Workshops

Join us for an upcoming workshop! Your date with the arts.

Workshops are special, one-time experiences of music and dance with master teachers at the Old Town School of Folk Music. Low in time commitment but high in artistry, workshops are timely, engaging, and dynamic sessions targeted to serve participants with varied interests and goals.

The typical duration of a one-day workshop is an hour and a half to two hours, but we also offer intensives and multi-day or multi-week options. Workshops costs are dependent on length, specialty, and teaching artist, and some are funded by grants to make them low-cost to you. Each week we host something or someone new, so check back often!

Tue. November 30, 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM (Central) · Online

Open Tunings for Guitar, Part 2

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Open to All
Program: Guitar
$25 ($23 members)
Wed. December 01, 7:00 PM – 8:50 PM (Central) · Online

Songwriter’s Circle ONLINE

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Open to All
Program: Songwriting
$12 ($10 members)
Fri. December 03, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Jon Langford & Robert Irving III Art Exhibition

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Beginner
Program: Art
Fri. December 03, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (Central) · Online

California Songbook with Tommi Zender

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$25 ($23 members)
Sat. December 04, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Jon Langford & Robert Irving III Art Exhibition

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Beginner
Program: Art
Sat. December 04, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Burlesque Chair Dance

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Open to All
Program: Dance
Class is full.
Sun. December 05, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (Central) · Online

Fingerpicking The Holidays

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$25 ($23 members)
Sun. December 05, 2:00 PM – 3:20 PM (Central) · Online

Ukulele Workshop: Holiday Songs pt. 1

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Open to All
Program: Ukulele
$25 ($23 members)
Mon. December 06, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM (Central) · Online

Clawhammer Banjo Workshops with Michael J. Miles: Gaudete from Piae Cantiones, 16th Century

This tune is a Christmas carol, originally sung in Latin. [more info]

Intermediate
Program: Banjo
$25 ($23 members)
Mon. December 06, 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM (Central) · Online

Fingerstyle Workshop Series with Michael J. Miles: Silent Night by Franz X. Gruber

Story goes that it was originally played on the guitar, where it belongs. [more info]

Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$25 ($23 members)
Tue. December 07, 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM (Central) · Online

Neil Young Songbook

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Open to All
Program: Guitar
$25 ($23 members)
Fri. December 10, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Jon Langford & Robert Irving III Art Exhibition

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Beginner
Program: Art
Sat. December 11, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Jon Langford & Robert Irving III Art Exhibition

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Beginner
Program: Art
Sun. December 12, 2:00 PM – 3:20 PM (Central) · Online

Ukulele Workshop: Holiday Songs pt. 2

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Open to All
Program: Ukulele
$25 ($23 members)
Mon. December 13, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM (Central) · Online

Clawhammer Banjo Workshops with Michael J. Miles: Sleepers Awake by J.S. Bach

At the end of the year, Bach's melody lines make life worth living.  [more info]

Intermediate
Program: Banjo
$25 ($23 members)
Mon. December 13, 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM (Central) · Online

Fingerstyle Workshop Series with Michael J. Miles: Christmas Time is Here by Vince Guaraldi

Charlie Brown helps us survive the seasons. [more info]

Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$25 ($23 members)
Tue. December 14, 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM (Central) · Online

Strumming Solutions for Guitar and Ukulele

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Open to All
Program: Guitar
$25 ($23 members)
Fri. December 17, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Jon Langford & Robert Irving III Art Exhibition

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Beginner
Program: Art
Sat. December 18, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Improvisational Workshop with The Bridge: Linking Up and Bridging People, Places, and Things

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Open to All
Program: Ensemble
$20 ($18 members)
Sat. December 18, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Jon Langford & Robert Irving III Art Exhibition

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Beginner
Program: Art
Sat. December 18, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Magic of the Nutcracker Dance Workshop

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Open to All
Kids Group Class – Program: Dance
$30 ($28 members)
Sun. January 16, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Stage Performance Techniques with Livingston Taylor

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Open to All
Program: Songwriting
$50 ($45 members)