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Voice Classes

Old Town School voice classes offer learning opportunities for both beginning and more advanced singers!

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned vocalist looking for guidance, Old Town School voice classes are designed to get you acclimated to your voice. Our series of Vocal Techniques classes are a great place to start, but you can also join classes like Irish Singing or Community Choir with little or no singing experience!

Basic singing technique and vocal health are promoted in all Old Town School voice classes.

Vocal Technique for Guitarists

Beginner

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Guitar and Vocal Studio

Intermediate

Thursday with Julia Storke

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Grab that guitar and sing and play with others.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Vocal Techniques 1: Breath, Free Tone

Beginner

Monday or Sunday with Lisa Joy DeRosia or Rebecca Toon

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Vocal Techniques 2: Register, Range

Beginner

Monday, Thursday or Sunday with Lisa Joy DeRosia, Rebecca Toon or Jackie Jasperson

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus or Lincoln Park - Armitage Ave

Vocal Techniques 3: Practice, Musicianship

Intermediate

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Program Manager Krista Ortgiesen with your contact information.

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Vocal Techniques 4: Techniques for Performance

Intermediate

Wednesday or Thursday with Rebecca Toon or Jonathan Hannau

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $222 ($202 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Brazilian Vocals

Beginner

Monday with Luciano Antonio

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Cabaret

Intermediate

Wednesday with Barbara Silverman or MATT PIET

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $222 ($202 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus or Online

Harmony Singing Workshop

WorkshopOpen to All

Saturday with Barbara Silverman

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 1 week  ·  $30 ($28 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Harmony Singing - Beginning/Intermediate

IntermediateNew!

Monday with Barbara Silverman

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Irish Singing

Beginner

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Program Manager Krista Ortgiesen with your contact information.

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Old Town School Community Choir

Open to All

Wednesday with Rebecca Toon or Jonathan Hannau

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $114 ($94 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Open Air Sing Style

Open to All

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 4 weeks  ·  $80 ($70 members)

Open Mic Prep

Intermediate

Friday with Sami Scot

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Relax, Breathe, and Sing

Open to All

60 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $160 ($140 members)

Sight Singing

Open to All

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Sight Singing Continued

Intermediate

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Harmony Singing: Swing, Pop & Rockabilly

Intermediate

Thursday with Barbara Silverman

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $206 ($186 members)

Develop your vocal skills using all the fun of swing jazz!

Location: Online

Vocal Ensemble

Intermediate

Thursday with Julia Storke

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Harmony Singing: Doo Wop to Early Rock

Intermediate

Saturday with Barbara Silverman

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Explore the stacking of voices, the stretched root lines, the bass voice pendulum, and the rich embellishments that characterize these vocal styles.

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Vocal Performance: 3 Minutes in the Spotlight

Intermediate

Friday or Saturday with Sami Scot

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Location: Lincoln Square - Lincoln Ave Campus

Women's Choir

Advanced

If you would like to be contacted when this class runs again, please email Program Manager Krista Ortgiesen with your contact information.

80 minutes  ·  Once a week for 8 weeks  ·  $214 ($194 members)

Private Lesson Options

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.


8-week Session Prices

$296 for 30 minutes ($286 for members)

$424 for 45 minutes ($409 for members)

$544 for 60 minutes ($524 for members)


Session & Registration Dates

8-week lessons: 04/25/2022 – 06/19/2022

Monday 03/21/22: Re-registration for current students begins

Tuesday 04/05/22: Transfer registration

Wednesday 04/06/22: Open registration

8-week lessons: 06/20/2022 – 08/14/2022

Monday 05/16/22: Re-registration for current students begins

Tuesday 05/31/22: Transfer registration

Wednesday 06/01/22: Open registration

8-week lessons: 08/29/2022 – 10/23/2022

Monday 07/11/22: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 07/25/22: Transfer registration

Wednesday 07/27/22: Open registration

8-week lessons: 10/24/2022 – 12/18/2022

Monday 09/19/22: Re-registration for current students begins

Monday 10/03/22: Transfer registration

Wednesday 10/05/22: Open registration


Teachers

Click for teacher profiles and schedules

Mike Brauer »
Voice, Piano, Recorder

Bill Brickey »
Guitar, Wiggleworms Program, Drummers, Voice for Guitarists

Liz Chidester »
Ukulele, Wiggleworms Program, Voice, Piano, Guitar, School Partnerships

Kathy Cowan »
Voice

Sandra Cross »
Voice

Sue Demel »
Songwriting, Voice

Bill Hohnke »
Voice, Piano

Zosia Holden »
Piano

Jackie Jasperson »
Voice, Piano

Kim Jones »

Meghan Kessel »
Piano, Voice

Lexie Levy »
Piano, Songwriting, Voice, Theory, Transcription

Elaine Moore »
Guitar, Voice

Renee Nanzer »
Double Play for Preschoolers, Piano, Voice

Julia Storke »
Piano, Voice, School Partnerships

Jacob Sweet »
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Songwriting, Ukulele

Rebecca Toon »
Voice, Guitar