One of the pioneers in the Lincoln Square neighborhood, the Old Town School has since expanded to several buildings on this stretch of Lincoln Avenue and opened other locations throughout the city. It remains the best place in town to expand your talents by learning how to play guitar, Irish stepdance, draw comics and more. Its early-childhood music class, Wiggleworms, is a rite of passage for growing up in Chicago. Plus, its music stores stock musical instruments, accesories and more.
We're surrounded by song, from concerts in Chicago to a growing list of record stores. The city's list of great music stores is lengthy too. You can find just about anything you need–from fine violins and vintage guitars to sheet music and traditional musical instruments. Who knows. Maybe you'll be taking the stage at one of the city's best rock music venues soon.