Teachers at the Old Town School

Ed Holstein

Guitar, Banjo

Ed has been a stalwart of the Chicago folk music scene for over 40 years. He has written a number of songs including “Jazzman” which have been recorded or performed by the likes of Bette Midler, Bonnie Koloc, Tom Rush, Steve Goodman, and Martin Simpson. He is also a featured performer on the Grammy-winning album Tribute to Steve Goodman. His unique blend of folk songs, blues and humor always entertain.

In the early days of the Chicago Folk Boom Eddie and his late brother Fred performed at legendary clubs like The Earl Of Old Town and Somebody Else’s Troubles where folks like Goodman, John Prine, Bonnie Koloc & others got their start. The Holstein brothers owned a self named club that featured national touring acts until the late ‘80s. Beside guitar playing one learns loads of history when taking a class from our resident folk icon, Eddie Holstein.

Started at the Old Town School in January of 2000


Private Lessons in the 8-week session beginning 04/30/2018

Sundays 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave


Private Lessons in the 8-week session beginning 06/25/2018

Sundays 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave


Group Classes for the session beginning 04/30/2018

Guitar 4ever with Holstein with Ed Holstein

$202 ($192 members)

05/05/2018 – 06/23/2018 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 11:00 AM – 12:20 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave


Group Classes for the session beginning 06/25/2018

Steve Goodman Songbook with Ed Holstein

$202 ($192 members)

06/25/2018 – 08/13/2018 (8 meetings)

Mondays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Guitar 4ever with Holstein with Ed Holstein

$202 ($192 members)

06/30/2018 – 08/18/2018 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 11:00 AM – 12:20 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Greenwich Village Voices with Ed Holstein

$202 ($192 members)

07/01/2018 – 08/19/2018 (8 meetings)

Sundays · 10:30 AM – 11:50 AM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave