80 minutes · Once a week for 8 weeks · $206 ($186 members)
Grab a bow and join classes for all levels of players from beginners to the more advanced.
Fiddle or Violin?
The simple answer is that the two instruments are really the same, but the style of music and the way it's set up and played is quite different. Introduction to Violin/Fiddle covers basics that are common to both. After that, students can choose which track they want to follow starting with either Fiddle 1 or Violin 1.
The Fiddle track teaches traditional folk genres by ear in a variety of genres including old-time square dance tunes, bluegrass, country, Americana, and regional styles like Irish, Mexican, Nordic, or Cajun. You can listen to examples in our extensive Fiddle Tune Archive.
In the Violin track, students learn genres that are primarily played off of sheet music, such as classical, jazz, film & TV soundtracks. Students learn to read traditional music notation and use classical techniques like vibrato.
Our private lessons like our group classes run in 8-week sessions, however, you can begin private lessons during any week in the session. Please call our customer service folks at 773.728.6000 to register as private lesson availability is based upon individual teacher schedules.
Lessons are scheduled weekly, for 30, 45 or 60 minutes, and are available every day of the week at our Lincoln Square and Lincoln Park locations. Our experienced and professional faculty will work with you to develop an individualized program that helps you achieve your musical goals.
Stop in at either location or call the front desk at 773.728.6000 to register.
$296 for 30 minutes ($286 for members)
$424 for 45 minutes ($409 for members)
$544 for 60 minutes ($524 for members)
8-week lessons: 04/26/2021 – 06/20/2021
Monday 03/22/21: Re-registration for current students begins
Sunday 04/04/21: Transfer registration
Wednesday 04/07/21: Open registration
8-week lessons: 06/21/2021 – 08/15/2021
Monday 05/17/21: Re-registration for current students begins
Monday 05/31/21: Transfer registration
Wednesday 06/02/21: Open registration
8-week lessons: 08/30/2021 – 10/24/2021
Monday 07/12/21: Re-registration for current students begins
Monday 07/26/21: Transfer registration
Wednesday 07/28/21: Open registration
8-week lessons: 10/25/2021 – 12/19/2021
Monday 09/20/21: Re-registration for current students begins
Monday 10/04/21: Transfer registration
Wednesday 10/06/21: Open registration
Click for teacher profiles and schedules
Patrik Ahlberg »
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Brandi Berry Benson »
Fiddle, Violin, Viola
Al Ehrich »
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Jonas Friddle »
Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar, Mandolin, Ensembles, Band Coaching, School Partnerships
Anna Jacobson »
Fiddle, French Horn, Trumpet, Ensembles
Katie Klocke »
Fiddle, Violin, Piano
Michael O'Toole »
Guitar, Ukulele, Fiddle, Banjo, Mandolin, Theory, Improvisation
Billy Oh »
Devin Shepherd »