Teachers at the Old Town School

Bill Brickey

Guitar, Wiggleworms Program, Drummers, Voice for Guitarists

Bill has been lovingly referred to by students as the "Zen Guitar Teacher" because of his self taught stylings and open minded approach to learning. Bill’s classrooms are dynamic and full of laughter. While he follows a lesson plan, he is often inspired by feedback from his students, which he uses to customize the class. He often teaches a song by ear in addition to the songs written in the class packet.

Bill studied film and video production in London. While there, he also studied classical guitar with Gerry Garcia of the London Philharmonic. He hosted a children’s after school TV show on the Waukegan public access channel where he read books on air. Bill is certified by the state of Illinois as a pre-kindergarten through 8th grade music teacher. He has received two Old Town School Inspired Teacher Awards and was featured on two of the Old Town School Songbook CDs. Bill was the founder of the School’s Juneteenth program, which eventually developed into World Music Wednesday concerts. He is also the founder of Elastic Revolution’s Emerging Artist series in Logan Square.

“Bill is amazing. He's warm, engaging, talented, and a wonderful presence in the class. Both my daughter and I loved him.” --Wiggleworms Parent

Education: Lewis University, Shimer College, Oxford College (England )

Started at the Old Town School in February of 1990


Private Lessons in the 8-week session beginning 06/25/2018

Tuesdays 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave
Saturdays 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave


Private Lessons in the 8-week session beginning 09/03/2018

Tuesdays 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave
Saturdays 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave


Group Classes for the session beginning 06/25/2018

Wiggleworms 6-12 months with Bill Brickey

for kids with birthdays between: 06/26/2017 and 01/26/2018

$156 ($146 members)

06/26/2018 – 08/14/2018 (8 meetings)

Tuesdays · 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM · 909 W Armitage Ave

Wiggleworms 12-24 month with Bill Brickey

for kids with birthdays between: 06/26/2016 and 07/26/2017

$156 ($146 members)

06/26/2018 – 08/14/2018 (8 meetings)

Tuesdays · 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM · 909 W Armitage Ave

Sibling Wiggleworms with Bill Brickey

for kids with birthdays between: 06/27/2013 and 01/27/2018

$137 ($128 members)

06/27/2018 – 08/15/2018 (7 meetings)

Wednesdays · 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Wiggleworms 2 years with Bill Brickey

for kids with birthdays between: 06/27/2015 and 06/27/2017

$137 ($128 members)

06/27/2018 – 08/15/2018 (7 meetings)

Wednesdays · 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Poets of Pop Ensemble with Bill Brickey

$180 ($172 members)

06/27/2018 – 08/15/2018 (7 meetings)

Wednesdays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Sibling Wiggleworms with Bill Brickey

for kids with birthdays between: 06/28/2013 and 01/28/2018

$156 ($146 members)

06/28/2018 – 08/16/2018 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Open Stage 101 with Bill Brickey

$202 ($192 members)

06/28/2018 – 08/16/2018 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 8:30 PM – 9:50 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave


Group Classes for the session beginning 09/03/2018

Wiggleworms 2 years with Bill Brickey

for kids with birthdays between: 09/04/2015 and 11/04/2016

$312 ($292 members)

09/04/2018 – 12/18/2018 (16 meetings)

Tuesdays · 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM · 909 W Armitage Ave

Wiggleworms 6-12 months with Bill Brickey

for kids with birthdays between: 09/04/2017 and 04/04/2018

$156 ($146 members)

09/04/2018 – 10/23/2018 (8 meetings)

Tuesdays · 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM · 909 W Armitage Ave

Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Bill Brickey

for kids with birthdays between: 09/04/2016 and 11/04/2017

$312 ($292 members)

09/04/2018 – 12/18/2018 (16 meetings)

Tuesdays · 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM · 909 W Armitage Ave

Guitar 2 Repertoire with Bill Brickey

$202 ($192 members)

09/04/2018 – 10/23/2018 (8 meetings)

Tuesdays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Sibling Wiggleworms with Bill Brickey

for kids with birthdays between: 09/05/2013 and 04/05/2018

$156 ($146 members)

09/05/2018 – 10/24/2018 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Wiggleworms 2 years with Bill Brickey

for kids with birthdays between: 09/05/2015 and 11/05/2016

$312 ($292 members)

09/05/2018 – 12/19/2018 (16 meetings)

Wednesdays · 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Bill Brickey

for kids with birthdays between: 09/05/2016 and 11/05/2017

$312 ($292 members)

09/05/2018 – 12/19/2018 (16 meetings)

Wednesdays · 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Vocal Technique for Guitarists with Bill Brickey

$202 ($192 members)

09/05/2018 – 10/24/2018 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Poets of Pop Ensemble with Bill Brickey

$206 ($196 members)

09/05/2018 – 10/24/2018 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Bill Brickey

for kids with birthdays between: 09/06/2016 and 11/06/2017

$293 ($274 members)

09/06/2018 – 12/20/2018 (15 meetings)

Thursdays · 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Sibling Wiggleworms with Bill Brickey

for kids with birthdays between: 09/06/2013 and 04/06/2018

$156 ($146 members)

09/06/2018 – 10/25/2018 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Wiggleworms 6-12 months with Bill Brickey

for kids with birthdays between: 09/06/2017 and 04/06/2018

$156 ($146 members)

09/06/2018 – 10/25/2018 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Soul Ensemble with Bill Brickey · Alton Smith

Join one of the longest running ensembles at the school.

$222 ($212 members)

09/06/2018 – 10/25/2018 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 7:00 PM – 8:20 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Open Stage 101 with Bill Brickey

$202 ($192 members)

09/06/2018 – 10/25/2018 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 8:30 PM – 9:50 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Teen Music Collective with Bill Brickey · Javier Orman · Chris Kimmons · Ian Wilson

Recommended for students in grades 9-12. (Required age minimum is 13.)

$1100 ($1100 members)

09/07/2018 – 12/21/2018 (15 meetings)

Fridays · 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Teen Rock Band Ensemble with Bill Brickey

$152 ($142 members)

09/08/2018 – 10/27/2018 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave