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Teachers at the Old Town School

Rebecca Toon

Voice, Guitar

Voice: Classical to Pop; Guitar: Folk, Country, Rock

Rebecca Toon has been teaching adults and kids at the Old Town School of Folk Music since 2004. She has a bachelor's and a master's in music from the University of Illinois, and is currently completing a Masters in communication sciences and disorders (speech language pathology) at Northwestern University with a primary interest in voice therapy.

Her background as a vocalist is extremely varied, including musical theater, opera and classical solo work, choral work, and popular music. She has also worked as a vocal coach and director for musical and theatrical productions around Chicago. As a voice teacher, Rebecca believes in creating a solid foundation of technique and a firm understanding of how the voice works which can be applied to a variety of musical styles. As a guitarist, her interests and experience runs to old time, folk, country, and rock.

Lessons include time spent improving technical skills and knowledge of music theory as well as studying new repertoire. She is great with kids and beginners.

Education: BFA & MFA in music from the University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign

Started at the Old Town School in June of 2004


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

Mondays 12:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Mondays 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Mondays 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tuesdays 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Thursdays 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Sundays 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm


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

Mondays 12:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Mondays 4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Mondays 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tuesdays 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Thursdays 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Sundays 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm


Group Classes for the session beginning 10/25/2021

Guitar 3 Repertoire with Rebecca Toon

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

$214 ($194 members)

10/25/2021 – 12/13/2021 (8 meetings)

Mondays · 10:00 AM – 11:20 AM · In-Person @4545 N Lincoln Ave

Guitar 3 with Rebecca Toon

$214 ($194 members)

10/26/2021 – 12/14/2021 (8 meetings)

Tuesdays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · In-Person @909 W Armitage Ave