My studio is a friendly and supportive environment where you can learn contemporary piano styles including pop, rock, jazz, and music theory along with composition and improvisation. I help students set and meet their musical goals through proven training techiques that yield steady progress while providing a fun and unique experience.
I've spent most of my life making music as a pianist, arranger and Emmy award winning composer. I'm passionate about sharing the joys of music performance and creation. I strive to see my students find that same passion, knowing that it can provide a lifetime of pleasure for themselves and their friends and family.
I decided to take piano lessons at 57 years old. Jerome took the time to discuss my "why's" and reasons. He did research and found me the perfect keyboard. The lessons have been amazing. Jerome brings something new to every lesson. Everyone needs music in their life in some form. I have a very hectic schedule and piano helps to balance my life as well as raise the bar to the quality of my life. I highly recommend Jerome for piano lessons. He goes above and beyond to make your lessons personable, enjoyable and exciting.
My son is a 13 year-old that was really losing interest in his piano training. His teacher of six years suggeste Jerome Gilmer for my son's continued training. It has been a wonderful experience. My son has a renewed interest in writing his music and furthering his theoretical training. Music literacy and fluency is important to him again. Jerome reignited that spark! I am eternally grateful.
I first like to meet with a prospective student and talk about what their goals are in studying with me. There is no charge for this initial meeting - I just want to get to know them a little and make sure that they have a good understanding of what it will take for them to learn to play well. I make sure they have answers to any questions or concerns, and that they have a good understanding of what it will be like to work with me. My main goal is to be sure that we start out in a way that will insure their success in music.
Bachelor of Music Degree in Jazz Studies, Masters Degree in Music Theory & Composition