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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 01/06/2020

Wiggleworms 2 years with Laura Doherty

for kids with birthdays between: 01/09/2017 and 03/09/2018

$273 ($256 members)

01/09/2020 – 04/30/2020 (16 meetings)

Thursdays · 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM · Evanston

Class is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info

Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Laura Doherty

for kids with birthdays between: 01/09/2018 and 03/09/2019

$273 ($256 members)

01/09/2020 – 04/30/2020 (16 meetings)

Thursdays · 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM · Evanston

Wiggleworms Meet the Instruments with Laura Doherty

for kids with birthdays between: 01/11/2015 and 03/11/2017

$312 ($292 members)

01/11/2020 – 05/02/2020 (16 meetings)

Saturdays · 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave


Group Classes for the session beginning 03/02/2020

Wiggleworms 6-12 months with Laura Doherty

for kids with birthdays between: 03/05/2019 and 10/05/2019

$120 ($105 members)

03/05/2020 – 04/30/2020 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM · Evanston

Sibling Wiggleworms with Laura Doherty

for kids with birthdays between: 03/07/2015 and 10/07/2019

$160 ($140 members)

03/07/2020 – 05/02/2020 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Wiggleworms at Home with Laura Doherty

for kids with birthdays between: 04/06/2014 and 10/06/2019

$80 ($70 members)

04/06/2020 – 04/27/2020 (4 meetings)

Mondays · 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave


Group Classes for the session beginning 05/04/2020

Wiggleworms 2 years with Laura Doherty

for kids with birthdays between: 05/07/2017 and 07/07/2018

$160 ($140 members)

05/07/2020 – 06/25/2020 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM · Evanston

Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Laura Doherty

for kids with birthdays between: 05/07/2018 and 07/07/2019

$160 ($140 members)

05/07/2020 – 06/25/2020 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM · Evanston

Wiggleworms 6-12 months with Laura Doherty

for kids with birthdays between: 05/07/2019 and 12/07/2019

$160 ($140 members)

05/07/2020 – 06/25/2020 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM · Evanston

Wiggleworms Meet the Instruments with Laura Doherty

for kids with birthdays between: 05/09/2015 and 07/09/2017

$160 ($140 members)

05/09/2020 – 06/27/2020 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Sibling Wiggleworms with Laura Doherty

for kids with birthdays between: 05/09/2015 and 12/09/2019

$160 ($140 members)

05/09/2020 – 06/27/2020 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave