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Michael Gijan

Michael Gijan

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

  • Guitar
  • Percussion
  • Theory
  • Composition
  • Piano
  • Conducting

Spoken languages

  • English
  • Tagalog
  • Tamil

Specialized in

  • Youth (7-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Young Children (under 7)
  • Beginner/Elementary
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Teaches At

  • Music school
  • Online
  • Student's home
  • Teacher's home
  • Teacher's studio


  • 2023 - Level 9 Piano Performance Certification - Royal Conservatory of Music
  • 2023 - Suzuki Violin Performance Certification - Suzuki
  • 2022 - Level 5 Music Theory - Rockschool
  • 2021 - Level 5 Piano Certification - DoReMi World
  • 2021 - Rockschool (RSL) Level 5 Drums Certification - Rockschool
  • 2021 - Rockschool (RSL) Level 7 Bass Guitar Certification - Rockschool
  • 2021 - Rockschool (RSL) Level 8 Ukelele Certification - Rockschool
  • 2020 - Rockschool (RSL) Level 7 Electric Guitar Certification - Rockschool

School Associations

  • Connecticut Music Teachers Association - Provincial / State
  • Music Teachers National Association - National