$188 ($178 members) · 55 minutes · Weekly for 8 weeks · All ages!

The sound of the jarana is distinctive and percussive, like the dancing of zapateado from Veracruz, Mexico, where this stringed instrument originates.  In Chicago, the love for jarana jarocho music thrives and at Old Town School, we are lucky to have a studied jarocho teaching musician and performer, Zacbe Pichardo, to teach and mentor our players. Zacbe is a member of grammy winning Sones de Mexico. Jarana is a class to register for again and again; the class works as a supportive ensemble with more advanced players learning more complicated parts. Jarana will focus on musical improvisation, power strums, and developing unflinching rhythm skills. Our jarana class performs at various events around the School and Chicago!


Folks with at least one year playing experience on guitar or other stringed instrument, come join the fun! Children under 7 years old must have teacher recommendation.

Class Schedules and Availability

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