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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 08/30/2021

Wiggleworms 2 years with Laura Doherty

for kids with birthdays between: 09/02/2018 and 11/02/2019

$184 ($164 members)

09/02/2021 – 10/21/2021 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM · In-Person @4545 N Lincoln Ave

Class is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info

Lullabies with Laura Doherty

for kids with birthdays between: 03/02/2021 and 09/02/2021

$128 ($108 members)

09/02/2021 – 10/21/2021 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM · In-Person @4545 N Lincoln Ave


Group Classes for the session beginning 10/25/2021

Wiggleworms 2 years with Laura Doherty

for kids with birthdays between: 10/28/2018 and 12/28/2019

$161 ($144 members)

10/28/2021 – 12/16/2021 (7 meetings)

Thursdays · 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM · In-Person @4545 N Lincoln Ave

Mixed Age Wiggleworms with Laura Doherty

for kids with birthdays between: 10/28/2016 and 05/28/2021

$161 ($144 members)

10/28/2021 – 12/16/2021 (7 meetings)

Thursdays · 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM · In-Person @4545 N Lincoln Ave

Lullabies with Laura Doherty

for kids with birthdays between: 04/28/2021 and 10/28/2021

$112 ($95 members)

10/28/2021 – 12/16/2021 (7 meetings)

Thursdays · 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM · In-Person @4545 N Lincoln Ave