Spring Valley Elementary School | Kalamazoo

a young boy watches his hands while playing the keyboard

Special Note Regarding Pickup at Spring Valley Elementary School: Spring Valley pickup from after-school piano is in the library or alternate classroom 10C.

 

Spring Valley Elementary School

Kalamazoo

Piano Lessons and So Much More
The Gilmore Piano Labs provide small group piano lessons twice a week during the school day to students in grades 2 through 5. Students learn the basics of playing the piano and reading music, plus music theory, music history, and listening skills. Playing piano has been proven to exercise the brain in a way that fosters creativity, language, spatial reasoning, and auditory recognition.

After-School Piano (October 2019-April 2020)
After-School Piano provides focused, teacher- supervised practice time once a week for registered students. Participants enjoy games and activities that support musical concepts, taught by Gilmore Fellows (Western Michigan University music students). After-School Piano begins at the end of the school day. Parents must pick up students promptly at 5:30 pm; transportation is not provided. Weekly attendance is required and students must be registered for Piano Lab to participate. Click here for FAQ’s regarding the After-School Program »

Instructors
Gilmore Piano Lab instructors are trained pianists and educators with degrees and professional experience in their fields. The After-School Piano staff also includes the Gilmore Fellows, who are students from WMU’s School of Music.

Scheduling
Registered students attend Piano Lab twice a week for 30 minutes. The Gilmore’s education department works closely with classroom teachers and school administrators to find the best times for students to participate. If you have questions about scheduling, please contact The Gilmore office at 269.342.1166.

Registration
Registration is open from September 1 to October 1. Registered students attend Piano Lab twice a week for 30 minutes. The Gilmore’s education department works closely with classroom teachers and school administrators to find the best times for students to participate. If you have questions about scheduling, please contact The Gilmore office at 269.342.1166.

Fee
Piano Lab, $15.00; After-School Piano, $5.00

Questions About Education?

Please direct questions to Adam Schumaker, Director of Education, or Leslie Baron, Education and Operations Coordinator. Telephone: 269.342.1166.

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