Express Yourself

Our program addresses this craft on many levels from beginners to folks who have approached this art form for years. Our teachers are skilled, experienced, and full of inspiration.

Why bother writing songs?
Creative expression is good for you and good for the universe. Expressing yourself musically and searching for your truths and motivations makes you a more compassionate person and pours positive energy back into the universe.

New to songwriting? Songwriting: Fundamentals is a great place to start.

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A new class a new teacher. Join us for this special approach to the art of songwriting. Give and receive input from like-minded creative individual all under the leadership of Hassan El-Tayyeb. Hassan joins us with loads of experience in teaching music and writing. Check out the web site link below.

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Time to get this Songwriting party started now! »

Let some of Chicago's most talented songwriters kick start your personal musical expression. Maybe you have a melody in your head, a notebook of lyrics, or a chord progression that you keep playing; now is the time start piecing it all together.We offer exercises and assignment that will bring the music out of you.
We are now offering Songwriting: Fundamentals at our 909 W. Armitage location Tuesdays at 6:30PM.

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