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Teachers at the Old Town School

Karen Banks-Lubicz

Wiggleworms Program, School Partnerships

Music has always been a part of Karen’s life, and she’s grateful to be able to share it with people of all ages in different settings. As a Wiggleworms teacher at the Old Town School of Folk Music, she engages families with young children in an interactive music-based learning environment. As a teaching artist with Ravinia’s “Reach, Teach, and Play” music discovery program, she develops unique musical programs with teachers and students in their own classrooms. As a performing artist, she brings her passion and life to the music and audiences she loves. Karen is featured on the Wiggleworms CDs, “Songs for Wiggleworms” and “Wiggleworms Love You”. Karen’s own recording “Karen 4 Kids” is available on CDbaby.com.

Education: B.A. in Elementary Education, Northeastern Illinois University, 1989; M.A. Early Childhood Special Education

Started at the Old Town School in November of 1998


Group Classes for the session beginning 08/30/2021

Wiggleworms at Home (1-2 years) with Karen Banks-Lubicz

for kids with birthdays between: 10/01/2018 and 10/01/2020

$98 ($78 members)

09/01/2021 – 10/20/2021 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 9:15 AM – 9:45 AM · Online

Wiggleworms Extended Play with Karen Banks-Lubicz

for kids with birthdays between: 09/01/2015 and 03/01/2021

$160 ($140 members)

09/01/2021 – 10/20/2021 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM · Online

Wiggleworms at Home with Karen Banks-Lubicz

for kids with birthdays between: 10/01/2015 and 03/01/2021

$98 ($78 members)

09/01/2021 – 10/20/2021 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM · Online

Wiggleworms at Home with Karen Banks-Lubicz

for kids with birthdays between: 10/01/2015 and 03/01/2021

$98 ($78 members)

09/01/2021 – 10/20/2021 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM · Online

Class is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info

Group Classes for the session beginning 10/25/2021

Wiggleworms at Home (1-2 years) with Karen Banks-Lubicz

for kids with birthdays between: 11/27/2015 and 04/27/2021

$98 ($78 members)

10/27/2021 – 12/15/2021 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 9:15 AM – 9:45 AM · Online

Wiggleworms Extended Play with Karen Banks-Lubicz

for kids with birthdays between: 10/27/2015 and 04/27/2021

$160 ($140 members)

10/27/2021 – 12/15/2021 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM · Online

Wiggleworms at Home with Karen Banks-Lubicz

for kids with birthdays between: 11/27/2015 and 04/27/2021

$98 ($78 members)

10/27/2021 – 12/15/2021 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM · Online

Wiggleworms at Home with Karen Banks-Lubicz

for kids with birthdays between: 11/27/2015 and 04/27/2021

$98 ($78 members)

10/27/2021 – 12/15/2021 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM · Online