The Studio is currently closed from onsite teaching. We have switched to Skype only!




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. The new studio gives us the ability to offer small ensembles and jam sessions. 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.