Teachers at the Old Town School

Liz Chidester

`Ukulele, Songwriting

Liz's classrooms are calm but playful, and encourage new friendships. While everyone learns at a different pace and has different strengths, Liz believes we can all find a way to play together.

Liz Chidester, from the mountains of Virginia, moved to Chicago in the winter of 2013 and has immersed herself in the Chicago music, theatre, and arts education scene ever since. She released her debut folk album People Pumping Pedals in 2014 under CAU Dog Records, her intimate EP Otter Hill in 2015, and her third release Progress into Simplicity with her band Liz and the Lovelies in March 2017. She has worked with Sideshow Theatre Company, Mercury Theatre, Theatre at the Center, Refuge Theatre Project, and the Chicago Children's Theatre as an actor and collaborator. She was a Midwestern Finalist in NPR’s NewSong Songwriting Contest 2014, nominated for Best Female Vocalist in the Chicago Music Awards 2015, and was a finalist in the NewSong Leaf Songwriter Competition 2016. Before moving to Chicago, she was singing all over the world with Carnival Cruise Lines and Holland America Line. Liz has her BM from James Madison University in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

Started at the Old Town School in May of 2015


Private Lessons in the 8-week session beginning 01/08/2018

Wednesdays 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave
Fridays 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave
Sundays 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm at 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Private Lessons in the 8-week session beginning 03/05/2018

Wednesdays 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave
Fridays 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Group Classes for the session beginning 01/08/2018

Mixed Age Wiggleworms with Liz Chidester
for kids with birthdays between: 01/23/2014 and 08/23/2017
$156 ($146 members)
for 8 weeks
01/23/2018 – 03/13/2018Tuesdays · 9:30 AM – 10:15 AMWest LoopClass is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info
Mixed Age Wiggleworms with Liz Chidester
for kids with birthdays between: 01/23/2014 and 08/23/2017
$156 ($146 members)
for 8 weeks
01/23/2018 – 03/13/2018Tuesdays · 10:30 AM – 11:15 AMWest LoopREGISTER NOW
Lullabies with Liz Chidester
for kids with birthdays between: 07/23/2017 and 01/23/2018
$112 ($102 members)
for 8 weeks
01/23/2018 – 03/13/2018Tuesdays · 11:30 AM – 12:00 PMWest LoopREGISTER NOW

Group Classes for the session beginning 03/05/2018

Ukulele 1 with Liz Chidester
$202 ($192 members)
for 8 weeks
03/05/2018 – 04/23/2018Mondays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM4545 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Ukulele 2 with Liz Chidester
$202 ($192 members)
for 8 weeks
03/05/2018 – 04/23/2018Mondays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM4545 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Ukulele 1 with Liz Chidester
$202 ($192 members)
for 8 weeks
03/11/2018 – 04/29/2018Sundays · 10:00 AM – 11:20 AM4545 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Ukulele 2 with Liz Chidester
$202 ($192 members)
for 8 weeks
03/11/2018 – 04/29/2018Sundays · 11:30 AM – 12:50 PM4545 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Mixed Age Wiggleworms with Liz Chidester
for kids with birthdays between: 04/10/2014 and 11/10/2017
$157 ($146 members)
for 8 weeks
04/10/2018 – 05/29/2018Tuesdays · 9:30 AM – 10:15 AMWest LoopREGISTER NOW
Mixed Age Wiggleworms with Liz Chidester
for kids with birthdays between: 04/10/2014 and 11/10/2017
$156 ($146 members)
for 8 weeks
04/10/2018 – 05/29/2018Tuesdays · 10:30 AM – 11:15 AMWest LoopREGISTER NOW
Lullabies with Liz Chidester
for kids with birthdays between: 10/10/2017 and 04/10/2018
$112 ($102 members)
for 8 weeks
04/10/2018 – 05/29/2018Tuesdays · 11:30 AM – 12:00 PMWest LoopREGISTER NOW

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