Kids' Class Programs

Old Town School of Folk Music offers classes in music, art, and dance – specifically designed for young folks. Old Town School kids are creative, brave, life-long learners!

Wiggleworms »

Since 1985, the Old Town School of Folk Music's celebrated early childhood music program has welcomed young children and their families to the world of music. Children sing, dance, learn finger plays and story songs, and explore rhythm instruments especially designed for little hands. For children newborn through four years, it's the perfect time for these special experiences with the language of music.

Wiggleworms Program Home Page


Children's group music classes in guitar, fiddle, piano, drums, banjo, and voice are designed to be fun and encouraging. Your child will build music skills and a sense of achievement that inspires a lifetime of continued musical education and enjoyment.

Guitar | Fiddle | Piano | Drums

Dance »

Our dance teachers help children of all ages experience the joy of dance as they learn to use their bodies to explore space, rhythm, music, and mood through fun activities, steps, and routines.

The Dance Program Home Page

Art »

Our art classes center on the joyful experience of harnessing the imagination to invent something unique. Each class period explores new themes and materials as young artists develop lifelong skills in self-expression, creative thought, and artistic bravery.

The Art Program Home Page

Private Lessons »

Private instruction in piano, guitar, fiddle, and more, is available for kids 5 years old and up. Private lessons provide extra personal attention and a program tailored to your child's interests and abilities.

Private Lesson Program and Faculty Information

Jams »

Join in at our Saturday Jam - open to all ages, instruments, and experience levels. Every Saturday from 12:00 to 1:00 PM at our 909 West Armitage Avenue location.

See All Jams Here

Artist Engagement Services »

Many of our faculty and staff are also available for hire as performers and educators off-site.

Visit our Artist Engagement Services page for more information.

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