When people ask me what is special about Chicago and why I choose to live here, I list two things: the open lake shore… and the Old Town School of Folk Music.
— Collin Anderson

The people who teach and learn here, the community that blossoms here, and the passion and love for music here is one of the most magical things I’ve discovered in this city.

My classmate and teacher “borrowed” my guitar so they could put a pick up in it when I couldn’t afford it. OTS means amazing kindness and generosity to me!
— Alicia Lees