The Gilmore’s Education Programs celebrate the joy of music-making and foster a lifelong appreciation of music. Central to our mission is presenting learning experiences that develop keyboard skills, musical exploration, and performance opportunities for youth and adults.

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Baby Grands

Special family-friendly concerts where our youngest community members are free to crawl, walk, play, and otherwise enjoy themselves throughout the performance.

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Piano Labs

Piano lessons taught year round in multiple locations by professional piano teachers and therapists.

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A full day of piano recitals and instruction held annually for Southwest Michigan students in grades 1-12.

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Piano Camp

Overnight and day camps where children ages 7 to 16 can hone their piano skills and enjoy the great outdoors.

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Adult Enrichment

Multiple ways for adults to learn about the keyboard and engage with classical and jazz music.

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2024 Gilmore Festival Fellows

Five-day residencies in classical piano being offered at the 2022 Gilmore Keyboard Festival.

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Questions About Education?

Please direct questions to Adam Schumaker, Director of Education, x125, Leslie Baron, Education and Community Engagement Manager, x130. For Piano Lab questions, please contact Nicole Buchino-Bell, Piano Lab Coordinator, x103. Gilmore Office Phone: 269.342.1166.

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