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

Upcoming Workshops

Sun. February 25, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave
Songs and Stories of African People »

Join Shanta Nurullah, Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist, storyteller, and Old Town School teaching artist for a family event celebrating the songs and stories of people of the African Diaspora.

Open to AllKids Group Class – Program:

$15 ($15 members)

REGISTER NOW

Private Lessons in the 8-week session beginning 01/08/2018

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

Private Lessons in the 8-week session beginning 03/05/2018

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

Group Classes for the session beginning 01/08/2018

Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Shanta Nurullah
for kids with birthdays between: 01/09/2016 and 03/09/2017
$312 ($292 members)
for 16 weeks
01/09/2018 – 04/24/2018Tuesdays · 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM4545 N Lincoln AveClass is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info
Wiggleworms 2 years with Shanta Nurullah
for kids with birthdays between: 01/13/2015 and 03/13/2016
$312 ($292 members)
for 16 weeks
01/13/2018 – 04/28/2018Saturdays · 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM4544 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Shanta Nurullah
for kids with birthdays between: 01/13/2016 and 03/13/2017
$312 ($292 members)
for 16 weeks
01/13/2018 – 04/28/2018Saturdays · 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM4544 N Lincoln AveClass is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info
Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Shanta Nurullah
for kids with birthdays between: 01/13/2016 and 03/13/2017
$312 ($292 members)
for 16 weeks
01/13/2018 – 04/28/2018Saturdays · 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM4544 N Lincoln AveClass is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info
Wiggleworms 6-12 months with Shanta Nurullah
for kids with birthdays between: 01/13/2017 and 08/13/2017
$312 ($292 members)
for 16 weeks
01/13/2018 – 04/28/2018Saturdays · 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM4544 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Wiggleworms 2 years with Shanta Nurullah
for kids with birthdays between: 01/14/2015 and 03/14/2016
$312 ($292 members)
for 16 weeks
01/14/2018 – 04/29/2018Sundays · 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM4544 N Lincoln AveClass is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info
Wiggleworms 6-12 months with Shanta Nurullah
for kids with birthdays between: 01/14/2017 and 08/14/2017
$312 ($292 members)
for 16 weeks
01/14/2018 – 04/29/2018Sundays · 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM4544 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW
Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Shanta Nurullah
for kids with birthdays between: 01/14/2016 and 03/14/2017
$312 ($292 members)
for 16 weeks
01/14/2018 – 04/29/2018Sundays · 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM4544 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW

Group Classes for the session beginning 03/05/2018

Sibling Wiggleworms with Shanta Nurullah
for kids with birthdays between: 03/11/2013 and 10/11/2017
$156 ($146 members)
for 8 weeks
03/11/2018 – 04/29/2018Sundays · 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM4544 N Lincoln AveREGISTER NOW

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