Piano Labs

The Gilmore Piano Labs and After School Piano are currently closed. When schools reopen we will update families with information for their students.

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.

Piano Labs in Elementary Schools: Currently offered in three elementary schools, these labs are open to students grade 2 through 5 enrolled in the schools.

Piano Labs at the Maple Street YMCA: Group classes offered to the public at various skill levels and age groups.

Piano Labs at the Kalamazoo County Juvenile Home: Presented by a music therapist in collaboration with classroom teachers, these labs use music to help at-risk youth develop their creativity and confidence-building skills.

Piano Labs at the Kalamazoo RESA Young Adult Program: Working in tandem with the principals of the Young Adult Program, these labs reinforce adult living skills through classroom songwriting, small group piano lessons, and drum circle exercises.


For more information about Piano Labs, please contact Adam Schumaker, Director of Education, at 269.342.1166 or aschumaker@thegilmore.org

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Ann J. Kellogg Elementary School | Battle Creek

Piano instruction during and after school in Battle Creek

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Spring Valley Elementary School | Kalamazoo

Piano instruction during and after school in Kalamazoo

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Woods Lake Elementary School | Kalamazoo

Piano instruction during and after school in Kalamazoo

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Maple Street YMCA Piano Lab for Youth and Adults

Piano instruction for children and adults

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Kalamazoo County Juvenile Home

Music program for at-risk students

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Young Adult Program at Kalamazoo RESA

Using music to develop adult living skills for young people with disabilities at the Kalamazoo RESA.

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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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