Gilbert taught at the Académie commerciale de Québec, the Collège de Lévis, Jésus-Marie de Sillery Convent, the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre-Dame boarding school in Bellevue, and the Séminaire de Québec. He joined the teaching staff of the Laval University Music School when the school opened in 1922. Besides Talbot, his pupils included Edwin Bélanger, Maurice Bernier, and Arthur LeBlanc.
Gilbert served 1918-20 and 1941-4 as president of the Académie de musique de Québec, which made him an honorary member in 1948.
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