Free Saturday music classes offered for K-5 students

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Saturday Music Lab Oct. 13 and Nov. 3

KALAMAZOO—Western Michigan University is offering its Saturday Music Lab to students in grades kindergarten through five from 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 13 and Nov. 3 in the Dalton Center.

Free to all participants, the two-hour experience involves singing, moving and instrument playing activities designed by music education students under the supervision of faculty and practicing music educators. These experiences not only enrich school-based curricular instruction for K-5 students, but also provide opportunities for WMU music education majors to refine their instructional and leadership skills in a real-world environment.

Each Saturday Music Lab is built around children's song literature, with participants rotating between developmentally appropriate classes focused on melodic and rhythmic aspects of the songs. Specific activities may vary from week to week but will always include singing, moving and instrument playing. No special musical skills are needed.

Classes meet in Dalton Center classrooms. Check-in before each session and pick-up after is in the Dalton Center Lobby. Free parking is available in the Miller Auditorium Parking Deck.

Registration is required and available at

Saturday Music Lab

The Saturday Music Lab is provided by the music education program in the School of Music as a service to the greater Kalamazoo area community.

For more information, contact Dr. David Smith, WMU music education chair, at or (269) 387-4723.