Teachers at the Old Town School

Laura Doherty

Wiggleworms Program

Pop/Rock Traditional

Laura teaches in the wildly popular Wiggleworms program, where she has taught since 1998. Laura is also the former director of the Wiggleworms program, (from 1998-2009) and in 2010 she took a daring leap to go full-time as a children's musician, showing a passion for creating sweet, folk-inspired songs for kids and families. Laura also teaches adult group guitar classes and workshops on occasion, including the women’s acoustic class, Indigo Girls Ensemble, and lead guitar.

Laura is a recording artist, songwriter, performer and teaching artist with an ear for a catchy melody. Armed with her acoustic guitar, she has written and recorded 3 albums for the folk-pop listener (solo and with Sweet Hello), and 5 award-winning children's albums. She also co-produced, along with Rich Rankin, the Wiggleworms Love You album. She performs all around Chicago, as well as nationally, with her band The Heartbeats.-- 

Education: B.A. University of Dayton

Started at the Old Town School in January of 1998


Group Classes for the session beginning 06/21/2021

Mixed Age Wiggleworms with Laura Doherty

for kids with birthdays between: 06/24/2016 and 01/24/2021

$184 ($164 members)

06/24/2021 – 08/12/2021 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM · Tent in Parking Lot @4545 N Lincoln Ave

Mixed Age Wiggleworms with Laura Doherty

for kids with birthdays between: 06/24/2016 and 01/24/2021

$184 ($164 members)

06/24/2021 – 08/12/2021 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM · Tent in Parking Lot @4545 N Lincoln Ave

Indigo Girls Songbook with Laura Doherty · Cat Tager

$214 ($194 members)

06/24/2021 – 08/12/2021 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 6:30 PM – 7:50 PM · Tent in Parking Lot @4545 N Lincoln Ave

Wiggleworms Extended Play with Laura Doherty

for kids with birthdays between: 06/25/2015 and 12/25/2020

$160 ($140 members)

06/25/2021 – 08/13/2021 (8 meetings)

Fridays · 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM · Online