Columbia College Chicago

Classes for Adults

Whether you're picking up an instrument for the first time, looking for an opportunity to get your groove on, or want to perform with a group, Sherwood offers a number of fun music classes that allow you to do just that. There's something for a variety of interests and skill levels!

* All classes run for 8 weeks unless otherwise indicated.

* For current tuition rates and schedule, visit our Online Registration Center.

Piano Classes

Since 1895, Sherwood has been the destination for learning piano in Chicago, and our eight-week Group Piano classes are a great place to begin your musical journey. In these classes, you’ll get the opportunity to try out the keyboard and interact with people like you. All group piano classes take place in our digital keyboard lab, and are open to anyone who wishes to participate.
A new Group Piano program begins every 8 weeks for new students. Once a student enrolls in the Group Piano program, they will typically continue with that same group of students, at the same day and time every term, until either the student become advanced to the point of moving into private instruction, enrollment in the class dwindles down below the minimum required to run the class, or until the student chooses to drop out of the program altogether. 

Group Piano Level 1: $176

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Adult Piano Class


From Cole Porter to Kurt Weill, Burt Bacharach to Stephen Sondheim - If these are some of your favorite American songwriters, then this is the class for you! This class is an introduction to cabaret singing that will include performance and listening to classic cabaret recordings. Students will learn how to personalize their performances by telling a story, how to work with an accompanist, and how to engage an audience through the spoken word that is the hallmark of this unique genre of vocal performance. 

This is a 16-week class.

Cabaret: $400

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Singing With Style