Music Faculty - Stephen Girardi
Composer/guitarist Stephen Girardi has been performing his original music in the New York metropolitan area for more than two decades. A highly regarded jazz guitarist and composer, Steve has performed in numerous metropolitan venues such as NJPAC in Newark. He has released two critically acclaimed CDs, Within Inside in 2002 and Blue Sky With Tears in 2009. Recently New Waves Productions featured his original music in the short film Bartleby. With over thirty years of teaching experience, and qualified in the areas of theory, composition and advanced improvisation, Steve has the unique distinction of being an authorized Sandole method instructor. Dennis Sandole was the distinguished teacher of such jazz luminaries as John Coltrane, Pat Martino, and James Moody. The Maestro gave this honor to Steve after years of extensive study. Steve is the founder and director of the Girardi Music Studio in Madison.