Teachers at the Old Town School

Jonas Friddle

Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Ensembles, Band Coaching

Jonas Friddle is a North Carolina native with a history in the Appalachian music tradition and is an experienced performer on the Guitar, Banjo, Fiddle and Mandolin. After graduating from Berea College he spent a year abroad as a Watson Fellow studying community building through traditional music in Ireland, Scotland, Australia and Canada. He performs professionally with his group Jonas Friddle and the Majority (www.jonasfriddle.com).

Jonas' musical specialties include Old Time Music, Americana, Jug Band Blues, Modern Folk and Songwriting. He enjoys teaching all ages and has worked in several departments of the Old Town School of Folk Music including: Group Classes, Private Lessons, Adult and Youth Fiddle and Banjo, Wiggleworms and Summer Camp. Jonas feels music is an important part of his day to day life and loves being able to teach others to make it part of their lives as well.

Education: Berea College

Started at the Old Town School in January of 2008


Private Lessons in the 8-week session beginning 09/04/2017

Mondays 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm at 4545 N Lincoln Ave
Mondays 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm at 4545 N Lincoln Ave
Tuesdays 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm at 4545 N Lincoln Ave
Wednesdays 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave
Wednesdays 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave
Thursdays 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm at 4545 N Lincoln Ave
Fridays 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm at 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Group Classes for the session beginning 09/04/2017

Beginning Strummers: 5 - 7 years with Jonas Friddle
for kids with birthdays between: 09/04/2009 and 09/04/2012
$345 ($326.25 members)
for 15 weeks
09/11/2017 – 12/18/2017Mondays · 4:00 PM – 4:55 PM4545 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Advanced Strummers: 5-7 years with Jonas Friddle
for kids with birthdays between: 09/04/2009 and 09/04/2012
$345 ($326.25 members)
for 15 weeks
09/11/2017 – 12/18/2017Mondays · 5:00 PM – 5:55 PM4545 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Introduction to the Banjo with Jonas Friddle
$196 ($186 members)
for 8 weeks
09/07/2017 – 10/26/2017Thursdays · 7:00 PM – 8:20 PM4545 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW

Group Classes for the session beginning 10/30/2017

Kids’ Ensemble with Jonas Friddle · Geoff Dolce
for kids with birthdays between: 10/30/2005 and 10/30/2011
$208 ($198 members)
for 8 weeks
10/30/2017 – 12/18/2017Mondays · 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM4545 N Lincoln AveStudents currently enrolled in any class - REGISTER NOW (New students: 9/25/17)
Old-Time Revival Ensemble with Jonas Friddle · Anna Jacobson
$216 ($206 members)
for 8 weeks
10/31/2017 – 12/19/2017Tuesdays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM4545 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Band Coaching: Cowboy Jesus and The Sugar Bums with Jonas Friddle
for kids with birthdays between: 11/01/2004 and 11/01/2007
$208 ($198 members)
for 8 weeks
11/01/2017 – 12/20/2017Wednesdays · 5:30 PM – 6:25 PM4544 N Lincoln AveStudents currently enrolled in any class - REGISTER NOW (New students: 9/25/17)
Jug Band Ensemble with Jonas Friddle
$200 ($190 members)
for 8 weeks
11/01/2017 – 12/20/2017Wednesdays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM4545 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Introduction to the Banjo with Jonas Friddle
$172 ($163 members)
for 7 weeks
11/02/2017 – 12/21/2017Thursdays · 7:00 PM – 8:20 PM4545 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW

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