Piano Lab Instructor

Position Description

The Piano Lab Instructor will teach piano students in the Gilmore Piano Labs programs at Spring Valley Elementary, Woods Lake Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Ann J. Kellogg Elementary, or our Community Piano Labs in Kalamazoo or Battle Creek. Elementary Piano Lab classes consist of 4-6 students, grades 2-5, for 30 minutes twice a week. Community Piano Lab consists of elementary, middle school, and adult classes held 45 minutes once a week.

About The Gilmore

The mission of The Gilmore is to nurture and celebrate a passion for piano music.
The Irving S. Gilmore International Piano Festival (The Gilmore) promotes and develops world-class musical experiences through its Gilmore Artist Awards; Larry J. Bell Jazz Awards;  a biennial music festival featuring the most accomplished international pianists; outstanding piano education and community engagement programs and the commissioning of new music for the piano.



We prefer applicants with piano teaching experience and/or music degrees but we also accept commensurate experience and have a teacher training schedule available to those with less experience teaching piano

  • Teach piano in a group setting for students grades 2 and up
  • Prepare students for winter and spring recitals
  • Augment student’s musical learning through music theory, music history, listening
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers to find suitable times for piano labs to meet
  • Provide behavioral and skill development reporting to Gilmore education team
  • Communicate with the Piano Lab Coordinator to maintain equipment, supplies, and teaching schedule

If you are concerned that you don’t meet all of the qualifications, but are passionate about the position, please apply anyway. The Gilmore is committed to building an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible workplaceso if you’re excited about this opportunity, we hope you’ll consider submitting your application.

Pay Range and Hourly Requirements

This is an hourly temporary part-time position, and pay range is commensurate with experience and skill; starting at $30/hr for teaching and $15/hr for meetings and preparation


To Apply

Submit a resume and cover letter by email to:
Adam Schumaker, Director of Education: [email protected]

At The Gilmore, we value all employees as unique individuals and we welcome the variety of experiences they bring to us. We have a strict non-discrimination policy and we believe everyone should be treated equally and equitably, regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, native language, religion, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, citizenship, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage qualified candidates who fall within these categories to apply for employment.

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