Adam Schumaker, Director of Education    269.342.1166  Education Facebook Page

The Gilmore Keyboard Festival’s Education Programs celebrate the joy of music making and foster a lifelong appreciation of music.

Central to our mission are learning experiences that develop keyboard skills, musical exploration, and performance opportunities for youth and adults.

Baby Grands

No stage? No seats? No problem! Babies and toddlers are invited to this piano playtime featuring one of The Gilmore’s Rising Star Series artists.

Piano Labs

Small group piano lessons are available to students of all ages in a variety of settings throughout Kalamazoo and Battle Creek.


Piano students from across West Michigan perform and receive instruction from professional pianists and educators.

Piano Camp

Student pianists enjoy a week-long camp devoted to piano study and music making at the Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center.

Adult Enrichment

No matter your goal, The Gilmore strives to provide a variety of enrichment opportunities for adult music enthusiasts.

Maria João Pires’s Partitura Residency

From May 1-9, 2020, six applicants will be selected to participate in a unique, highly focused, nine-day piano residency.

Gilmore Music Education Program Sponsors

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Live Stream

Kirill Gerstein

Watch the replay from his 2018 Festival performance.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Help share the experience of seeing the world's greatest musicians


Piano Camp

A week-long camp devoted to piano study and music making.

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