With over 30 years of experience, GMS owner and instructor T. H. Gillespie brings professionalism to each lesson, along with a friendly, understanding approach.
Gillespie Music Studio provides even young & beginning students with high-quality music lessons in classical and contemporary piano style, and contemporary guitar and bass technique. You'll learn the necessary tools for improvising and arranging in contemporary style.
Whether you're totally new to music or have some experience under your belt, your music lessons will be relaxed and fun.
"I really enjoy my piano lessons, and also our recording sessions. I can put my tracks onto a CD or my ipod and let my friends and family hear my arrangements."
“If I had had a teacher like T.H. when I was a kid, I wouldn’t have quit studying music at such an early age.”
What do typical lessons include?
We usually include one or two drills that are performed around the entire key circle, so that proficiency is gained in every key (rather than only in the “easy” keys). This can include melodic as well as harmonic phrases (notes as well as chords).
Even young and beginning students are encouraged to try improvising from time to time, if not often.
If a student is planning to enter ISSMA, we can forego our standard approach to focus on the actual ISSMA repertoire piece. Our students consistently win gold in ISSMA, even in the highest division (LEVEL I).
Preparation for college-level proficiency: Owner and instructor T. H. Gillespie successfully entered Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, as did his brother, Luke Gillespie, who presently is on the IUJSoM piano faculty. So we know what it takes to audition for such programs. We can prepare any student who wishes to audition at this level.
Recording tracks helps you learn how music is created. From time to time, you'll be able to orchestrate your own compositions and arrangements.
For performance bookings, lessons or other inquiries, please call
(317) 537-7661 or click below:
For performance bookings, lessons or other inquiries, please call (317) 537-7661 or click below: