Teachers at the Old Town School

Bob Goins

Guitar

Specializes in Chet Atkins fingerstyle technique

Bob started playing guitar in 1978 when his brother taught him "More Than A Feeling" on a little Concerto nylon string beater.  Not thinking to just ask for formal lessons, he sharpened his ears by learning rock/metal tunes "off the record player".  He began teaching music in junior high by scribbling chord and scale diagrams during class and handing them to friends between classes.  That's right, for gum.  Winding his way through classical, country, Hendrix and Zappa, he discovered Chet Atkins and "Travis Style" fingerpicking around 1990, which changed everything, again!  He's played guitar, bass, drums and other miscellaneous implements in countless bands since his first teen night club gig at 15 years.  His first employment as a music teacher was at Children's Music Association in Cincinnati from 1995 to 1997. He’s been here at Old Town School pickin’ and grinnin’ since 1998 and it’s been GREAT!

Education: Self-taught musician

Started at the Old Town School in March of 1998


Group Classes for the session beginning 01/08/2018

Guitar 1 with Bob Goins
$202 ($192 members)
for 8 weeks
01/08/2018 – 02/26/2018Mondays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM909 W Armitage AveREGISTER NOW
Wilco Ensemble with Bob Goins
$206 ($196 members)
for 8 weeks
01/09/2018 – 02/27/2018Tuesdays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM4545 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Modern Country Ensemble with Jacob Sweet · Bob Goins
Come explore your inner twang.
$206 ($196 members)
for 8 weeks
01/09/2018 – 02/27/2018Tuesdays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM4545 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Hendrix Decoded with Bob Goins
$202 ($192 members)
for 8 weeks
01/13/2018 – 03/03/2018Saturdays · 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM4545 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Band Coaching Adult with Bob Goins
$206 ($196 members)
for 8 weeks
01/13/2018 – 03/03/2018Saturdays · 2:30 PM – 3:50 PM4545 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Guitar 1 with Bob Goins
$202 ($192 members)
for 8 weeks
01/14/2018 – 03/04/2018Sundays · 12:00 PM – 1:20 PM909 W Armitage AveREGISTER NOW

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