Teachers at the Old Town School

Shaun Whitley

Wiggleworms

Originally from Alabama, Shaun’s musical journey began when he was a young child. He sang his first solo in church at age 2 and began violin lessons at age 4 after a trip to the Grand Ole Opry. He is keenly aware of the impact music has on a person, especially a child. Being exposed to music at an early age had a major role in shaping his personality. It has instilled in him a drive, a refusal to give anything less than his best, an attentive ear, and a patience for the learning process. As an actor, musician, composer, and music director in Chicago, he has worked with Chicago Shakespeare, Drury Lane Oakbrook, TUTA, Strawdog, Blindfaith, Redmoon, and Provision. He just came off of a 6-year stint with Million Dollar Quartet (MDQ), Chicago’s longest running Broadway musical, as Carl Perkins. With MDQ, he was privileged to perform at the Pritzker Pavilion, US Cellular Field, Wrigley Field, United Center (Bulls Halftime), WBEZ, Misericordia, Illinois State Fair, Thanksgiving Day Parade, Montrose Beach (opening for Huey Lewis and the News), and many others. He is a songwriter and plays guitar, bass, violin, piano, banjo, and mandolin.

Education: Kennesaw State University

Started at the Old Town School in January of 2016


Group Classes for the session beginning 09/04/2017

Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Shaun Whitley
for kids with birthdays between: 09/10/2015 and 11/10/2016
$285 ($266 members)
for 15 weeks
09/10/2017 – 12/17/2017Sundays · 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM4544 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Wiggleworms 2 years with Shaun Whitley
for kids with birthdays between: 09/10/2014 and 11/10/2015
$285 ($266 members)
for 15 weeks
09/10/2017 – 12/17/2017Sundays · 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM4544 N Lincoln AveClass is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info

Group Classes for the session beginning 10/30/2017

Mixed Age Wiggleworms with Shaun Whitley
for kids with birthdays between: 11/04/2013 and 06/04/2017
$133 ($124 members)
for 7 weeks
11/11/2017 – 12/23/2017Saturdays · 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM909 W Armitage AveREGISTER NOW

Group Classes for the session beginning 01/08/2018

Continuing Fiddlers: 3½ - 5 years with Jess McIntosh · Shaun Whitley
for kids with birthdays between: 07/08/2011 and 08/08/2014
$424 ($404 members)
for 16 weeks
01/08/2018 – 04/23/2018Mondays · 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM4545 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Continuing Fiddlers: 3½ - 5 years with Shaun Whitley · Lisa Antonio
for kids with birthdays between: 07/13/2011 and 08/13/2014
$424 ($404 members)
for 16 weeks
01/13/2018 – 04/28/2018Saturdays · 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM909 W Armitage AveREGISTER NOW
Mixed Age Wiggleworms with Shaun Whitley
for kids with birthdays between: 01/13/2014 and 08/13/2017
$156 ($146 members)
for 8 weeks
01/13/2018 – 03/03/2018Saturdays · 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM909 W Armitage AveREGISTER NOW
Little Fiddlers: 2½ - 3½ years with Shaun Whitley
for kids with birthdays between: 07/13/2014 and 07/13/2015
$156 ($146 members)
for 8 weeks
01/13/2018 – 03/03/2018Saturdays · 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM909 W Armitage AveREGISTER NOW
Advanced Fiddle - Kids with Billy Oh · Elisabeth Johnson · Shaun Whitley
for kids with birthdays between: 01/13/2005 and 01/13/2010
$424 ($404 members)
for 16 weeks
01/13/2018 – 04/28/2018Saturdays · 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM909 W Armitage AveREGISTER NOW
Advanced Kids’ Ensemble with Alex Farha · Shaun Whitley
for kids with birthdays between: 01/13/2005 and 01/13/2010
$212 ($202 members)
for 8 weeks
01/13/2018 – 03/03/2018Saturdays · 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM909 W Armitage AveREGISTER NOW
Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Shaun Whitley
for kids with birthdays between: 01/14/2016 and 02/14/2017
$312 ($292 members)
for 16 weeks
01/14/2018 – 04/29/2018Sundays · 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM4544 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Wiggleworms 2 years with Shaun Whitley
for kids with birthdays between: 01/14/2015 and 02/14/2016
$312 ($292 members)
for 16 weeks
01/14/2018 – 04/29/2018Sundays · 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM4544 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Shaun Whitley
for kids with birthdays between: 01/14/2016 and 02/14/2017
$312 ($292 members)
for 16 weeks
01/14/2018 – 04/29/2018Sundays · 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM4544 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW

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