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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 10/24/2022

Holiday Wiggleworms with Laura Doherty

for kids with birthdays between: 12/28/2016 and 11/28/2022

$78 ($58 members)

11/28/2022 – 12/12/2022 (3 meetings)

Mondays · 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM · In-Person @909 W Armitage Ave

Holiday Wiggleworms with Laura Doherty

for kids with birthdays between: 01/01/2017 and 12/01/2022

$78 ($58 members)

12/01/2022 – 12/15/2022 (3 meetings)

Thursdays · 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM · In-Person @Evanston


Group Classes for the session beginning 01/02/2023

Wiggleworms 2 years with Laura Doherty

for kids with birthdays between: 01/05/2020 and 03/05/2021

$396 ($356 members)

01/05/2023 – 04/20/2023 (16 meetings)

Thursdays · 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM · In-Person @Evanston

Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Laura Doherty

for kids with birthdays between: 01/05/2021 and 03/05/2022

$396 ($356 members)

01/05/2023 – 04/20/2023 (16 meetings)

Thursdays · 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM · In-Person @Evanston

Lullabies with Laura Doherty

for kids with birthdays between: 07/05/2022 and 01/05/2023

$136 ($116 members)

01/05/2023 – 02/23/2023 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM · In-Person @Evanston