For the last 60 years, the Old Town School of Folk Music has become as much a Chicago institution as Wrigley Field and Second City. But it is a little-known fact that the school, which has taught thousands of students the fine art of guitar, banjo, mandolin and a myriad of other instruments, found its beginnings in a living room in Oak Park.
Chicago Tribune article: “Flashback: When folk music was a real ‘hoot’: How the Old Town School began.”
September has been a big month for the school! At the end of the recent term we held our first ever student concert. Look at all our wonderful players!
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