Kids' Class Programs

Old Town School of Folk Music offers group classes in music, art, and dance; private lessons; and camps – specifically designed for young folks. Old Town School kids are creative, confident, 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 | Playgroup for Wiggleworms

Play Music »

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.

Banjo | Drums | Fiddle | Guitar | Piano | Voice | Kids' Ensemble

Let's 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

Make 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 confidence.

The Art Program Home Page

Create Theater »

Through a non-competitive ensemble approach, young folks cultivate confidence and build creative skills through theatrical experiences, joyful creative expression, and exciting performance opportunities.

The Theater Program Home Page

Take Private Lessons »

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

Private Lesson Program and Faculty Information

Summer Camps! »

Create, collaborate, and connect in our summer camps for kids and teens! Our camps offer an intensive, sophisticated, and joyful learning experience, all while creating a deep sense of community with authentic exposure to many artistic cultural traditions and practices. Campers are supported and instructed by a diverse and talented staff of teachers and counselors who help every student connect with the multidisciplinary arts-based curriculum in a variety of exciting and meaningful ways.

Information about Summer Camps

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.

The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000