Teachers at the Old Town School

Sam Cantor

Kids Guitar, Wiggleworms, Kids Group Piano, Advanced Kids Ensemble, School Partnerships

Sam Cantor is a guitar, ensemble, Wiggleworms and piano teacher in the Kids Music program at the Old Town School of Folk Music. Sam also teaches guitar, ukulele, choir and more in Chicago-area schools through OTSFM’s School Partnerships program. Sam’s approach to music education is strongly informed by the work of Zoltan Kodály: a holistic approach that emphasizes singing, movement and the use of high quality folk music in developmentally appropriate, sequential and joyful ways. Sam received his Level I Kodály certification from DePaul University 2018 and certification in Dr. John Feierabend’s First Steps in Music curriculum at Vandercook College of Music in 2019.

In addition to his teaching work, Sam performs around Chicago and beyond as a guitarist and vocalist in several bands, including his own songwriting project, Minor Moon.

Education: Tufts University, B.S. in Political Science, Minor in Music

Started at the Old Town School in February of 2016


Private Lessons in the 8-week session beginning 09/02/2019

Mondays 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm at 4545 N Lincoln Ave
Wednesdays 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave


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

Wednesdays 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm at 4544 N Lincoln Ave


Group Classes for the session beginning 09/02/2019

Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Sam Cantor

for kids with birthdays between: 09/05/2017 and 11/05/2018

$293 ($273 members)

09/05/2019 – 12/19/2019 (15 meetings)

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

Wiggleworms 2 years with Sam Cantor

for kids with birthdays between: 09/05/2016 and 11/05/2017

$293 ($273 members)

09/05/2019 – 12/19/2019 (15 meetings)

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

¡Hola! Wiggleworms: 1 - 4 años with Sam Cantor

for kids with birthdays between: 09/06/2014 and 01/06/2019

$293 ($273 members)

09/06/2019 – 12/20/2019 (15 meetings)

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

Wiggleworms 2 years with Sam Cantor

for kids with birthdays between: 09/06/2016 and 04/06/2018

$293 ($273 members)

09/06/2019 – 12/20/2019 (15 meetings)

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

Sibling Wiggleworms with Sam Cantor

for kids with birthdays between: 09/06/2014 and 04/06/2019

$156 ($136 members)

09/06/2019 – 10/25/2019 (8 meetings)

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

Class is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info

Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Sam Cantor

for kids with birthdays between: 09/07/2017 and 11/07/2018

$312 ($292 members)

09/07/2019 – 12/21/2019 (16 meetings)

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

*Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Sam Cantor

for kids with birthdays between: 10/31/2017 and 12/31/2018

$137 ($117 members)

10/31/2019 – 12/19/2019 (7 meetings)

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


Group Classes for the session beginning 10/28/2019

Kids Ensemble with Sam Cantor · Camilo Rincon

for kids with birthdays between: 10/28/2007 and 10/28/2013

$212 ($202 members)

10/28/2019 – 12/16/2019 (8 meetings)

Mondays · 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Little Red Piano with Sam Cantor

for kids with birthdays between: 12/29/2014 and 04/29/2016

$164 ($144 members)

10/29/2019 – 12/17/2019 (8 meetings)

Tuesdays · 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM · 909 W Armitage Ave

Kids Piano: 4 - 6 years with Sam Cantor · ECKBERT SIERRA

for kids with birthdays between: 10/29/2012 and 12/29/2015

$272 ($252 members)

10/29/2019 – 12/17/2019 (8 meetings)

Tuesdays · 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM · 909 W Armitage Ave

Kids Ensemble with Sam Cantor

for kids with birthdays between: 10/30/2007 and 10/30/2013

$212 ($202 members)

10/30/2019 – 12/18/2019 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Sibling Wiggleworms with Sam Cantor

for kids with birthdays between: 11/01/2014 and 06/01/2019

$137 ($117 members)

11/01/2019 – 12/20/2019 (7 meetings)

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

Class is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info