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 08/31/2020

Mondays 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Tuesdays 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursdays 3:00 pm – 9:45 pm
Saturdays 9:45 am – 2:30 pm


Group Classes for the session beginning 08/31/2020

Guitar 4Ever with Chris Winters

$180 ($163 members)

08/31/2020 – 10/19/2020 (7 meetings)

Mondays · 10:00 AM – 11:20 AM · Online Classes Available

Guitar Fingerboard Theory 2 with Chris Winters

This class covers how to play the minor and major scales across the entire fingerboard, various modes and exotic scales, technique building exercises and more.

$180 ($163 members)

08/31/2020 – 10/19/2020 (7 meetings)

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

Guitar 1 Repertoire with Chris Winters

$180 ($163 members)

08/31/2020 – 10/19/2020 (7 meetings)

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

Extended Play: Chris Winters with Chris Winters

$206 ($186 members)

09/01/2020 – 10/20/2020 (8 meetings)

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

Guitar 4Ever with Chris Winters

Students have been known to repeat this class endlessly! And of course, learning the guitar is a lifelong journey.

$206 ($186 members)

09/02/2020 – 10/21/2020 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 10:00 AM – 11:20 AM · Online Classes Available

Guitar 4Ever with Chris Winters

$206 ($186 members)

09/04/2020 – 10/23/2020 (8 meetings)

Fridays · 10:00 AM – 11:20 AM · Online Classes Available

Essential Blues-Rock Electric Guitar Repertoire with Chris Winters

$206 ($186 members)

09/06/2020 – 10/25/2020 (8 meetings)

Sundays · 12:00 PM – 1:20 PM · Online Classes Available

Essential Blues-Rock Electric Guitar 1 Skills with Chris Winters

$206 ($186 members)

09/06/2020 – 10/25/2020 (8 meetings)

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