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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!

Sat. August 20, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Close Harmony: The Art of Singing Barbershop with Mitchell Greenberg

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Intermediate
Program: Voice
$35 ($30 members)
$25 ($23 members)
Tue. September 06, 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM (Central) · Online

Making the Most of Classes

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Open to All
Program:
$30 ($28 members)
Wed. September 07, 7:00 PM – 8:50 PM (Central) · Online

Songwriter’s Circle Online with Daniel Connolly

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Open to All
Program: Songwriting
$12 ($10 members)
Thu. September 08, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (Central) · Online

Black Cowboys: A Workshop and Song Share with Dom Flemons Part 2

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Open to All
Program:
$40 ($35 members)
Tue. September 13, 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM (Central) · Online

Figuring Out Chord Progressions

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Open to All
Program:
$30 ($28 members)
Sun. September 18, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

‘60s Style Go-Go

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$20 ($18 members)
Mon. September 19, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM (Central) · Online

Clawhammer Banjo Workshops with Michael J. Miles: I Know You Rider (Traditional)

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Intermediate
Program: Banjo
$25 ($23 members)
Tue. September 20, 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM (Central) · Online

Magic Chords and Secret Progressions for Songwriters

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Open to All
Program: Songwriting
$30 ($28 members)
Thu. September 22, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (Central) · Online

George Winston Piano Workshop

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Open to All
Program: Piano
$45 ($40 members)
Sat. September 24, 3:30 PM – 4:50 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Harmony Singing Workshop

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Open to All
Program: Voice
$30 ($28 members)
Mon. September 26, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM (Central) · Online

Clawhammer Banjo Workshops with Michael J. Miles: Norwegian Wood by The Beatles

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Intermediate
Program: Banjo
$25 ($23 members)
Tue. September 27, 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM (Central) · Online

Better Melodies for Songwriters

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Open to All
Program: Songwriting
$30 ($28 members)
Tue. October 04, 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM (Central) · Online

I Never Have to Play Another Barre Chord Again

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$30 ($28 members)
Wed. October 05, 7:00 PM – 8:50 PM (Central) · Online

Songwriter’s Circle Online with Daniel Connolly

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Open to All
Program: Songwriting
$12 ($10 members)
Fri. October 07, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

How To Write a Song That Matters with Dar Williams

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Open to All
Program: Songwriting
$75 ($73 members)
Fri. October 07, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Neil Young “Harvest Moon” Songbag

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$25 ($23 members)
$25 ($23 members)
$25 ($23 members)
Tue. October 11, 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM (Central) · Online

Write Four New Original Songs in 80 Minutes

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Intermediate
Program: Songwriting
$30 ($28 members)
Sun. October 16, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

‘60s Style Go-Go

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$20 ($18 members)
$25 ($23 members)
$25 ($23 members)
$30 ($28 members)
Wed. November 02, 7:00 PM – 8:50 PM (Central) · Online

Songwriter’s Circle Online with Daniel Connolly

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Open to All
Program: Songwriting
$12 ($10 members)
Fri. November 18, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Autumn Beatles Songbag with Tommi Zender

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$25 ($23 members)
Sat. November 19, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (Central) · Online

Fretboard Geography Workshop ONLINE

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$25 ($23 members)
Wed. December 07, 7:00 PM – 8:50 PM (Central) · Online

Songwriter’s Circle Online with Daniel Connolly

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Open to All
Program: Songwriting
$12 ($10 members)