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Teachers at the Old Town School

Julie Helenius

Wiggleworms Program

"Music with children should be inviting and energetic. The gift of working with kids is being able to engage the child in the music."

Julie Helenius, affectionately known as "Miss Julie" by hundreds of Wiggleworms students at the Old Town School of Folk Music, has been bringing the joy of music into the hearts and lives of children since 1993. Her energy, combined with her creativity and love of children, is what makes her stand out as a favored performer. She has released one CD entitled, "I'm So Glad We’re Friends". Once your children have been captured by "Mrs. Julie" and her music, they too will be apart of her circle of friends and the music that radiates from her.

Julie has performed across the Chicagoland area for numerous festivals, libraries, birthday parties, as well as performing on a featured float at the festival of lights parade in downtown Chicago!

Started at the Old Town School in September of 1993


Group Classes for the session beginning 08/30/2021

Wiggleworms 2 years with Julie Helenius

for kids with birthdays between: 09/04/2018 and 11/04/2019

$184 ($164 members)

09/04/2021 – 10/23/2021 (8 meetings)

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

Class is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info

Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Julie Helenius

for kids with birthdays between: 09/04/2019 and 11/04/2020

$184 ($164 members)

09/04/2021 – 10/23/2021 (8 meetings)

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

Class is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info

Wiggleworms 6-12 months with Julie Helenius

for kids with birthdays between: 09/04/2020 and 04/04/2021

$184 ($164 members)

09/04/2021 – 10/23/2021 (8 meetings)

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

Class is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info

Lullabies with Julie Helenius

for kids with birthdays between: 03/04/2021 and 09/04/2021

$128 ($108 members)

09/04/2021 – 10/23/2021 (8 meetings)

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


Group Classes for the session beginning 10/25/2021

Beginning Strummers: 5 - 7 years with Julie Helenius

for kids with birthdays between: 10/28/2013 and 10/28/2016

$168 ($151 members)

10/28/2021 – 12/16/2021 (7 meetings)

Thursdays · 4:00 PM – 4:55 PM · In-Person @4544 N Lincoln Ave

Intermediate Strummers: 5 - 7 years with Julie Helenius

for kids with birthdays between: 10/28/2013 and 10/28/2016

$168 ($151 members)

10/28/2021 – 12/16/2021 (7 meetings)

Thursdays · 5:00 PM – 5:55 PM · In-Person @4544 N Lincoln Ave

Wiggleworms 2 years with Julie Helenius

for kids with birthdays between: 10/30/2018 and 12/30/2019

$184 ($164 members)

10/30/2021 – 12/18/2021 (8 meetings)

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

Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Julie Helenius

for kids with birthdays between: 10/30/2019 and 12/30/2020

$184 ($164 members)

10/30/2021 – 12/18/2021 (8 meetings)

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

Wiggleworms 6-12 months with Julie Helenius

for kids with birthdays between: 10/30/2020 and 05/30/2021

$184 ($164 members)

10/30/2021 – 12/18/2021 (8 meetings)

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

Lullabies with Julie Helenius

for kids with birthdays between: 04/30/2021 and 10/30/2021

$128 ($108 members)

10/30/2021 – 12/18/2021 (8 meetings)

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