Gigi Gizem

Gigi G.

New York, NY
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All ages are welcome. I am an experienced musician and educator with a B.M dual degree in Jazz Composition and Performance from Berklee College of Music, as well as a Master of Music Theory and Composition Degree in Scoring for Film and Multimedia from New York University.

I encourage learning with creativity and curiosity, which makes the lessons both fun and productive. I mainly teach voice, piano, music theory and composition lessons for all ages.

Besides these subjects, I also give lessons for ABRSM exam prep, college-bound musician prep, music theory placement exam, music history placement exam, ear training, arranging, orchestration, counterpoint, classical harmony, jazz harmony, Logic Pro, Sibelius and Pro Tools.

Formerly, I taught voice at City Music Mentoring Program in Boston, and worked as a music tutor at Berklee College of Music Learning Center for subjects such as harmony, ear training, arranging and counterpoint. As a music tutor, I was responsible for helping students, who were having trouble, advance in these subjects.

Along with teaching, I continue working as a composer and performer for a variety of local and remote projects ranging from music for film to concert music for jazz orchestra.

Please let me know if you have any questions,
Looking forward to working with you!

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  • Background Checked
  • Awarded Winner of The Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award 2017 from ASCAP & The Herb Alpert Foundation
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Reviews (2)

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Megan Kim Jul 11, 2019
Singing · In studio

She was the great teacher for my son. She has helped my son to build up strong foundation on voice. She is kind and pleasant as well!

Lincoln May 4, 2018
Piano · In studio

My 6yr old just took his first lesson and is hooked. Gigi is very sweet and stirred up an excitement in him. My son definitely liked the "idea" of learning the piano but is now confidant and actually writing his first song! Who knew, 5 notes and you can become a composer! BRAVO GIGI:)

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Jun 2011 - Nov 2018



Master of Music Theory and Composition With Concentration in Scoring for Film & Multimedia
Sep 2012 - May 2014

New York University (Steinhardt)

Bachelor of Music: Jazz Composition & Performance Dual Major
Jan 2007 - May 2011

Berklee College of Music



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Winner of The Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award 2017
Feb 2017

ASCAP & The Herb Alpert Foundation

Honorable Mention
Jun 2015

Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra Composition Contest

Dr. A. Kurtz Scholarship
Sep 2012


Steinhardt Film Scoring Scholarship
Sep 2012


Outstanding Scholar Award
Aug 2010

Berklee College of Music

Quincy Jones Award
Apr 2009

Berklee College of Music & Quincy Jones Foundation


Society of Composers and Lyricists
Feb 2015
The Society Of Composers & Lyricists is an organization consisting of Hollywood's professional motion picture, Television, and multimedia music composers, songwriters and lyricists, with histories in the art of scoring for motion pictures and television. Many of its members have won or been nominated for Oscars, Emmys and Grammy Awards.
Sep 2014
ASCAP is a membership association of more than 625,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. We uphold the value of our members’ music, and help them thrive alongside the businesses that use their music every day.

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