Epic Center Community Piano Lab | Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo Community Piano Lab

The Community Piano Lab is located in the lower level of The Epic Center in downtown Kalamazoo. Small-group piano lessons for children and adults are available at a variety of musical levels.

Fall 2024 registration will be open soon. Schedules are created based on teacher and student availability and meet once per week for 45 minutes. Click on the link below to register. You will be contacted by The Gilmore when your registration is complete to confirm your schedule and answer any questions you may have. Class times are listed on the registration form.

Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 Session Dates Coming Soon

Fall Registration opens August 19, 2024!

Payment assistance options and multiple children discounts are available upon request. Please email Liz Kelly

Group Piano Lab Classes

Beginner
Group lessons for elementary aged students.
The Beginner class is for elementary students that are new to piano or have taken our pre-reading class.
This class uses the Primer and Level 1 Faber Lesson books to teach students how to read music, and basic rhythms.

Early Intermediate
The Early Intermediate class is for students who have completed our Beginner class or at similar level.
This class uses the Level 2a and Level 2b Faber Lesson books to teach students about beginning chords, use of the damper pedal, and key signatures.

Intermediate
The Intermediate class is for students who have completed our Early Intermediate class or are at a similar level. This class uses the Level 3a and Level 3b Faber Lesson books to teach students about minor scales, triplets and sixteenth notes, and complex time signatures.

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Advanced
The Advanced level is for students who have completed all other classes or are at a similar level.
This class uses the Level 4 and Level 5 Faber Lesson books to teach students about the circle of 5ths, style, and musicality.

Adult Beginner
For adults with minimal to no prior experience, this class uses the Faber Adult Lesson Book Series to teach students basic musical concepts, and how to read music.

Adult Continuing
This class is for Adults with prior piano experience and uses the Faber Adult Lesson Book Series to help students build their current skills and study technique and artistry in depth.

Keys 2 Kids Keyboard Lending Program

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. Details on how to borrow a keyboard will be sent after registration is complete. The Keys2Kids keyboard lending program is free of charge to class registrants.

 

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