Michigan GIML

Supporting the study, support, and growth of Music Learning Theory throughout the state of Michigan.

Welcome to the Michigan Chapter of the Gordon Institute for Music Learning. We are a non-profit organization of K-12 music teachers dedicated to the enrichment of music education in Michigan through the application of Music Learning Theory as developed by Dr. Edwin Gordon.
Our mission is to: 

 • Share teaching ideas and techniques involving Music Learning Theory through workshops and newsletters.
 • Continue the study of Music Learning Theory. 
 • Keep abreast of current research as it relates to our teaching.
 • Support educators using Music Learning Theory 
 • Advocate the use of Music Learning Theory in our schools.

GIML Ethics Statement: 
The Gordon Institute for Music Learning strongly encourages members to act in a positive and professional manner when discussing our organization and Music Learning Theory in general.  Members are encouraged to recognize and remain open to varied approaches and to celebrate both our differences and our similarities.

What's New With Michigan GIML?

Michigan GIML Events and Workshops

More workshops coming soon!

Michigan GIML Board

Claire peterson


Claire Peterson teaches DK-1st grade music at Wilkshire Early Childhood Center in Haslett, MI. She earned her Bachelors in Music Education from Michigan State University with Cindy Taggart and is finishing her Masters in Music Education from Eastern Michigan University with Heather Shouldice. Claire holds her Elementary General Level 1 from GIML. 

Claire is also loves fitness and is a barre instructor at The Barre Code in East Lansing! 

Jess glaser


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Maria schoon


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alicia bushor


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Rosalia schultz

jillian brennan



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Emily Elbode


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