Piano Labs

Gilmore Piano Labs are taught year round in multiple locations by professional piano teachers and music therapists. Elementary age students as well as adults enjoy small group classes, and music therapy programs assist young adults in developing life and social skills.

In light of Covid-19 restrictions, The Gilmore Piano Labs will be following area public schools’ Safe Start Plans.

Virtual Piano Lab classes will meet via Google Classroom once a week and will be taught by the Piano Lab instructors that students are assigned to regularly at school. In-person classes will be available according to individual school regulations.

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

Instruction in the basics of playing the piano and reading music, plus music theory, music history, and listening skills, open to students in grades 2 through 5 enrolled at Ann J. Kellogg.

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Spring Valley Elementary School | Kalamazoo

Instruction in the basics of playing the piano and reading music, plus music theory, music history, and listening skills, open to students in grades 2 through 5 enrolled at Spring Valley.

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Woods Lake Elementary School | Kalamazoo

Instruction in the basics of playing the piano and reading music, plus music theory, music history, and listening skills, open to students in grades 2 through 5 enrolled at Woods Lake.

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Maple Street YMCA Piano Lab for Youth and Adults

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 Kathy Hernandez, Piano Lab Coordinator,  Adam Schumaker, Director of Education, or Leslie Baron, Education and Community Engagement Manager. Telephone: 269.342.1166.

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