Celebrating Tradition

$222 ($212 members) · 80 minutes · Weekly for 8 weeks

Make music with others while creating our own arrangements. Work on dynamics, melodies and harmonies, playing and singing the tunes passed on through the generations, from gospel to blues to old time and folk ballads, in the tradition of Frank Hamilton and Win Stracke, our School’s founders.  

"Somehow, we have tapped the strength, the beauty, the longevity of the songs we sing and channeled these qualities into a gathering place we call the Old Town School of Folk Music." - Win Stracke


A fun and rewarding class for all levels of players! We ask that you have the ability to change chords comfortably on your instrument.

Instruments: Banjo, Bass-Upright, Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin

Class Schedules and Availability

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