Teachers at the Old Town School

Billy Oh

Fiddle, Violin

Bluegrass, Classical

Billy subscribes to Shinichi Suzuki’s philosophy that every child (or adult) can learn to play an instrument, and we learn to play music the same way we learn a language. Having studied the violin from an early age using the Suzuki method he recently completed the teacher training program through Book 4. The Suzuki method has given him the ability to play by ear, helping him improvise and play different styles of music. He co-founded the bluegrass group Tangleweed and also plays with an Afro-fusion group called Alpha and the Princes of Futa. He has also been seen playing his electric violin with techno DJ’s in clubs around Chicago.

Billy Oh received his bachelor’s degree in English and Creative Writing from Loyola University in Chicago after having studied at Dartmouth College. Though his two main passions of music and teaching consume most of his time, he is also an avid sailor and likes to spend whatever remaining hours he has adrift in the middle of Lake Michigan singing sea shanties.

Started at the Old Town School in January of 2009


Private Lessons in the 8-week session beginning 10/30/2017

Tuesdays 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave
Wednesdays 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm at 4545 N Lincoln Ave
Wednesdays 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave
Thursdays 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave
Fridays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave
Fridays 2:00 pm – 6:45 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave
Saturdays 10:00 am – 11:00 am at 909 W Armitage Ave
Saturdays 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm at 909 W Armitage Ave
Saturdays 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm at 909 W Armitage Ave

Private Lessons in the 8-week session beginning 01/08/2018

Tuesdays 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave
Wednesdays 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm at 4545 N Lincoln Ave
Wednesdays 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave
Thursdays 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave
Fridays 11:00 am – 12:00 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave
Fridays 2:00 pm – 6:45 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave
Saturdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at 909 W Armitage Ave
Saturdays 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm at 909 W Armitage Ave
Saturdays 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm at 909 W Armitage Ave

Group Classes for the session beginning 01/08/2018

Fiddle 1 Repertoire - Kids with Billy Oh · Lisa Antonio
for kids with birthdays between: 01/10/2005 and 02/10/2013
$424 ($404 members)
for 16 weeks
01/10/2018 – 04/25/2018Wednesdays · 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM4545 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Fiddle 1 - Kids with Billy Oh · Lisa Antonio
for kids with birthdays between: 01/10/2005 and 01/10/2013
$424 ($404 members)
for 16 weeks
01/10/2018 – 04/25/2018Wednesdays · 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM909 W Armitage AveREGISTER NOW
Continuing Fiddlers: 3½ - 5 years with Billy Oh · Elisabeth Johnson
for kids with birthdays between: 07/13/2011 and 08/13/2014
$424 ($404 members)
for 16 weeks
01/13/2018 – 04/28/2018Saturdays · 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM909 W Armitage AveREGISTER NOW
Advanced Fiddle - Kids with Billy Oh · Elisabeth Johnson · Shaun Whitley
for kids with birthdays between: 01/13/2005 and 01/13/2010
$424 ($404 members)
for 16 weeks
01/13/2018 – 04/28/2018Saturdays · 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM909 W Armitage AveREGISTER NOW

The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000