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Mike Dunbar & Mark Dvorak

In 1978 Mark Dvorak took a guitar class with Mike Dunbar at the Old Town School of Folk Music. Today, Mike is a bandleader and multi-instrumentalist living in Nashville, Tenn., and Mark has just celebrated 30 years teaching at the...

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“We could spend a year here talking about memories and still walk away saying, “Oh, I forgot this . . . “

Juan is simply one of the most amazing people I have ever met. He works in the maintenance department at OTS. He is loving, passionate, thoughtful and willing to do whatever needs to be done. I feel so lucky to...

45:28
Michael Miles & Skip Landt

Skip Landt, teacher at Old Town School, interviews Michael Miles, teacher and former Program Director at the Old Town School talk about Michael's early work at Old Town School. Michael discusses his hiring tactics, the culture shift at Old Town...

49:06
Michael O’Toole & Mike Blackburn

Michael O'Toole and Mike Blackburn share memories of how they first got into playing music and how they became involved with Old Town School of Folk Music. This conversation was recorded at the school on October 21st, 2017. Go to...

39:35
Mateo Mulcahy & Karima Daoudi

A conversation between Mateo Mulcahy and Karima Daoudi. Mateo, the current director of Old Town School's World Music Wednesday series, remembers how his involvement with the Old Town School started when he was a 14 year old punk rocker who...

38:46
Kathy Cowan & Colby Maddox

A conversation between Kathy Cowan and Colby Maddox, co-workers, teachers at the Old Town School. Kathy talks about a father, a classical singer who worked with Win Stracke, and traces her history from a receptionist job at WFMT to a...

34:26
Joe Filisko & Harlan Terson

A conversation between Joe Filisko, blues harmonica player and teacher, and Harlan Terson, touring and teaching bass player. Harlan remarks on his luck to experience the zenith of the blues era and working with several Chicago Blues Legends. Joe remembers...

44:25
Charles Kim & Kim Bellware

A conversation between Charles Kim, Guitar and Songwriting teacher at Old Town School since 1999 and Kim Bellware, friend and student. Kim and Charles discuss the effect of YouTube on classes at Old Town School, and how people choose to...

40:31
Andrew Sa & Mareva Lindo

A conversation between Andrew Sa and Mareva Lindo. Andrew talks about his experiences taking the class Songwriting and the Creative Process with Sue Demel and describes the experience as group therapy and recommends the experience to everyone because it teaches...

10:38
Ella Jenkins

A conversation between Ella Jenkins and Mareva Lindo. Ella remembers her friend Ginni Clements who came with her to opening night at the Old Town School and praises her friends musicianship and creativity. Ella remembers feeling that maybe the school's...

43:25
Julian Ross & Christopher Ross

A conversation between Old Town School student Julian Ross and his son, Christopher Ross. Julian has taken classes at the school for several years. Julian reflects on the school's significance in his life, and Christopher shares some of the lessons...

35:02
Peggy Lipschutz & Peggy Browning

A conversation between Peggy Lipschutz and Peggy Browning. This conversation was recorded at the school on October 14th, 2017. Go to www.oldtownschool.org/StoryCorps to hear selected excerpts from interviews collected as part of the StoryCorps-Old Town School partnership.

41:04
Jim Hirsch & Skip Landt

A conversation between Jim Hirsch and Skip Landt. This conversation was recorded at the school on July 6th, 2017. Go to www.oldtownschool.org/StoryCorps to hear selected excerpts from interviews collected as part of the StoryCorps-Old Town School partnership

39:03
Larry Rand & Skip Landt

A conversation between Larry Rand & Skip Landt. This conversation was recorded at the school on July 26th, 2017. Go to www.oldtownschool.org/StoryCorps to hear selected excerpts from interviews collected as part of the StoryCorps-Old Town School partnership.

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Zelda Zerkel & Mareva Lindo

A conversation between Zelda Zerkel & Mareva Lindo. This conversation was recorded at the school on July 25th, 2017. Go to www.oldtownschool.org/StoryCorps to hear selected excerpts from interviews collected as part of the StoryCorps-Old Town School partnership.

35:01
Mehran Jalili & Maya Tatiana

A conversation between Mehran Jalili & Maya Tatiana. This conversation was recorded at the school on July 25th, 2017. Go to www.oldtownschool.org/StoryCorps to hear selected excerpts from interviews collected as part of the StoryCorps-Old Town School partnership.