Wiggleworms Program, Voice, Piano, Guitar
Lindsay is a lifelong performer with musicality deep in her bones. She grew up in a family of singers, preschool teachers, choir and band directors, and entertainers, so her love of music and her desire to nurture the rich experiences it brings is second nature. Lindsay believes that music making is a joy which everyone can share. In each of her classes and performance opportunities she works to inspire creativity, playfulness, enthusiasm, and wonder: qualities which come so naturally to children but are present in us all.
In her group classes, Lindsay is dynamic, engaging, and theatrical. She encourages exploration and interaction, and knows that play is the heart of learning. Lindsay believes in harmony, takes beauty seriously, and is a sucker for silliness. She urges her students to be brave and celebrates their progress, whether it's a toddler attempting a finger play or a singer improvising a solo line.
Private lessons with Lindsay are high fun and low pressure. She loves to develop musical relationships with her students, tailoring material to the needs and interests of each individual. Lindsay strives for a classroom in which every student is challenged and every student is successful, according to their own unique ability. In the past she has worked with young fingers as they explore the keys for the first time, helped older kids expand their playing as they transition out of group piano, guided first-ever compositions, rehearsed talent show auditions, enabled children with special needs to discover joyful means of expression, introduced pop rhythms to by-the-book players, developed solo style to better fit into teen rock bands, nurtured nervous voices as they bravely emerge, refreshed scales and remembered pieces after years away from the piano, and searched for new strums with stuck-in-a-rut folk players.
Lindsay is a full time educator at the Old Town School of Folk Music, a teaching artist through Ravinia's Reach Teach Play program, and a solo performer for both kids and adults. In 2010 she was selected to perform as an up-and-coming artist in the annual 5x5 series at Théâtre Petit Champlain in Quebec, Canada. Since then, her music has taken her to stages in Chicago, Milwaukee, Seattle, California, Pennsylvania, and on a 6-city tour through Colombia. She fronts the Lindsay Weinberg band, presenting her original lyrical piano-pop, which released her debut album Skyscraper Queen of the Midwest in 2012 and the follow-up What Do You Believe? in 2016. Lindsay is a vocalist in the Gospel-Jazz powerhouse Come Sunday, sings in a jazz duo with guitarist Mike Allemana, plays keys with John Mead's Coyotes, and edu-tains kids with Nick & Lindsay's Whimsical Whimsy. A sought-after guest vocalist, Lindsay has made recent appearances with Celine Neon, Congress of Starlings, Jonas Friddle & the Majority, and the Fly Honey Show. Past projects include The Ye-Ye's, Lindsay & The Shimmies, It's A Girl, and Baba Manouche. Lindsay curates and hosts Cover to Cover, a monthly live show and podcast in which three singer-songwriters present their own songs and cover each other's. When she's not onstage or in the classroom, Lindsay can be found in the bike lanes of Chicago, singing her way to the next gig.
Started at the Old Town School in April of 2005