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 04/29/2019

Mondays 4:45 pm – 6:30 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave
Tuesdays 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm at 4545 N Lincoln Ave
Thursdays 3:00 pm – 9:45 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave
Saturdays 9:45 am – 2:30 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave


Group Classes for the session beginning 04/29/2019

Guitar 4Ever with Chris Winters

$177 ($168 members)

04/29/2019 – 06/17/2019 (7 meetings)

Mondays · 10:00 AM – 11:20 AM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Guitar Fingerboard Theory with Chris Winters

Whether you want to write your own songs, become a hot lead guitarist or just increase your musical vocabulary and ability to jam and make music with others- this is the class for you!

$177 ($168 members)

04/29/2019 – 06/17/2019 (7 meetings)

Mondays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Extended Play: Chris Winters with Chris Winters

$202 ($192 members)

04/30/2019 – 06/18/2019 (8 meetings)

Tuesdays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Guitar 3 Repertoire with Chris Winters

Armed with the knowledge of bar chords one can expand their repertoire to include many idioms.

$202 ($192 members)

05/01/2019 – 06/19/2019 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 10:00 AM – 11:20 AM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Guitar 4Ever with Chris Winters

$202 ($192 members)

05/03/2019 – 06/21/2019 (8 meetings)

Fridays · 10:00 AM – 11:20 AM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Essential Blues-Rock Electric Guitar Repertoire with Chris Winters

$202 ($192 members)

05/05/2019 – 06/23/2019 (8 meetings)

Sundays · 12:00 PM – 1:20 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Essential Blues-Rock Electric Guitar 1 Skills with Chris Winters

Learn the riffs and techniques that will make your electric guitar playing soar to new heights.

$202 ($192 members)

05/05/2019 – 06/23/2019 (8 meetings)

Sundays · 1:30 PM – 2:50 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave