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 10/26/2020

Mixed Age Wiggleworms with Laura Doherty

for kids with birthdays between: 10/29/2016 and 05/29/2020

$86 ($68 members)

10/29/2020 – 12/17/2020 (7 meetings)

Thursdays · 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM · Online

Wiggleworms 2 years with Laura Doherty

for kids with birthdays between: 10/29/2017 and 12/29/2018

$86 ($68 members)

10/29/2020 – 12/17/2020 (7 meetings)

Thursdays · 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM · Online

Holiday Wiggleworms - Christmas with Laura Doherty

for kids with birthdays between: 01/02/2015 and 12/02/2020
Join us for a mini 3-week Wiggleworms class that gets you and your child singing and dancing to your favorite holiday classics. Hop in your sleigh and get ready to sing, shake, and jingle your way through a musical winter wonderland. Holiday Wiggleworms is perfect for siblings, neighbors, cousins, and friends!

$70 ($60 members)

12/02/2020 – 12/16/2020 (3 meetings)

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

Class is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info

Holiday Wiggleworms - Christmas with Laura Doherty

for kids with birthdays between: 01/02/2015 and 12/02/2020

$70 ($60 members)

12/02/2020 – 12/16/2020 (3 meetings)

Wednesdays · 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM · Online

Holiday Wiggleworms - Christmas with Laura Doherty

for kids with birthdays between: 01/05/2015 and 12/05/2020
Join us for a mini 3-week Wiggleworms class that gets you and your child singing and dancing to your favorite secular winter classics. Hop in your sleigh and get ready to sing, shake, and jingle your way through a musical winter wonderland. Holiday Wiggleworms is perfect for siblings, neighbors, cousins, and friends!

$70 ($60 members)

12/05/2020 – 12/19/2020 (3 meetings)

Saturdays · 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM · Online

Class is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info

Group Classes for the session beginning 01/04/2021

Mixed Age Wiggleworms with Laura Doherty

for kids with birthdays between: 01/07/2017 and 08/07/2020

$98 ($78 members)

01/07/2021 – 02/25/2021 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM · Online

Wiggleworms 2 years with Laura Doherty

for kids with birthdays between: 01/07/2018 and 03/07/2019

$98 ($78 members)

01/07/2021 – 02/25/2021 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM · Online

Wiggleworms 6-12 months with Laura Doherty

for kids with birthdays between: 01/07/2020 and 08/07/2020

$196 ($176 members)

01/07/2021 – 02/25/2021 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM · In-Person @4545 N Lincoln Ave

Mixed Age Wiggleworms with Laura Doherty

for kids with birthdays between: 01/07/2017 and 08/07/2020

$196 ($176 members)

01/07/2021 – 02/25/2021 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM · In-Person @4545 N Lincoln Ave