Kids' Class Programs



Old Town School of Folk Music offers classes in music, art, dance, and theater – 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


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.

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


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


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 location.

See All Jams Here


Referrals »

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

Visit our Referrals Program page for more information.

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