Teachers at the Old Town School

Natalie Galey

Wiggleworms, Piano

Styles - Jazz, Pop, Classic Rock, Classical, Folk

Natalie Galey is a vocalist, songwriter, and educator based in Chicago, Illinois. She has performed and collaborated with numerous top-name performers and ensembles, including New York Voices founding members Peter Eldridge and Darmon Meader, and studied with jazz heavy-weights Theo Bleckmann, Dave Liebman, Phil Markowitz, and Jim McNeely. She has performed in both the Chicago and New York jazz and pop scene, in venues such as Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola at Lincoln Center, La Laterna (Bar Next Door), Joe’s Pub, Cornelia Street Cafe, Café Vivaldi, and Uncommon Ground. She uses her background in jazz, blues, and rock to bring creativity and spontaneity into her classes and believes that music should be fun first and foremost. She has taught music classes and private voice lessons to students of all ages as well as adults for more than five years, and is ecstatic to be joining the Wiggleworms staff at Old Town School of Folk Music in the fall of 2014.

Natalie was accepted into the prestigious and accelerated dual-degree program at Manhattan School of Music and Columbia University’s Teachers College. She received her Master of Music in Jazz Performance degree in 2011 and her Master of Music Education at Columbia University in 2013. She has had the opportunity to study under Kurt Elling, Jane Monheit, Gretchen Parlato, Kate McGarry, Rodney Whitaker, and Sunny Wilkinson. Natalie was raised in a rich musical environment, playing guitar, piano, singing, and songwriting from an early age. Her compositions are an eclectic fusion of jazz, blues, rock, and soul. As a singer of wide-ranging styles, she has established a reputation as a flexible and talented soloist, as well as a creative and reflective educator.

Education: Michigan State University Class of 2009 - B.A. Jazz Studies (Voice)
Manhattan School of Music Class of 2011 - Master of Jazz Arts (Voice)
Teachers College Columbia University Class of 2013 - Master of Music Education

Started at the Old Town School in August of 2014


Group Classes for the session beginning 10/30/2017

Lullabies with Natalie Galey
for kids with birthdays between: 05/05/2017 and 11/05/2017
$98 ($89 members)
for 7 weeks
11/05/2017 – 12/17/2017Sundays · 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM909 W Armitage AveREGISTER NOW

Group Classes for the session beginning 01/08/2018

Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Natalie Galey
for kids with birthdays between: 01/08/2016 and 02/08/2017
$312 ($292 members)
for 16 weeks
01/08/2018 – 04/23/2018Mondays · 9:15 AM – 10:00 AMEvanstonREGISTER NOW
Wiggleworms 2 years with Natalie Galey
for kids with birthdays between: 01/08/2015 and 02/08/2016
$312 ($292 members)
for 16 weeks
01/08/2018 – 04/23/2018Mondays · 10:15 AM – 11:00 AMEvanstonREGISTER NOW
Wiggleworms 6-12 months with Natalie Galey
for kids with birthdays between: 01/08/2017 and 08/08/2017
$312 ($292 members)
for 16 weeks
01/08/2018 – 04/23/2018Mondays · 11:15 AM – 12:00 PMEvanstonREGISTER NOW
Piano: 4 & 5 years with Natalie Galey · Gabriella Hirsch
for kids with birthdays between: 01/08/2012 and 01/08/2014
ages 4 & 5 years
$544 ($524 members)
for 16 weeks
01/08/2018 – 04/23/2018Mondays · 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM909 W Armitage AveREGISTER NOW
Piano: 4 & 5 years with Natalie Galey · Gabriella Hirsch
for kids with birthdays between: 01/08/2012 and 01/08/2014
ages 6 & 7 years
$544 ($524 members)
for 16 weeks
01/08/2018 – 04/23/2018Mondays · 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM909 W Armitage AveClass is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info
Piano: 6 & 7 years with Natalie Galey · Gabriella Hirsch
for kids with birthdays between: 01/08/2010 and 02/08/2012
ages 6 & 7 years
$544 ($524 members)
for 16 weeks
01/08/2018 – 04/23/2018Mondays · 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM909 W Armitage AveREGISTER NOW
Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Natalie Galey
for kids with birthdays between: 01/12/2016 and 02/12/2017
$312 ($292 members)
for 16 weeks
01/12/2018 – 04/27/2018Fridays · 9:15 AM – 10:00 AMGlencoeREGISTER NOW
Wiggleworms 2 years with Natalie Galey
for kids with birthdays between: 01/12/2015 and 02/12/2016
$312 ($292 members)
for 16 weeks
01/12/2018 – 04/27/2018Fridays · 10:15 AM – 11:00 AMGlencoeREGISTER NOW
Wiggleworms 6-12 months with Natalie Galey
for kids with birthdays between: 09/12/2016 and 08/12/2017
$312 ($292 members)
for 16 weeks
01/12/2018 – 04/27/2018Fridays · 11:15 AM – 12:00 PMGlencoeREGISTER NOW
Wiggleworms: Meet the Instruments with Natalie Galey
for kids with birthdays between: 01/12/2013 and 03/12/2015
$312 ($292 members)
for 16 weeks
01/12/2018 – 04/27/2018Fridays · 12:15 PM – 1:00 PMGlencoeREGISTER NOW
Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Natalie Galey
for kids with birthdays between: 01/14/2016 and 02/14/2017
$312 ($292 members)
for 16 weeks
01/14/2018 – 04/29/2018Sundays · 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM909 W Armitage AveREGISTER NOW
Wiggleworms 2 years with Natalie Galey
for kids with birthdays between: 01/14/2015 and 02/14/2016
$312 ($292 members)
for 16 weeks
01/14/2018 – 04/29/2018Sundays · 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM909 W Armitage AveREGISTER NOW
Wiggleworms: Meet the Instruments with Natalie Galey
for kids with birthdays between: 01/14/2013 and 03/14/2015
$312 ($292 members)
for 16 weeks
01/14/2018 – 04/29/2018Sundays · 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM909 W Armitage AveREGISTER NOW
Lullabies with Natalie Galey
for kids with birthdays between: 07/14/2017 and 01/14/2018
$112 ($102 members)
for 8 weeks
01/14/2018 – 03/04/2018Sundays · 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM909 W Armitage AveREGISTER NOW

The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000