My name is Michael Gijan and I am a passionate and dedicated music teacher with several years of experience. I have always had a deep love for music and a desire to share that love with others. I began my musical journey at a young age, starting with music books when I was just five years old. As I grew older, my passion for music only intensified, and I decided to pursue music and a strong desire to share that passion with others.
I began my musical journey at a young age, starting with music books and gradually expanding to include other instruments such as guitar, violin, and drums. I quickly discovered that music had the power to captivate and inspire me in a way that nothing else could. It became my refuge and creative outlet, and I knew from an early age that I wanted to pursue a career in music.
After high school, I decided to further my education by studying music at my House. There, I honed my skills in music theory, composition, and performance, and was fortunate enough to study under some truly supportive and inspiring mentors.
During my time at my House, I had the opportunity to gain hands-on teaching experience as a music tutor. This experience solidified my passion for music education and deepened my understanding of the transformative power that music can have on students of all ages.
Following my graduation, I embarked on my career as a music teacher. I have had the privilege of working with students of various ages and skill levels, from young beginners to advanced musicians. Throughout my teaching career, I have strived to create a nurturing and supportive environment that encourages creativity, curiosity, and a love for music.
I believe that music education is not just about teaching students to play an instrument, but also about fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation for music as an art form. I strive to expose my students to a wide range of musical genres and styles, encouraging them to explore their own musical interests and develop their unique talents.
In addition to my work as a music teacher, I am actively involved in the local music community. I have performed in various ensembles and bands, and have organized and participated in numerous musical events and showcases. I firmly believe in the power of music to bring people together and create a sense of community, and I am committed to promoting and supporting local musicians and artists.
As a music teacher, my ultimate goal is to inspire and empower my students, helping them to discover the joy and fulfillment that music can bring to their lives. I am dedicated to providing a well-rounded music education that encompasses technical proficiency, artistic expression, and a deep appreciation for the beauty of music.
I am grateful for the opportunities I have had to share my love for music with others, and I am excited to continue my journey as a music teacher, constantly learning and evolving alongside my students. Music has enriched my life in countless ways, and I am committed to helping others experience the transformative power of music for themselves.
Instrument / Discipline
- Youth (7-17)
- Adults (18+)
- Young Children (under 7)
- Music school
- Student's home
- Teacher's home
- Teacher's studio
- 2021 - Level 5 Piano Certification - DoReMi World
- 2021 - Rockschool (RSL) Level 5 Drums Certification - Rockschool (RSL)
- 2021 - Rockschool (RSL) Level 8 Ukelele Certification - Rockschool (RSL)
- 2020 - Rockschool (RSL) Level 7 Bass Guitar Certification - Rockschool (RSL)
- 2020 - Rockschool (RSL) Level 7 Electric Guitar Certification - Rockschool (RSL)
- Connecticut Music Teachers Association - Provincial / State
- Music Teachers National Association - National