Teachers at the Old Town School

Shanta Nurullah

Wiggleworms Program, Electric Bass, Sitar

Shanta plays piano, guitar, djembe, mbira, bass, and sitar. She performs with Evolution Ensemble and Great Black Music Ensemble. Shanta travels the country telling stories and playing cool instruments from India, Africa, and China. She presents storytelling programs at festivals, colleges, museums, schools, and libraries. Shanta is the recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Artist Fellowship Award and a Parents’ Choice Silver Honor Award. Joining the Wiggleworms family brings together Shanta’s two greatest loves--music and young children. Raising her own four children, she delighted in making up songs for just about everything--the names, riding in the car, taking a bath and more! She’s excited to sing and play with you!

Education: Carleton College, B.A., English
Western Governors University, M.A.T., Elementary Education

Started at the Old Town School in June of 2009


Private Lessons in the 8-week session beginning 10/28/2019

Wednesdays 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm at 4545 N Lincoln Ave


Private Lessons in the 8-week session beginning 01/06/2020

Wednesdays 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave


Group Classes for the session beginning 10/28/2019

Wiggleworms 6-12 months with Shanta Nurullah

for kids with birthdays between: 11/02/2018 and 06/02/2019

$156 ($136 members)

11/02/2019 – 12/21/2019 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Sibling Wiggleworms with Shanta Nurullah

for kids with birthdays between: 11/03/2014 and 06/03/2019

$156 ($136 members)

11/03/2019 – 12/22/2019 (8 meetings)

Sundays · 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM · 909 W Armitage Ave

Class is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info

Group Classes for the session beginning 01/06/2020

Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Shanta Nurullah

for kids with birthdays between: 01/11/2018 and 03/11/2019

$312 ($292 members)

01/11/2020 – 04/25/2020 (16 meetings)

Saturdays · 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Shanta Nurullah

for kids with birthdays between: 01/11/2018 and 03/11/2019

$312 ($292 members)

01/11/2020 – 04/25/2020 (16 meetings)

Saturdays · 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Wiggleworms 6-12 months with Shanta Nurullah

for kids with birthdays between: 01/11/2019 and 08/11/2019

$156 ($136 members)

01/11/2020 – 02/29/2020 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Shanta Nurullah

for kids with birthdays between: 01/12/2018 and 03/12/2019

$312 ($292 members)

01/12/2020 – 04/26/2020 (16 meetings)

Sundays · 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM · 909 W Armitage Ave

Wiggleworms 2 years with Shanta Nurullah

for kids with birthdays between: 01/12/2017 and 03/12/2018

$312 ($292 members)

01/12/2020 – 04/26/2020 (16 meetings)

Sundays · 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM · 909 W Armitage Ave

Sibling Wiggleworms with Shanta Nurullah

for kids with birthdays between: 01/12/2015 and 08/12/2019

$156 ($136 members)

01/12/2020 – 03/01/2020 (8 meetings)

Sundays · 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM · 909 W Armitage Ave

Wiggleworms 6-12 months with Shanta Nurullah

for kids with birthdays between: 01/12/2019 and 08/12/2019

$156 ($136 members)

01/12/2020 – 03/01/2020 (8 meetings)

Sundays · 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM · 909 W Armitage Ave