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 06/29/2020

Mondays 3:45 pm – 4:15 pm
Tuesdays 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Wednesdays 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Thursdays 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Saturdays 11:00 am – 11:30 am


Group Classes for the session beginning 06/29/2020

Guitar 2 - Kids with Sam Cantor

for kids with birthdays between: 06/29/2007 and 06/29/2012

$168 ($148 members)

06/29/2020 – 08/10/2020 (7 meetings)

Mondays · 4:30 PM – 5:25 PM · Online Classes Available

Guitar 3 - Kids with Sam Cantor

for kids with birthdays between: 06/29/2007 and 06/29/2012

$168 ($148 members)

06/29/2020 – 08/10/2020 (7 meetings)

Mondays · 5:30 PM – 6:25 PM · Online Classes Available

Kids Piano: 4 - 6 years with Sam Cantor · Gabriella Hirsch

for kids with birthdays between: 06/30/2013 and 07/30/2016

$245 ($225 members)

06/30/2020 – 08/11/2020 (7 meetings)

Tuesdays · 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM · Online Classes Available

Class is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info

Kids Piano: 4 - 6 years with Sam Cantor · Lisa Joy DeRosia

for kids with birthdays between: 07/01/2013 and 08/01/2016

$245 ($225 members)

07/01/2020 – 08/12/2020 (7 meetings)

Wednesdays · 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM · Online Classes Available

Class is full — Call 773.728.6000 for waiting list info

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

for kids with birthdays between: 07/01/2011 and 08/01/2014

$245 ($225 members)

07/01/2020 – 08/12/2020 (7 meetings)

Wednesdays · 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM · Online Classes Available