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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 01/02/2023

Tuesdays 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Wednesdays 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Thursdays 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Fridays 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm


Group Classes for the session beginning 01/02/2023

Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Bill Brickey

for kids with birthdays between: 01/03/2021 and 03/03/2022

$396 ($356 members)

01/03/2023 – 04/18/2023 (16 meetings)

Tuesdays · 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM · In-Person @909 W Armitage Ave

Wiggleworms 2 years with Bill Brickey

for kids with birthdays between: 01/03/2020 and 03/03/2021

$396 ($356 members)

01/03/2023 – 04/18/2023 (16 meetings)

Tuesdays · 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM · In-Person @909 W Armitage Ave

Wiggleworms 6-12 months with Bill Brickey

for kids with birthdays between: 01/03/2022 and 08/03/2022

$396 ($356 members)

01/03/2023 – 04/18/2023 (16 meetings)

Tuesdays · 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM · In-Person @909 W Armitage Ave

Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Bill Brickey

for kids with birthdays between: 01/03/2021 and 03/03/2022

$396 ($356 members)

01/03/2023 – 04/18/2023 (16 meetings)

Tuesdays · 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM · In-Person @909 W Armitage Ave

Home Recording Studio for Singer-Songwriters with Bill Brickey

$248 ($228 members)

01/03/2023 – 02/21/2023 (8 meetings)

Tuesdays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · Online

Guitar 4 with Bill Brickey

$248 ($228 members)

01/03/2023 – 02/21/2023 (8 meetings)

Tuesdays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · In-Person @4544 N Lincoln Ave

Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Bill Brickey

for kids with birthdays between: 01/04/2021 and 03/04/2022

$396 ($356 members)

01/04/2023 – 04/19/2023 (16 meetings)

Wednesdays · 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM · In-Person @4544 N Lincoln Ave

Wiggleworms 2 years with Bill Brickey

for kids with birthdays between: 01/04/2020 and 03/04/2021

$396 ($356 members)

01/04/2023 – 04/19/2023 (16 meetings)

Wednesdays · 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM · In-Person @4544 N Lincoln Ave

Mixed Age Wiggleworms with Bill Brickey

for kids with birthdays between: 01/04/2018 and 08/04/2022

$396 ($356 members)

01/04/2023 – 04/19/2023 (16 meetings)

Wednesdays · 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM · In-Person @4544 N Lincoln Ave

Lullabies with Bill Brickey

for kids with birthdays between: 07/04/2022 and 01/04/2023

$136 ($116 members)

01/04/2023 – 02/22/2023 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM · In-Person @4544 N Lincoln Ave

Vocal Technique for Guitarists with Bill Brickey

$248 ($228 members)

01/04/2023 – 02/22/2023 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · In-Person @4545 N Lincoln Ave

Poets of Pop Ensemble with Bill Brickey

$248 ($228 members)

01/04/2023 – 02/22/2023 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 8:00 PM – 9:20 PM · In-Person @4545 N Lincoln Ave

Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Bill Brickey

for kids with birthdays between: 01/05/2021 and 03/05/2022

$396 ($356 members)

01/05/2023 – 04/20/2023 (16 meetings)

Thursdays · 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM · In-Person @4544 N Lincoln Ave

Wiggleworms 6-12 months with Bill Brickey

for kids with birthdays between: 01/05/2022 and 08/05/2022

$396 ($356 members)

01/05/2023 – 04/20/2023 (16 meetings)

Thursdays · 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM · In-Person @4544 N Lincoln Ave

Mixed Age Wiggleworms with Bill Brickey

for kids with birthdays between: 01/05/2018 and 08/05/2022

$396 ($356 members)

01/05/2023 – 04/20/2023 (16 meetings)

Thursdays · 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM · In-Person @4544 N Lincoln Ave

Soul Ensemble with Bill Brickey · Alton Smith

$264 ($244 members)

01/05/2023 – 02/23/2023 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 7:00 PM – 8:20 PM · In-Person @4545 N Lincoln Ave

Teen Music Collectives with Bill Brickey

$1125 ($1125 members)

01/06/2023 – 06/16/2023 (24 meetings)

Fridays · 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM · In-Person @4545 N Lincoln Ave

Guitar 3 with Bill Brickey

$248 ($228 members)

01/07/2023 – 02/25/2023 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 11:00 AM – 12:20 PM · In-Person @4544 N Lincoln Ave