Piano students enjoyed a special event hosted by the Gilmore this spring - the annual Gilmore KeysFest, held this year on February 20, 2016. The daylong festival is designed to support the musical interest of students in grades 1 to 12. All skill levels are invited to participate. The event is set up like a master class, and each student benefits from one-on-one instruction from professional pianists. The children play before a small audience of supportive students and adults. The public is invited to attend.
Students participating in KeysFest bring their own music selection and prepare it for performance with the help of a teacher, or “clinician.” Among the clinician’s for this year were Dr. Lia Jensen-Abbott, Jeanne Hanley Thelen, Dr. Derek Polishchuk, Eric Van De Vort, and Dr. Zhihua Tang. Jeremy Siskind attended the event as a special guest clinician.