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Teachers at the Old Town School

Sam Cantor

Piano, Wiggleworms Program, Education Outreach

Sam Cantor is a Wiggleworms and Kids Group Piano instructor at the Old Town School, and teaches guitar, ukulele, choir and more in Chicago-area schools through the Old Town School's Outreach program. He also spent the summer of 2016 as an Arts Mentor at the Old Town School's Teen Arts Camp. Prior to his arrival to Chicago and the Old Town School in early 2016, Sam worked as a music educator in the Boston area, including at the Boston Workmen’s Circle Shule, a secular Jewish cultural Sunday school program with a strong focus on social justice. Sam believes that through rich and joyful musical experiences, young people gain a set of meaningful artistic and social-emotional skills that they can call upon and explore throughout their lives. In addition to his teaching work, Sam has participated in a wide variety of ensembles and performed in concert halls, rock clubs and house venues throughout the country. He is currently active in several bands based in Chicago 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

Upcoming Workshops

Wiggleworms Mixtape

Open to All

$22 ($20 members)

Mon. September 30, 9:30 AM – 10:10 AM · 909 W Armitage Ave

Kids Group Class – 

Wiggleworms Mixtape

Open to All

$22 ($20 members)

Mon. September 30, 10:30 AM – 11:10 AM · 909 W Armitage Ave

Kids Group Class – 

Private Lessons in the 8-week session beginning 06/24/2019

Thursdays 9:00 am – 9:45 am at 909 W Armitage Ave


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

Saturdays 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm at 909 W Armitage Ave


Group Classes for the session beginning 09/02/2019

Piano: 6 - 8 years with Lisa Joy DeRosia · Sam Cantor

for kids with birthdays between: 09/02/2010 and 10/02/2013

$510 ($491 members)

09/09/2019 – 12/16/2019 (15 meetings)

Mondays · 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Class is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info

Piano: 4 & 5 years with Lisa Joy DeRosia · Sam Cantor

for kids with birthdays between: 09/02/2013 and 10/02/2015

$510 ($491 members)

09/09/2019 – 12/16/2019 (15 meetings)

Mondays · 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Class is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info

Little Red Piano with Sam Cantor

for kids with birthdays between: 11/03/2014 and 03/03/2016

$164 ($154 members)

09/03/2019 – 10/22/2019 (8 meetings)

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

Piano: 4 & 5 years with Sam Cantor · ECKBERT SIERRA

for kids with birthdays between: 09/03/2013 and 10/03/2015

$544 ($524 members)

09/03/2019 – 12/17/2019 (16 meetings)

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

Piano: 4 & 5 years with Sam Cantor · ECKBERT SIERRA

for kids with birthdays between: 09/03/2013 and 10/03/2015

$544 ($524 members)

09/03/2019 – 12/17/2019 (16 meetings)

Tuesdays · 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM · 909 W Armitage Ave

Class is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info

Piano: 6 & 7 years with Sam Cantor · ECKBERT SIERRA

for kids with birthdays between: 09/03/2010 and 10/03/2013

$544 ($524 members)

09/03/2019 – 12/17/2019 (16 meetings)

Tuesdays · 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM · 909 W Armitage Ave

Piano: 4 - 7 years with Sam Cantor · Tisa Batchelder

for kids with birthdays between: 09/04/2011 and 09/04/2015

$544 ($524 members)

09/04/2019 – 12/18/2019 (16 meetings)

Wednesdays · 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Piano: 6 - 8 years with Sam Cantor · Tisa Batchelder

for kids with birthdays between: 09/04/2010 and 10/04/2013

$544 ($524 members)

09/04/2019 – 12/18/2019 (16 meetings)

Wednesdays · 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM · 4544 N Lincoln Ave

Class is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info

Kids Ensemble with Sam Cantor

for kids with birthdays between: 09/04/2007 and 09/04/2013

$212 ($202 members)

09/04/2019 – 10/23/2019 (8 meetings)

Wednesdays · 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Sam Cantor

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

$293 ($274 members)

09/05/2019 – 12/19/2019 (15 meetings)

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

Wiggleworms: Meet the Instruments with Sam Cantor

for kids with birthdays between: 09/05/2014 and 11/05/2016

$293 ($274 members)

09/05/2019 – 12/19/2019 (15 meetings)

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

Wiggleworms 2 years with Sam Cantor

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

$293 ($274 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 ($274 members)

09/06/2019 – 12/20/2019 (15 meetings)

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

Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Sam Cantor

for kids with birthdays between: 09/06/2017 and 11/06/2018

$293 ($274 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 ($146 members)

09/06/2019 – 10/25/2019 (8 meetings)

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

Beginning Strummers: 5-7 years with Sam Cantor

for kids with birthdays between: 09/07/2011 and 09/07/2014

$376 ($356 members)

09/07/2019 – 12/21/2019 (16 meetings)

Saturdays · 9:00 AM – 9:55 AM · 909 W Armitage Ave

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

Intermediate Strummers: 5 - 7 years with Sam Cantor

for kids with birthdays between: 09/07/2011 and 09/07/2014

$376 ($356 members)

09/07/2019 – 12/21/2019 (16 meetings)

Saturdays · 11:00 AM – 11:55 AM · 909 W Armitage Ave

Advanced Kids Ensemble with Shaun Whitley · Sam Cantor

for kids with birthdays between: 09/07/2006 and 09/07/2011

$424 ($404 members)

09/07/2019 – 12/21/2019 (16 meetings)

Saturdays · 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM · 909 W Armitage Ave

Little Strummers with Sam Cantor

for kids with birthdays between: 09/07/2013 and 09/07/2015

$312 ($272 members)

09/07/2019 – 12/21/2019 (16 meetings)

Saturdays · 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM · 909 W Armitage Ave