Teachers at the Old Town School

Chris Winters

Guitar, Ukulele

Chris works as a lead guitarist and a band leader. He has performed with Mississippi Heat, touring Europe in May 2000, and at the Chicago Blues Fest in 1999. He opened in 1995 for George Benson at Ravinia with Otis Rush, and played the 1997 Chicago Blues Fest with Aaron Burton.

Teaching styles: blues, fingerpicking, jazz, theory, slide guitar, and rock.

Additional info: Teaches children and adults, beginners to advanced students. Extremely knowledgeable about the history of rock and roll and different styles of blues electric guitar issues and methods.

Education: BA, Berklee School of Music

Started at the Old Town School in October of 1994


Private Lessons in the 8-week session beginning 10/30/2017

Mondays 3:15 pm – 7:30 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave
Tuesdays 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave
Thursdays 3:00 pm – 9:15 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave
Saturdays 9:45 am – 2:00 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Private Lessons in the 8-week session beginning 01/08/2018

Mondays 3:15 pm – 7:30 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave
Tuesdays 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave
Thursdays 3:00 pm – 9:15 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave
Saturdays 9:45 am – 2:00 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Group Classes for the session beginning 01/08/2018

Guitar 4Ever with Chris Winters
$202 ($192 members)
for 8 weeks
01/08/2018 – 02/26/2018Mondays · 10:00 AM – 11:20 AM4545 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Blues Guitar Basics 1 with Chris Winters
$202 ($192 members)
for 8 weeks
01/09/2018 – 02/27/2018Tuesdays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM4544 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Extended Play with Chris Winters
$202 ($192 members)
for 8 weeks
01/09/2018 – 02/27/2018Tuesdays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM4544 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Guitar 2 Repertoire with Chris Winters
$202 ($192 members)
for 8 weeks
01/10/2018 – 02/28/2018Wednesdays · 10:00 AM – 11:20 AM4544 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Guitar 4Ever with Chris Winters
$202 ($192 members)
for 8 weeks
01/12/2018 – 03/02/2018Fridays · 10:00 AM – 11:20 AM4544 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Essential Blues-Rock Electric Guitar Repertoire with Chris Winters
$202 ($192 members)
for 8 weeks
01/14/2018 – 03/04/2018Sundays · 12:00 PM – 1:20 PM4544 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Essential Blues-Rock Electric Guitar 1 Skills with Chris Winters
$202 ($192 members)
for 8 weeks
01/14/2018 – 03/04/2018Sundays · 1:30 PM – 2:50 PM4545 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW

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