Welcome back - we’re so glad you’re here. Our next session begins April 24, 2023, register now! Wiggleworms classes have rolling enrollment, enroll anytime.
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We offer a wide variety of low-commitment and hands-on workshops and intensives! Check back weekly for new options from some of your favorite faculty & guest artists!
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Performance & special events from Old Town School family members all across Chicagoland.
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Our free daily jam. A tradition from the early days of Old Town School, gather together with other core guitar students after class for a jam led by teachers featuring songs from the songbook and pop classics. Location and times change depending on the day of the week and it's free of charge.
Most classes in our catalog end the session with a performance onsite at the school or offsite at some of Chicago’s finest venues, bars, restaurants, and community centers. It’s a chance for students and ensembles of all skills and types to show off what they’ve been working on.
Bringing the joy and power of the arts to over 2,500 school children each year through programs like Artists-In-Residence, Wiggleworms-In-Residence, and Guitars For Growth. Your support through classes and concerts help provide quality arts education for Chicagoland students of all ages.
Old Town School’s Arts & Community Wellness Initiative. This youth-focused, intergenerational program aims to provide individuals and organizations with creative resources necessary to build healthy, intentional, arts-based communities across Chicago’s 77 neighborhoods.
Learn about the Old Town School Student Advisory Council – a student group that serves to support and extend the School's mission.
An open mic just for teenagers, ages 13-19. Join a supportive and fun atmosphere to celebrate everyone’s contributions and welcome new performers to the community. All are welcome! Whether you’re a singer-songwriter, spoken work artist, vocalist, or a full-fledged band, we’d love to have you on stage!
A great way to get more involved with Old Town School, supporting our mission providing arts education for everyone. Member benefits include class discounts, gifts, and early access for concert tickets.
Our artist engagement services offers a wide array of entertainment for any occasion by talented, professional artists. Everything from soloists to 11-piece bands, we can help take your event to the next level and help support the school at the same time!
You have to get here to be here! Easy access to our campuses via public transportation in both Lincoln Square and Lincoln Park.
Housed in the basement of our Lincoln Avenue campus, the Resource Center holds a collection of over 25,000 commercial and archival recordings, videos, books, photos, documents, and periodicals.