Old Town School Of Folk Music Kids & adult classes in Chicago, IL

Rated Excellent
Rated Excellent from 3 reviews
The Old Town School of Folk Music teaches and celebrates music and cultural expressions rooted in the traditions of diverse American and global communities. Founded in 1957, the Old Town School of Folk Music provides a wide range of music, dance, theater, and visual arts courses to people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Whatever one's interest, the Old Town School provides broad access to more than 700 accredited class offerings, private lessons, and workshops that span an array of artistic genres.

The School's critically acclaimed concerts showcase some of the finest and most diverse local and touring artists in our intimate and acoustically superb hall. Ticket prices remain among the most affordable in the city and special events such as the Square Roots Festival and World Music Wednesdays make music accessible to all with free and reduced-priced programs.
Contact Information
Phone Number (773) 728-6000
City Chicago, IL
Zip Code 60625
Address 4544 North Lincoln Avenue
Products and Services
Choose from hundreds of classes in music, dance, and both visual and performing arts. We offer classes for every interest, inclination, and skill level. Learn at your own pace in a relaxed, non-competitive group setting. Most of our classes for adults are in the evenings and on weekends, at both our Lincoln Park and Lincoln Square locations.
The Old Town School of Folk Music offers group music classes for children that are as unique and multi-faceted as your child. Also we offer group music classes for children that are as unique and multi-faceted as your child.
Our private lessons like our group classes run in 8-week sessions, however, you can begin private lessons during any week in the session. Whether you're a complete beginner or an experienced musician looking to take your playing to another level, private lessons provide the opportunity to get the personal attention that can be beneficial to your growth as a musician.
Rated Excellent (4.67 of 5) from 3 reviews
  What an awesome venue!
by David P.
Jun 07, 2012
I just discovered this place through my girlfriend, this past year. We like to go on Wednesday nights for the music concerts from around the world. I love the international music that is introduced here... Thank you for providing this great venue!
  Can't wait to return.
by Jacqueline A.
May 08, 2011
Absolutely excellent place to see a concert! Such a small venue I can't imagine a bad seat in the house. And sooo affordable!

We saw Bettye Lavette their last night. The show was sold out, so initially we had separated seats. The staff was so accommodating though. They told us to call the morning of the concert and we ended up with seats on the main floor, just 25 feet from the stage.
  Well worth it.
by Jonathan H.
May 19, 2009
I was never a fan of these type of places, but was I wrong. My wife signed my 4 year old up for a drum class. Rhythm and hand-eye coordination... And I took him. It was fantastic. Really enjoyed the class as did my son. Lets teaching and more touching drums and banging and learning different rhythms.
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