In August of 1990, Girardi Music Studio's founder Stephen Girardi, started a small teaching studio in Summt, New Jersey and the Summit Music Studio was born. Over the next 20 years, hundreds of students came to Summit for the unique experience of studying with top professional performing musicians that were also exceptional teachers. That philosophy and approach has carried on to this very day here at the Girardi Music Studio!

What makes us truly different is that we embrace students of all ages, an adult student would feel extremely comfortable here at the studio, as would any younger student. We also have the very prestigious distinction of being one of the only studios in the entire New York metropolitan area that has on staff an authorized Sandole method instructor. Dennis Sandole was a world renowned jazz educator. This honor was given to Steve by the maestro himself after years of extensive study.

All faculty members have unique expertise with their teaching approach and professional experience as performers, from Salzburg to Shenandoah Valley our faculty is what sets us apart.

In October of 2010 we decided to move to a more spacious, aesthetically pleasing location here at  340 Main Street in Madison, New Jersey. The new studio gives us the ability to offer small ensembles in connection with our new jazz studies program. We love it and so will you!

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