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Ryan Walter

Wiggleworms

Ryan started his musical journey playing alto saxophone and percussion, initially studying at Merit School of Music and playing in community orchestras. During his freshman year at the University of Colorado at Boulder, however, Ryan was introduced to his dorm-mate’s acoustic guitar and never looked back. He began writing his own songs and jamming with friends. After moving back to Chicago in 2008, Ryan was fortunate to find a local open mic and a community of musicians that would serve as a source of continued musical motivation and inspiration. 

In 2021, Ryan earned his doctorate in clinical psychology with a focus on children and adolescents. His experiences working as a therapist at various residential treatment centers and therapeutic day schools over the years contributed to a growing interest in composing children’s songs. Ryan has performed around the Chicagoland area under the name Ryan Uncle Ryan, and, more recently, Dr. Waffle. Ryan is thrilled to be a part of the Old Town School and Wiggleworms community!

Started at the Old Town School in May of 2022


Group Classes for the session beginning 08/29/2022

Sibling Wiggleworms with Ryan Walter

for kids with birthdays between: 08/31/2017 and 03/31/2022

$182 ($165 members)

09/07/2022 – 10/19/2022 (7 meetings)

Wednesdays · 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM · In-Person @4544 N Lincoln Ave

Mixed Age Wiggleworms with Ryan Walter

for kids with birthdays between: 09/01/2017 and 04/01/2022

$208 ($188 members)

09/01/2022 – 10/20/2022 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM · In-Person @4545 N Lincoln Ave

Class is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info

Lullabies with Ryan Walter

for kids with birthdays between: 03/01/2022 and 09/01/2022

$136 ($116 members)

09/01/2022 – 10/20/2022 (8 meetings)

Thursdays · 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM · In-Person @4545 N Lincoln Ave

Class is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info

Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Ryan Walter

for kids with birthdays between: 09/03/2020 and 11/03/2021

$208 ($188 members)

09/03/2022 – 10/22/2022 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM · In-Person @4545 N Lincoln Ave

Class is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info

Wiggleworms 2 years with Ryan Walter

for kids with birthdays between: 09/03/2019 and 11/03/2020

$208 ($188 members)

09/03/2022 – 10/22/2022 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM · In-Person @4545 N Lincoln Ave

Class is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info

Sibling Wiggleworms with Ryan Walter

for kids with birthdays between: 09/03/2017 and 04/03/2022

$208 ($188 members)

09/03/2022 – 10/22/2022 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM · In-Person @4545 N Lincoln Ave

Class is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info

Group Classes for the session beginning 10/24/2022

Mixed Age Wiggleworms with Ryan Walter

for kids with birthdays between: 10/26/2017 and 05/26/2022

$208 ($188 members)

10/26/2022 – 12/14/2022 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM · In-Person @4544 N Lincoln Ave

Sibling Wiggleworms with Ryan Walter

for kids with birthdays between: 10/26/2017 and 05/26/2022

$208 ($188 members)

10/26/2022 – 12/14/2022 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM · In-Person @4544 N Lincoln Ave

Wiggleworms 6-12 months with Ryan Walter

for kids with birthdays between: 10/26/2021 and 05/26/2022

$208 ($188 members)

10/26/2022 – 12/14/2022 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM · In-Person @4544 N Lincoln Ave

Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Ryan Walter

for kids with birthdays between: 10/27/2020 and 12/27/2021

$182 ($165 members)

10/27/2022 – 12/15/2022 (7 meetings)

Thursdays · 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM · In-Person @4545 N Lincoln Ave

Mixed Age Wiggleworms with Ryan Walter

for kids with birthdays between: 10/27/2017 and 05/27/2022

$182 ($165 members)

10/27/2022 – 12/15/2022 (7 meetings)

Thursdays · 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM · In-Person @4545 N Lincoln Ave

Lullabies with Ryan Walter

for kids with birthdays between: 04/27/2022 and 10/27/2022

$119 ($102 members)

10/27/2022 – 12/15/2022 (7 meetings)

Thursdays · 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM · In-Person @4545 N Lincoln Ave

Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Ryan Walter

for kids with birthdays between: 10/29/2020 and 12/29/2021

$208 ($188 members)

10/29/2022 – 12/17/2022 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM · In-Person @4545 N Lincoln Ave

Wiggleworms 2 years with Ryan Walter

for kids with birthdays between: 10/29/2019 and 12/29/2020

$208 ($188 members)

10/29/2022 – 12/17/2022 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM · In-Person @4545 N Lincoln Ave

Sibling Wiggleworms with Ryan Walter

for kids with birthdays between: 10/29/2017 and 05/29/2022

$208 ($188 members)

10/29/2022 – 12/17/2022 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM · In-Person @4545 N Lincoln Ave