Stephen Girardi

Adjunct Guitar Professor

With over 30 years of teaching experience, Steve is the Director and Founder of the Girardi Music Studio in Madison. Qualified in the areas of music theory, composition, advanced modal and jazz improvisation, both plectrum and fingerstyle guitar. A highly regarded guitarist and composer in the East Coast jazz scene since the 1980’s, Steve frequently performs in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area with his jazz quartet. Steve has released two original CD recordings "Within Inside" and "Blue Sky with Tears".

Special Training: 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, Benny Golson and James Moody. The Maestro gave this honor to Steve after years of extensive study.

Links of interest:

Professional artist website
Private teaching studio

Email address: stephen_girardi@fdu.edu


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