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 06/29/2020

Tuesdays 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Wednesdays 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Wednesdays 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Thursdays 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Fridays 2:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Saturdays 11:00 am – 3:00 pm


Group Classes for the session beginning 06/29/2020

Kids Fiddle: Book Three with Billy Oh

for kids with birthdays between: 07/01/2007 and 07/01/2012

$182 ($162 members)

07/01/2020 – 08/12/2020 (7 meetings)

Wednesdays · 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM · Online Classes Available

Kids Fiddle: Book Two with Billy Oh · Kristen Seto

for kids with birthdays between: 07/01/2011 and 07/01/2015

$189 ($169 members)

07/01/2020 – 08/12/2020 (7 meetings)

Wednesdays · 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM · Online Classes Available

Kids Fiddle: Book One (continuing) with Katie Klocke · Billy Oh

for kids with birthdays between: 07/04/2007 and 07/04/2015

$162 ($145 members)

07/11/2020 – 08/15/2020 (6 meetings)

Saturdays · 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM · Online Classes Available

Kids Fiddle: Book Two with Billy Oh · Kristen Seto · Katie Klocke

for kids with birthdays between: 07/04/2011 and 07/04/2015

$162 ($145 members)

07/11/2020 – 08/15/2020 (6 meetings)

Saturdays · 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM · Online Classes Available

Kids Fiddle: Book Two (Continuing) with Billy Oh

for kids with birthdays between: 07/04/2011 and 07/04/2015

$156 ($136 members)

07/11/2020 – 08/15/2020 (6 meetings)

Saturdays · 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM · Online Classes Available