Let's PLAY music!

Silly, musical, playful, and wonderful, Wiggleworms is a hands-on exploration of music. Engaged and curious, children sing, dance, learn finger plays, tell story songs, and explore rhythm instruments for little hands! Trained educators and thriving musicians, Wiggleworms teachers may lead class on acoustic guitar, `ukulele, autoharp, banjo, and gathering drums. Grownups and kids discover American and world folk songs and delight in rock, pop, and fun original music.

Born in 1985, Old Town School of Folk Music's celebrated early childhood music program welcomes young children and their families to the world of music. Each week, in music-rich environments at our locations in Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square, Hyde Park, Instituto Cervantes, Evanston, Glencoe, Western Springs, and in our outreach partnership in Lawndale, more than 2000 infants, toddlers, and preschoolers along with parents, grandparents, and special caregivers join in the fun of PLAYING music!

Early childhood is the perfect time for exposing children to such significant experiences with the language of music. Classes are 45 minutes long and limited to 10-12 children with parent-caregiver. Classes are designed for developmental age groups that expand as children grow. Throughout Wiggleworms, young children and their families enjoy musical time together as they develop a lifelong love for making music! Let's play!

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A Wiggleworms class with all the grownups strumming along and the children joining in the family band!

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Valuing creative expression and artful learning, this arts program nurtures the development of the whole child!

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Teachers, parents, grandparents, come one and all!

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