Gil Estes is a native of Atlanta, Georgia where he studied with Dr. Paul Mann and Mr. Bill Hill. He graduated from the Florida State University where he studied with Dr. William Cramer and Dr. John Drew. Gil later attended the University of Northern Colorado where he studied with Mr. Buddy Baker.
After college, Gil taught high school band in South Florida as well as metro-Atlanta. As a trombonist, Gil is an active free-lance musician, playing in various venues around metro-Atlanta. In addition to playing, he maintains a trombone studio and is the musical director for the Atlanta Trombone Ensemble.