Teachers at the Old Town School

Charles Kim

Bass, Composition, Guitar, Songwriting, Ukulele (including Baritone), Mandolin

Rock Pop Improvisation Jazz Theory

Songwriting, Composition and Improvisation, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Fingerstyle, Flatpicking, Open Tunings, Slide, Bass, Music Theory, Ear Training, Alternative/Indie Rock

A recipient of The Old Town School Of Folk Music’s 2016 Distinguished Teaching Artist award, Charles loves to teach beginning to advanced students who are open to new ideas and excited and eager to create something new. You can take private lessons with Charles or experience his teaching in a group guitar, ensemble, or songwriting class. Guitarists and bassists can bring in their favorite songs to explore the technique of their instrument, whether you want to study rock, country, funk, classical, fingerstyle, blues, jazz, or just want to improve your overall playing.
 
Songwriters can bring in ideas that they haven't completed, either to learn the craft of using chords, melodies, lyrics and structure, or to help with new approaches to songwriting. He's also taught students how to write a pop-song, how to figure out their favorite tunes, work on band arrangements, and get ready for the recording studio.
 
Charles has appeared on more than 30 albums, works as a producer/recorder, and written works for theater, dance companies and film.

Education: Charles has studied with McArthur Grant Recipient Ken Vandermark for Jazz Studies and Improvisation, and studied Classical Guitar at Vanderbilt University.

Started at the Old Town School in January of 1999


Private Lessons in the 8-week session beginning 06/21/2021

Tuesdays 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Wednesdays 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Thursdays 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm


Group Classes for the session beginning 06/21/2021

Songwriting: Continuing Work with Charles Kim

$206 ($186 members)

06/21/2021 – 08/09/2021 (8 meetings)

Mondays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · Online

Songwriting: The Great Songs with Charles Kim

$206 ($186 members)

06/22/2021 – 08/10/2021 (8 meetings)

Tuesdays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · Online

Guitar 1 with Charles Kim

$206 ($186 members)

06/22/2021 – 08/10/2021 (8 meetings)

Tuesdays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · Online

Extended Play: Charles Kim with Charles Kim

The Extended Play class serves a group of students who have gathered together around a particular teacher to continue study of the guitar. Each section is specific to that teacher. New comers are of course always welcome. It is suggested that they possess skills of Guitar 3 rep proficiency.

$206 ($186 members)

06/23/2021 – 08/11/2021 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · Online

Ukulele 3: Beatles Repertoire with Charles Kim

$206 ($186 members)

06/23/2021 – 08/11/2021 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · Online

Guitar 2 with Charles Kim

$206 ($186 members)

06/24/2021 – 08/12/2021 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 7:00 PM – 8:20 PM · Online

Beatles for Beginners with Charles Kim

The music of the Fab Four simplified for those who have only played a short while.

$206 ($186 members)

06/24/2021 – 08/12/2021 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 8:30 PM – 9:50 PM · Online

Introduction to Ukulele with Charles Kim

$206 ($186 members)

06/25/2021 – 08/13/2021 (8 meetings)

Fridays · 11:30 AM – 12:50 PM · Online

Ukulele 1 with Charles Kim

$206 ($186 members)

06/25/2021 – 08/13/2021 (8 meetings)

Fridays · 1:30 PM – 2:50 PM · Online

Ukulele 2 with Charles Kim

$206 ($186 members)

06/25/2021 – 08/13/2021 (8 meetings)

Fridays · 4:00 PM – 5:20 PM · Online

Guitar 2 with Charles Kim

$214 ($194 members)

06/26/2021 – 08/14/2021 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 11:00 AM – 12:20 PM · In-Person @4545 N Lincoln Ave

Class is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info

The Classic Songs Ensemble with Charles Kim

Students not only learn classic songs, but also helpful listening, arrangement and charting skills.

$214 ($194 members)

06/26/2021 – 08/14/2021 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM · In-Person @4545 N Lincoln Ave

Class is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info