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Currently available for $21.99 exclusively at the GIRARDI MUSIC STUDIO. Place your order today!

A revolutionary new approach about learning how to sight-read on the guitar.

A method designed for experienced guitar players who want to truly develop their sight-reading skills.



The Vth Position Guitar Method Book


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Steve Girardi's brand new Vth Position Method book! The book offers a very different and unique insight to sight-reading on the guitar. It contains reading and rhythmic exercises, songs and chord charts. Total number of pages 44.




In August of 1990, Girardi Music Studio's founder Stephen Girardi, started a small teaching studio in Summit, 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, approach and tradition 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. We love it and so will you!



The Girardi Music Studio located at 340 Main Street in Madison, New Jersey offers the finest in music instruction. Lessons are offered on guitar, piano, voice, acoustic and electric bass, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, trumpet, bluegrass violin and drums.  Established in 1990 GMS has proudly served the communities  of Madison, Summit, Chatham, Florham Park, Harding and Morristown. 

Styles of Instruction


 Having some of the finest instructors in the New York metropolitan area, GMS is the place to develop your skills and attain your musical goals. Instruction is offered on all styles and levels. In depth instruction is offered in jazz, blues, rock, classical, folk, pop, funk, reggae, new age, bluegrass and country.  From the basic beginner to the performing professional, we are here to help you succeed. 

Levels of Instruction



The beginner level private lesson is perfect for first-time musicians. Students will learn the basics of their instrument and musical theory.



The intermediate level is for those musicians that have a solid background and understanding of their instrument and have played for over two years.

Advanced and Sandole Method


Private instruction with Steve Girardi


The cost of a 30 minute private lesson is $35 or $40 depending on your instructor.

There is a simple registration form to fill out which can be emailed to you.

Lessons are paid on a monthly basis.

Special rates apply for instruction with Steve Girardi: email the studio for details.

Skype lessons with Steve Girardi are now available!

Contact the studio for more info and to schedule a lesson

Request a pdf registration form to get started today!

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Feel free to reach out with any questions, inquiries, or to get started with your first lesson. 

Girardi Music Studio

340 Main Street, Madison, New Jersey 07940, United States

(973) 360-1400


Monday - Thursday 3pm to 8pm
Saturday - 11am to 4pm

Friday and Sunday: Closed 

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