Saturday Arts at ILS

  • Weekend Classes

    Music and Improv at ILS Greenwood
  • Saturday Music

    Music is a wonderful new adventure that children are immediately drawn to. From a young age, children hear many amazing sounds such as birds tweeting, raindrops falling, or the voices of their loved ones. Music is around us every day, so there’s no surprise that children gravitate towards musical instruments. Our Saturday classes provide a variety of ways for children to engage with music.

    Music and Movement:  For toddlers 18 months – 42 months old, our Music and Movement classes let parents participate and learn alongside their children. Being active with your child, having fun and encouraging curiosity is a great way to motivate their interests. Space is limited to 10 students, each with 1 parent or guardian.

    Fall Session: Saturdays at 10am, September 17 – November 19,
    10 sessions at $225.00
    Register Here

    Private Music Lessons: We also offer private lessons in piano, guitar and ukulele in 20- or 30-minute lesson blocks for students from age 4.
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  • Meet the Teacher

    A native Seattleite, music has always been an important part of Ms. Gilly’s life. After graduating with her Bachelors in Music at Seattle Pacific University in 2017, she has spent the last four years teaching Pre-K in various environments. In addition to teaching our Music and Movement classes, and private music instruction, Ms. Gilly currently teaches Pre-K music at a private school and is a substitute teacher in the Shoreline Public School District.


  • Youth Improv

    Like music, improv provides many benefits for children, in harnessing both their creative and academic endeavors. Improv boosts our understanding of the four C’s: creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication.

    Beginning in September 2022, ILS is teaming up with Comedy Sportz Seattle to bring youth improv classes to our Greenwood studio. Enrollment opens August 1.

    Improv For Kids – 5 to 7 year old: Looking for something fun, playful, and creative for your 5 to 7 year old child to do this fall? Our Improv for Kids course is a perfect fit! Over ten weeks, your child will learn confidence, creativity, and group support through a wide range of hilarious improv games and exercises designed specifically for kids. Led by a professional improv comedian and teacher, this course encourages group interaction and teamwork, all while they are playing in a safe and supportive environment. Laughing, learning, and having fun all at the same time! Space is limited to 20 students.

    Fall Session: Saturdays at 10am, September 17 – November 19
    10 sessions, 2 payments of $175.00 billed the 1st of each month

    Improv Comedy For Kids – 8 to 10 year old: Is your child funny? Do they have an active imagination that could use an outlet? Our Improv Comedy For Kids course can provide your child with that creative encouragement, and much more!

    In this ten week course, your child will learn the very tenants of improvisation, and also how to apply them to improv comedy. Through a wide variety of fun, engaging, and interactive improv comedy games and exercises, they will learn such valuable skills as active listening, self confidence, group collaboration, and the importance of supporting each other and making each other look good. And it all ends with their very own showcase performance for family and friends to attend. A great experience that you and your child will never forget! Space is limited to 20 students.

    Fall Session: Saturdays at 11am, September 17 – November 19
    10 sessions, 2 payments of $175.00 billed the 1st of each month

  • Join our improv inquiry list!

  • Meet the Teacher

    Phoebe Richards is a Seattle based improvisor, director, teacher and podcaster. She grew up in Seattle and discovered her passion for performing by taking classes at the Seattle Children’s theater. After graduating from Evergreen State College in 2005 she returned to Seattle and began taking improv classes with Jet City Improv. Soon after she was being cast in shows and in 2012 was cast in ComedySportz Seattle and through them became an improv teacher. The skills Phoebe most focuses on with her teaching are listening, teamwork, and -most of all- imagination. She believes that the playfulness and storytelling in improv develops empathy, confidence and joy.


    First time enrollment at Illumination Learning Studio requires a one-time $35 registration fee.

    Payment in-full is due prior to the start of sessions or lessons.  No refunds will be made within a 14-day window of when the session begins. (please review our COVID-19 Response updated refund policies).  

    Questions about registration?  Please email our Business Office Administrator at

  • COVID-19 Safety Procedures and Guidelines

    ILS COVID-19 Prevention Measures
    • My kids have attended ILS for Pre-K, Kindergarten, and summer camps, and every single day, they go to school excited to learn and engage and come home happy, energized, and eager to share everything they’ve absorbed during the day. With the upheaval of the last year, ILS has provided stability for my kids, first online, and then in person, with their creative, dynamic programming (like Harry Potter summer camp!), and it has given our whole family so much comfort. I am so grateful to have found ILS for my kids!

      Shayne A.
    • ILS has provided wonderful after school enrichment for my children for the past 3 years, in addition to wonderful summer camps. During COVID, they have ensured safety with strict enforcement of health policies. I love that my daughter can still have some “fun” during these difficult times.

      Danae N.
    • ILS is the highlight of my 7-year-old daughter’s day. She’s built strong friendships, loves her teachers and most importantly, really loves the programming. She comes home every day excited to share the art she’s created or tell us about a new skill she’s learned. We highly recommend ILS. It is filling a need for our daughter that isn’t filled during her school day. Thank you, ILS!

      Kelly D.
  • Locations:

    Illumination Learning Studio is happy to offer Saturday programming at the below location:
    • Greenwood

      7720 Greenwood Ave N. Suite 101
      Seattle, WA 98103


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