Teachers at the Old Town School

Steve Hutchins

Guitar, Blues Band Live!

Jazz/Blues

Steve graduated from The University of Colorado in 1973 with a B.A. in philosophy. Having played guitar since he was 13, he made the practical decision to become a musician instead of a philosopher. He played in folk clubs in the Denver/Boulder area while studying for two years with Jazz guitarist, Dale Bruning. In 1976, he moved to Boston and attended Berklee College of Music while also commuting regularly to New York City to study with Jazz guitarist, Chuck Wayne. After playing Jazz gigs in the Boston/Rhode Island area, he moved to Chicago in 1979 and was hired by the Old Town School in 1980. In Chicago, he has played and “gigged” in all manner of bands, all manner of styles, in all manner of venues. He’s still goin’ strong. Currently at OTS, he teaches and administers “Blues Band, Live!” and offers the following specialty classes in rotation:: T. Bone Blues, The 3 Kings, Brothers Vaughan, Beginning Wes Montgomery, Sinatra on Guitar, Swingin’ The Blues Nationwide and others. In addition to guitar, he also plays and teaches the electric bass and has been known to sing for his supper.

Started at the Old Town School in January of 1980


Private Lessons in the 8-week session beginning 03/04/2019

Wednesdays 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave


Private Lessons in the 8-week session beginning 04/29/2019

Wednesdays 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave


Group Classes for the session beginning 04/29/2019

Basics of Electric Chicago Blues Guitar with Steve Hutchins

Muddy and Buddy, Son and Lonnie, Magic Sam and Otis Rush. South Side and West Side techniques will be explored.

$177 ($168 members)

04/29/2019 – 06/17/2019 (7 meetings)

Mondays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Blues Band Live Coordinator with Steve Hutchins

$0 ($0 members)

05/01/2019 – 06/19/2019 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Class is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info

Blues Band - Live! with Steve Hutchins

Form a blues band, rehearse, and perform in an authentic blues club.

$232 ($222 members)

05/01/2019 – 06/19/2019 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Louisiana Blues Guitar with Steve Hutchins

Learn this seminal style with a focus on Snooks Eaglin & Gatemouth Brown.

$202 ($192 members)

05/02/2019 – 06/20/2019 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 7:00 PM – 8:20 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave