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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. January 28, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Irish Dance Ceili Workshop for Intermediate/Advanced dancers

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Intermediate
Program: Dance
$50 ($40 members)
Sun. January 29, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Rhythms of West Africa with Joshua Guy

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Open to All
Program: Drumming
$30 ($25 members)
$25 ($23 members)
Mon. January 30, 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM (Central) · Online

Fingerstyle Workshop Series with Michael J. Miles: Julia by The Beatles

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$25 ($23 members)
$30 ($28 members)
Wed. February 01, 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)
Sat. February 04, 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Classic Country Duets Workshop

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Intermediate
Program: Voice
$30 ($28 members)
Sun. February 05, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM (Central) · Online

Ukulele Workshop: Fingerstyle Basics

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Intermediate
Program:
$30 ($28 members)
$25 ($23 members)
$25 ($23 members)
Tue. February 07, 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM (Central) · Online

Figuring Out Songs

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Open to All
Program:
$30 ($28 members)
Fri. February 10, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (Central) · Online

Winter Beatles Songbag

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$25 ($23 members)
Sat. February 11, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (Central) · Online

Intro to Walking Bass Workshop

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$25 ($23 members)
Sat. February 11, 1:00 PM – 2:50 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Scales With Colors

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$25 ($24 members)
Sat. February 11, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (Central) · Online

Fretboard Geography Workshop ONLINE

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$30 ($28 members)
Sat. February 11, 3:00 PM – 4:50 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Dan’s Rhythm Method

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$25 ($24 members)
Sun. February 12, 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Picking Power

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Open to All
Program: Guitar
$30 ($28 members)
Sun. February 12, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Burlesque Chair Dance

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$25 ($23 members)
Sun. February 12, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM (Central) · Online

Ukulele Workshop: Twisted Love Songs

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Intermediate
Program: Ukulele
$30 ($28 members)
Sat. February 18, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Community Singing Workshop with Megan Eberhardt

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Open to All
Program: Voice
$35 ($30 members)
Sun. February 19, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

‘60s Style Go-Go

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$20 ($18 members)
Sun. February 19, 1:00 PM – 2:20 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Strumming Secrets

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$30 ($28 members)
Mon. February 20, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Central) · 909 W Armitage Ave

Singing Games for the Whole Family

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Open to All
Kids Group Class – Program: Wiggleworms
$30 ($25 members)
Mon. February 20, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM (Central) · Online

Clawhammer Banjo Workshops with Michael J. Miles: T for Texas by Jimmie Rodgers

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Intermediate
Program: Banjo
$25 ($23 members)
Sat. February 25, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Writing Kids’ Songs Workshop with Joel Frankel

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Open to All
Kids Group Class – Program: Songwriting
$30 ($25 members)
Sun. February 26, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Reggio “The Hoofer” McLaughlin presents Everything’s Copasetic Tap Dance Workshop

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$25 ($23 members)
Sun. February 26, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM (Central) · Online

Ukulele Workshop: More Songs from Musicals and Movies

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Intermediate
Program: Ukulele
$30 ($28 members)
Mon. February 27, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM (Central) · Online

Clawhammer Banjo Workshops with Michael J. Miles: Jolene by Dolly Parton

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Intermediate
Program: Banjo
$25 ($23 members)
$25 ($23 members)
Wed. March 01, 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)
Sat. March 04, 1:00 PM – 2:50 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Understanding the Major Pentatonic Scale

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$25 ($24 members)
Sat. March 04, 3:00 PM – 4:50 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Understanding the Minor Pentatonic Scale

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$25 ($24 members)
Sun. March 05, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Reggio “The Hoofer” McLaughlin presents Everything’s Copasetic Tap Dance Workshop

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Open to All
Program: Dance
$25 ($23 members)
$25 ($23 members)
Tue. March 07, 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM (Central) · Online

Argh! Barre Chords!

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$30 ($28 members)
$25 ($23 members)
$25 ($23 members)
Sat. March 18, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Central) · 909 W Armitage Ave

Music for Milestones: A Music Experience for Neurodivergent Kiddos

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Open to All
Kids Group Class – Program: Wiggleworms
$30 ($25 members)
Sun. March 19, 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)
Tue. March 21, 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)
Sat. March 25, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Sea Shanty Workshop with Tom Kastle

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Open to All
Program: Voice
$25 ($20 members)
Mon. April 03, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM (Central) · Online

Clawhammer Banjo Workshops with Michael J. Miles: Kodachrome by Paul Simon

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Intermediate
Program: Banjo
$25 ($23 members)
Tue. April 04, 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM (Central) · Online

Better Melodies for Songwriters

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Open to All
Program: Songwriting
$30 ($28 members)
Wed. April 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)
$25 ($23 members)
$25 ($23 members)
Tue. April 11, 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)
Sat. April 15, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Central) · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Music Families Jam

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Open to All
Kids Group Class – Program: Wiggleworms
$30 ($2510 members)
Sun. April 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)
Tue. May 02, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM (Central) · Online

Fingerpicking For Absolute Beginners

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Beginner
Program: Guitar
$30 ($28 members)
Wed. May 03, 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)
Wed. June 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)
Sat. September 02, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (Central) · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

An Introduction To DADGAD Guitar Workshop with Sarah McQuaid

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Intermediate
Program: Guitar
$40 ($35 members)