John holds a masters degree in collaborative piano from the University of California, Irvine, where he was a fellowship student of Nina Scolnik.
Pianist John Gilmour is an active chamber musician, collaborative pianist, and educator. He has taught piano since his undergraduate studies at Temple University. Drawing upon extensive study of the Taubman Approach and Alexander Technique, John is interested in a holistic, fully embodied approach to music-making that enables students to uncover and nurture their innate musicality. He has a special interest in guiding the beginning piano student to develop healthy technique and build a strong musical foundation.
For five years, John served on the accompanying staff at Scripps College, where he regularly performed alongside faculty and students and accompanied the choirs. He was a founding teaching artist of Sister Cities Girlchoir, the El Sistema-inspired choral academy in Philadelphia. John holds a masters degree in collaborative piano from the University of California, Irvine, where he was a fellowship student of Nina Scolnik. Prior to moving to California he studied with Susan Nowicki in Philadelphia. Currently he is pursuing the Dalcroze Eurythmics Teaching Certificate, for which he has received grant support from the Dalcroze Society of America and MTNA. He has taught piano at the Claremont Community School of Music since 2018 and joined the piano faculty at the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts in 2023.