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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 03/02/2020

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


Group Classes for the session beginning 05/04/2020

Guitar 2 - Kids with Sam Cantor

for kids with birthdays between: 05/04/2007 and 05/04/2012

$168 ($151 members)

05/04/2020 – 06/22/2020 (8 meetings)

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

Guitar 3 - Kids with Sam Cantor

for kids with birthdays between: 05/04/2007 and 05/04/2012

$168 ($151 members)

05/04/2020 – 06/22/2020 (8 meetings)

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

Kids Ensemble with Sam Cantor · Camilo Rincon

for kids with birthdays between: 05/04/2008 and 05/04/2014

$405 ($378 members)

05/04/2020 – 08/17/2020 (16 meetings)

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

Little Red Piano with Sam Cantor

for kids with birthdays between: 07/05/2015 and 11/05/2016

$168 ($148 members)

05/05/2020 – 06/23/2020 (8 meetings)

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

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

for kids with birthdays between: 05/05/2013 and 06/05/2016

$280 ($260 members)

05/05/2020 – 06/23/2020 (8 meetings)

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

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

for kids with birthdays between: 05/05/2013 and 06/05/2016

$280 ($260 members)

05/05/2020 – 06/23/2020 (8 meetings)

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

Wiggleworms 2 years with Sam Cantor

for kids with birthdays between: 05/06/2017 and 07/06/2018

$160 ($140 members)

05/06/2020 – 06/24/2020 (8 meetings)

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

Wiggleworms 12-24 months with Sam Cantor

for kids with birthdays between: 05/06/2018 and 07/06/2019

$160 ($140 members)

05/06/2020 – 06/24/2020 (8 meetings)

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

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

for kids with birthdays between: 05/06/2013 and 06/06/2016

$280 ($260 members)

05/06/2020 – 06/24/2020 (8 meetings)

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

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

for kids with birthdays between: 05/06/2011 and 06/06/2014

$280 ($260 members)

05/06/2020 – 06/24/2020 (8 meetings)

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

Beginning Strummers: 5 - 7 years with Sam Cantor

for kids with birthdays between: 05/09/2012 and 05/09/2015

$192 ($172 members)

05/09/2020 – 06/27/2020 (8 meetings)

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

Guitar 1 - Kids with Sam Cantor

for kids with birthdays between: 05/09/2007 and 05/09/2012

$192 ($172 members)

05/09/2020 – 06/27/2020 (8 meetings)

Saturdays · 10:00 AM – 10:55 AM · 909 W Armitage Ave

Wiggleworms: Meet the Instruments with Sam Cantor

for kids with birthdays between: 05/09/2015 and 07/09/2017

$160 ($140 members)

05/09/2020 – 06/27/2020 (8 meetings)

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

Guitar 3 - Kids with Sam Cantor

for kids with birthdays between: 05/09/2007 and 05/09/2012

$192 ($172 members)

05/09/2020 – 06/27/2020 (8 meetings)

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