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 10/28/2019

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


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

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


Group Classes for the session beginning 10/28/2019

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

Group Classes for the session beginning 01/06/2020

Guitar 2 - Kids with Sam Cantor

for kids with birthdays between: 01/06/2007 and 01/06/2012

$376 ($356 members)

01/06/2020 – 04/20/2020 (16 meetings)

Mondays · 4:30 PM – 5:25 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Guitar 3 - Kids with Sam Cantor

for kids with birthdays between: 01/06/2007 and 01/06/2012

$376 ($356 members)

01/06/2020 – 04/20/2020 (16 meetings)

Mondays · 5:30 PM – 6:25 PM · 4545 N Lincoln Ave

Kids Ensemble with Sam Cantor · Camilo Rincon

for kids with birthdays between: 01/06/2008 and 01/06/2014

$424 ($404 members)

01/06/2020 – 04/20/2020 (16 meetings)

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

Little Red Piano with Sam Cantor

for kids with birthdays between: 03/07/2015 and 07/07/2016

$164 ($144 members)

01/07/2020 – 02/25/2020 (8 meetings)

Tuesdays · 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM · 909 W Armitage Ave

Kids Piano: 4 - 6 years with Sam Cantor · Eck Sierra

for kids with birthdays between: 01/07/2013 and 02/07/2016

$544 ($524 members)

01/07/2020 – 04/21/2020 (16 meetings)

Tuesdays · 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM · 909 W Armitage Ave

Kids Piano: 4 - 6 years with Eck Sierra · Sam Cantor

for kids with birthdays between: 01/07/2013 and 02/07/2016

$544 ($524 members)

01/07/2020 – 04/21/2020 (16 meetings)

Tuesdays · 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM · 909 W Armitage Ave

Kids Piano: 4 - 6 years with Tisa Batchelder · Sam Cantor

for kids with birthdays between: 01/08/2013 and 02/08/2016

$544 ($524 members)

01/08/2020 – 04/22/2020 (16 meetings)

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

Class is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info

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

for kids with birthdays between: 01/08/2011 and 02/08/2014

$544 ($524 members)

01/08/2020 – 04/22/2020 (16 meetings)

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

Intermediate/Advanced Strummers: 5 - 7 years with Sam Cantor

for kids with birthdays between: 01/11/2012 and 01/11/2015

$376 ($356 members)

01/11/2020 – 04/25/2020 (16 meetings)

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

Wiggleworms: Meet the Instruments with Sam Cantor

for kids with birthdays between: 01/11/2015 and 03/11/2017

$312 ($292 members)

01/11/2020 – 04/25/2020 (16 meetings)

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

Guitar 3 - Kids with Sam Cantor

for kids with birthdays between: 01/11/2007 and 01/11/2012

$376 ($356 members)

01/11/2020 – 04/25/2020 (16 meetings)

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

Advanced Kids Ensemble with Sam Cantor · Katie Klocke

for kids with birthdays between: 05/11/2006 and 01/11/2012

$424 ($404 members)

01/11/2020 – 04/25/2020 (16 meetings)

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