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Teachers at the Old Town School

Jacob Sweet

Bass Guitar, Guitar, Songwriting, Ukulele

Pop/Rock, Jazz/Blues, Classical

Beginner to advanced acoustic or electric guitar in any style. Rock, Folk, Country, Classical, as well as Music Theory, Songwriting and singing for guitarists.

Jacob has been performing professionally since he was a teenager. He has a wide range of performing experiences and has toured Internationally. Locally, he has played in several Chicago area bands and is the Lead Guitarist for Underwater People. They have released two CD's. Jacob holds a degree in Jazz studies in Guitar with a minor in Classical Guitar from DePaul University Music School. He teaches beginning through advanced guitar and music theory. Jacob also teaches songwriting, ukulele and voice (with a focus on rock/country vocals and the art of singing and strumming).

Education: BFA Guitar Jazz Studies / Minor Classical Guitar ; DePaul University, Chicago, IL

Started at the Old Town School in October of 1997


Private Lessons in the 8-week session beginning 08/30/2021

Mondays 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tuesdays 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Wednesdays 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Thursdays 9:30 am – 1:00 pm


Private Lessons in the 8-week session beginning 10/25/2021

Mondays 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tuesdays 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Wednesdays 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Thursdays 9:30 am – 1:00 pm


Group Classes for the session beginning 08/30/2021

Classical Guitar Basic Repertoire with Jacob Sweet

$180 ($160 members)

08/30/2021 – 10/18/2021 (7 meetings)

Mondays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · Online

Guitar 4Ever with Jacob Sweet

$180 ($160 members)

08/30/2021 – 10/18/2021 (7 meetings)

Mondays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · Online

Rockabilly Ensemble with Jacob Sweet

Explore one of the earliest and most vibrant styles of rock and roll the way it is meant be played, in an ensemble setting!

$206 ($186 members)

08/31/2021 – 10/19/2021 (8 meetings)

Tuesdays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · Online

Modern Country Ensemble with Jacob Sweet

Come explore your inner twang.

$206 ($186 members)

08/31/2021 – 10/19/2021 (8 meetings)

Tuesdays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · Online


Group Classes for the session beginning 10/25/2021

Classical Guitar Basic Repertoire with Jacob Sweet

$206 ($186 members)

10/25/2021 – 12/13/2021 (8 meetings)

Mondays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · Online

Guitar 4Ever with Jacob Sweet

$206 ($186 members)

10/25/2021 – 12/13/2021 (8 meetings)

Mondays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · Online

Rockabilly Ensemble with Jacob Sweet

Explore one of the earliest and most vibrant styles of rock and roll the way it is meant be played, in an ensemble setting!

$206 ($186 members)

10/26/2021 – 12/14/2021 (8 meetings)

Tuesdays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · Online

Modern Country Ensemble with Jacob Sweet

Come explore your inner twang.

$206 ($186 members)

10/26/2021 – 12/14/2021 (8 meetings)

Tuesdays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · Online