Teachers at the Old Town School

Charles Kim

Bass, Composition, Guitar, Songwriting, Ukulele, 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

Upcoming Workshops

Ukulele Songbag: Songs of the ‘60s

Open to All

$20 ($19 members)

Sun. July 19, 3:30 PM – 4:50 PM · Online Classes Available

Making Friends with Barre Chords ONLINE

Intermediate

$20 ($18 members)

Sun. July 26, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM · Online Classes Available

Ukulele Songbag: Songs of the ‘70s

Open to All

$20 ($19 members)

Sun. August 02, 3:30 PM – 4:50 PM · Online Classes Available

Strumming Secrets

Intermediate

$20 ($18 members)

Sun. August 09, 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM · Online Classes Available

Ukulele Songbag: Songs of the ‘80s

Open to All

$20 ($19 members)

Sun. August 16, 3:30 PM – 4:50 PM · Online Classes Available


Private Lessons in the 8-week session beginning 06/29/2020

Mondays 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Tuesdays 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Wednesdays 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Thursdays 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm


Group Classes for the session beginning 06/29/2020

Songwriting: Continuing Work with Charles Kim

$181 ($161 members)

06/29/2020 – 08/10/2020 (7 meetings)

Mondays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · Online Classes Available

Guitar 3 with Charles Kim

$181 ($161 members)

06/29/2020 – 08/10/2020 (7 meetings)

Mondays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · Online Classes Available

Songwriting: The Great Songs with Charles Kim

$181 ($161 members)

06/30/2020 – 08/11/2020 (7 meetings)

Tuesdays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · Online Classes Available

Guitar 4 with Charles Kim

$181 ($161 members)

06/30/2020 – 08/11/2020 (7 meetings)

Tuesdays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · Online Classes Available

Guitar 2 Repertoire with Charles Kim

$181 ($161 members)

07/01/2020 – 08/12/2020 (7 meetings)

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

Ukulele 3: Beatles Repertoire with Charles Kim

$180 ($163 members)

07/01/2020 – 08/12/2020 (7 meetings)

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

Class is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info

Guitar 3 with Charles Kim

$181 ($161 members)

07/02/2020 – 08/13/2020 (7 meetings)

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

Beatles for Beginners with Charles Kim

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

$181 ($161 members)

07/02/2020 – 08/13/2020 (7 meetings)

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

Ukulele 2 with Charles Kim

$180 ($163 members)

07/03/2020 – 08/14/2020 (7 meetings)

Fridays · 3:30 PM – 4:50 PM · Online Classes Available

Guitar 2 Repertoire with Charles Kim

$155 ($138 members)

07/11/2020 – 08/15/2020 (6 meetings)

Saturdays · 11:00 AM – 12:20 PM · Online Classes Available

Classic Album Ensemble with Charles Kim

Session 4:

$155 ($138 members)

07/11/2020 – 08/15/2020 (6 meetings)

Saturdays · 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM · Online Classes Available

Lead Guitar Soloing Basics with Charles Kim

$155 ($138 members)

07/11/2020 – 08/15/2020 (6 meetings)

Saturdays · 2:30 PM – 3:50 PM · Online Classes Available

Ukulele 1 with Charles Kim

$180 ($163 members)

07/05/2020 – 08/16/2020 (7 meetings)

Sundays · 1:30 PM – 2:50 PM · Online Classes Available