Piano Labs

Gilmore Piano Labs are taught year-round in multiple locations by professional piano teachers and music therapists. Students grade 2 through adult enjoy small group piano classes, and music therapy programs assist young adults in developing life and social skills.

The Gilmore Piano Labs will be following area public schools’ Safe Start Plans as they emerge for the 2021-2022 school year.

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek Piano Labs are expecting to provide in-person classes for the 2021-2022 school year. Virtual options may become available once the back-to-school plan is confirmed.

Through the generous support of our education sponsors, we are able to loan keyboards to families that do not currently have access to an instrument.  The Keys2Kids program is available to any student registered for the Gilmore Piano Labs.

To register for Piano Labs, please select your school below and find the “Register Now” button.


Meet Damita, a student at Ann J. Kellogg Elementary School who loves The Gilmore’s Piano Lab classes.

 

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Ann J. Kellogg Elementary School | Battle Creek

Small group piano lessons for grades 3 through 5 enrolled at Ann J Kellogg Elementary. Lessons are part of the school day. Students learn music reading, music theory and history, and listening skills.

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Spring Valley Elementary School | Kalamazoo

Small group piano lessons for grades 2 through 5 enrolled at Spring Valley Elementary. Lessons are part of the school day. Students learn music reading, music theory and history, and listening skills.

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Woods Lake Elementary School | Kalamazoo

Small group piano lessons for grades 2 through 5 enrolled at Woods Lake Elementary. Lessons are part of the school day. Students learn music reading, music theory and history, and listening skills.

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Community Piano Lab at the Maple Street YMCA

Group classes in playing the piano offered to the public at various skill levels and age groups.

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Kalamazoo County Juvenile Home

A program taught by a music therapist in collaboration with classroom teachers that uses music to help at-risk youth develop their creativity and confidence-building skills.

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Young Adult Program at Kalamazoo RESA

A program that reinforces adult living skills for young people with disabilities through classroom songwriting, small group piano lessons, and drum circle exercises.

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Questions About Education?

Please direct questions to Adam Schumaker, Director of Education, or Leslie Baron, Education and Community Engagement Manager. Telephone: 269.342.1166.

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