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 08/31/2020

Mixed Age Wiggleworms with Laura Doherty

for kids with birthdays between: 09/03/2015 and 04/03/2020

$98 ($78 members)

09/03/2020 – 10/22/2020 (8 meetings)

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

Wiggleworms Parking Lot Pop-Up! with Laura Doherty

for kids with birthdays between: 09/03/2014 and 03/03/2020

$126 ($106 members)

09/03/2020 – 10/08/2020 (6 meetings)

Thursdays · 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Class is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info

Wiggleworms Parking Lot Pop-Up! with Laura Doherty

for kids with birthdays between: 09/03/2014 and 03/03/2020

$63 ($53 members)

09/24/2020 – 10/08/2020 (3 meetings)

Thursdays · 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Wiggleworms Parking Lot Pop-Up! with Laura Doherty

for kids with birthdays between: 09/05/2014 and 03/05/2020

$126 ($106 members)

09/05/2020 – 10/10/2020 (6 meetings)

Saturdays · 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Class is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info

Wiggleworms Parking Lot Pop-Up! with Laura Doherty

for kids with birthdays between: 09/05/2014 and 03/05/2020

$105 ($88 members)

09/12/2020 – 10/10/2020 (5 meetings)

Saturdays · 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave