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

Upcoming Workshops

Wiggleworms Mixtape

Open to All

$22 ($20 members)

Mon. October 21, 9:30 AM – 10:10 AM · 909 W Armitage Ave

Kids Group Class – 

Wiggleworms Mixtape

Open to All

$22 ($20 members)

Mon. October 21, 10:30 AM – 11:10 AM · 909 W Armitage Ave

Kids Group Class – 

Private Lessons in the 8-week session beginning 10/28/2019

Tuesdays 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave
Wednesdays 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm at 4545 N Lincoln Ave
Saturdays 10:00 am – 4:30 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave


Group Classes for the session beginning 09/02/2019

Wiggleworms 2 years with Bill Brickey

for kids with birthdays between: 09/03/2016 and 11/03/2017

$312 ($292 members)

09/03/2019 – 12/17/2019 (16 meetings)

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

Class is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info

Wiggleworms 6-12 months with Bill Brickey

for kids with birthdays between: 09/03/2018 and 04/03/2019

$156 ($136 members)

09/03/2019 – 10/22/2019 (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: 09/03/2017 and 11/03/2018

$312 ($292 members)

09/03/2019 – 12/17/2019 (16 meetings)

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

Mixed Age Wiggleworms with Bill Brickey

for kids with birthdays between: 09/03/2014 and 04/03/2019

$137 ($119 members)

09/03/2019 – 10/22/2019 (7 meetings)

Tuesdays · 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM · 909 W Armitage Ave

Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Bill Brickey

for kids with birthdays between: 09/04/2017 and 11/04/2018

$312 ($292 members)

09/04/2019 – 12/18/2019 (16 meetings)

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

Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Bill Brickey

for kids with birthdays between: 09/05/2017 and 11/05/2018

$293 ($273 members)

09/05/2019 – 12/19/2019 (15 meetings)

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

Class is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info

Wiggleworms 6-12 months with Bill Brickey

for kids with birthdays between: 09/05/2018 and 04/05/2019

$156 ($136 members)

09/05/2019 – 10/24/2019 (8 meetings)

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

*Wiggleworms 2 years with Bill Brickey

for kids with birthdays between: 10/30/2016 and 12/30/2017

$156 ($136 members)

10/30/2019 – 12/18/2019 (8 meetings)

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

*Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Bill Brickey

for kids with birthdays between: 10/30/2017 and 12/30/2018

$156 ($135 members)

10/30/2019 – 12/18/2019 (8 meetings)

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

*Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Bill Brickey

for kids with birthdays between: 10/31/2017 and 12/31/2018

$156 ($136 members)

10/31/2019 – 12/19/2019 (7 meetings)

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


Group Classes for the session beginning 10/28/2019

Wiggleworms 6-12 months with Bill Brickey

for kids with birthdays between: 10/29/2018 and 05/29/2019

$156 ($136 members)

10/29/2019 – 12/17/2019 (8 meetings)

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

Mixed Age Wiggleworms with Bill Brickey

for kids with birthdays between: 10/29/2015 and 05/29/2019

$156 ($136 members)

10/29/2019 – 12/17/2019 (8 meetings)

Tuesdays · 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM · 909 W Armitage Ave

Guitar 3 with Bill Brickey

$202 ($182 members)

10/29/2019 – 12/17/2019 (8 meetings)

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

Vocal Technique for Guitarists with Bill Brickey

$202 ($182 members)

10/30/2019 – 12/18/2019 (8 meetings)

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

Poets of Pop Ensemble with Bill Brickey

$206 ($186 members)

10/30/2019 – 12/18/2019 (8 meetings)

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

Wiggleworms 6-12 months with Bill Brickey

for kids with birthdays between: 10/31/2018 and 05/31/2019

$137 ($117 members)

10/31/2019 – 12/19/2019 (7 meetings)

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

Soul Ensemble with Bill Brickey · Alton Smith

$194 ($174 members)

10/31/2019 – 12/19/2019 (7 meetings)

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

Open Stage Bootcamp with Bill Brickey

$177 ($157 members)

10/31/2019 – 12/19/2019 (7 meetings)

Thursdays · 8:30 PM – 9:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave


Group Classes for the session beginning 01/06/2020

Open Stage Bootcamp with Bill Brickey

$202 ($182 members)

01/09/2020 – 02/27/2020 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 8:30 PM – 9:50 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave