

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Student Advisory Council

Learn about the Old Town School Student Advisory Council – a student group that serves to support and extend the School's mission.

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Teen Open Mic

An open mic just for teenagers, ages 13-19. Join a supportive and fun atmosphere to celebrate everyone’s contributions and welcome new performers to the community. All are welcome! Whether you’re a singer-songwriter, spoken work artist, vocalist, or a full-fledged band, we’d love to have you on stage!

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A great way to get more involved with Old Town School, supporting our mission providing arts education for everyone. Member benefits include class discounts, gifts, and early access for concert tickets.

Hire Our Artists

Our artist engagement services offers a wide array of entertainment for any occasion by talented, professional artists. Everything from soloists to 11-piece bands, we can help take your event to the next level and help support the school at the same time!

Directions & Campuses

You have to get here to be here! Easy access to our campuses via public transportation in both Lincoln Square and Lincoln Park.

Resource Center

Housed in the basement of our Lincoln Avenue campus, the Resource Center holds a collection of over 25,000 commercial and archival recordings, videos, books, photos, documents, and periodicals.