Teachers at the Old Town School

Chris Kimmons

Bass (Electric & Upright), Clawhammer Banjo, Guitar

Chris Kimmons moved from West Virginia years ago to pursue a music career in Chicago. In that time, he has covered ground in many genres including rock, metal, traditional, folk, jazz, fusion, and electronic music. Having studied music composition at Columbia College Chicago for his first two and a half years in the city, he has studied with many of Chicago's finest musicians. Appearing with acts such as Can I Get an Amen old time string band to soul/pop duo Lotus Empire, Chris has diverse musical interests and strong dedication to preserving music history while not allowing the past to inhibit the future.

Started at the Old Town School in September of 2017


Private Lessons in the 8-week session beginning 10/29/2018

Tuesdays 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave
Fridays 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm at 4545 N Lincoln Ave


Private Lessons in the 8-week session beginning 01/07/2019

Tuesdays 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave
Fridays 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm at 4545 N Lincoln Ave


Group Classes for the session beginning 01/07/2019

Youth Music Collective with Chris Kimmons · Alex Farha

$1650 ($1650 members)

01/08/2019 – 06/18/2019 (24 meetings)

Tuesdays · 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Teen Music Collective with Bill Brickey · Chris Kimmons · Javier Orman · Ian Wilson

$1650 ($1650 members)

01/11/2019 – 06/21/2019 (23 meetings)

Fridays · 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave