Steven Gizzi

Steven G.

Santa Clarita, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I always cater my instruction method towards a student's specific needs. Beginners will usually progress through a series of books to help them improve performance technique and grasp the fundamentals of music theory. We then move on to practicing more focused repertoire, which may include anything from Bach and Beethoven to The Beatles and Ben Folds, depending on the student's interests. My goal is always to give the student a set of tools that will allow them to adapt to any style of music.

About Steven G.

Since I first stepped foot in Los Angeles seven years ago, I've devoted myself to pursuing a career of musical passion and excellence. I work as a composer, producer, and recording artist who specializes in writing music for film, television, games, and other multimedia experiences. I believe in infusing fresh, innovative techniques with an old-school attention to detail and devotion to the craft. Along the way, I've kindled a love for music education, and have profoundly enjoyed helping along students of all ages and backgrounds in their budding musical journeys.

I began studying classical piano privately at an early age, and spent four years at the University of Miami studying under Academy Award nominee Chris Boardman, and graduated with a degree in Music Composition & Production and a double minor in Music Business and Creative American Music. After many years of teaching private lessons, I've moved to Santa Clarita to establish my own teaching studio in Saugus. I teach piano, guitar, composition, and music production to students at any proficiency level. I am always on the lookout to work with new people who are just as excited about creating music as I am. I look forward to meeting you and starting our musical journey together!

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Victoria E.
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Steven is wonderful! He really takes time to make sure I understand everything. Would highly recommend him

Posted Jul 25, 2018
Victoria E.
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Stephen is amazing ! What a nice , easy go with the flow knowledgeable patient dude ! So happy to be learning from him. I’m excited for tomorrow !

Posted Jul 9, 2018
Ina and Nathan K.
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Steve is a pleasure having around. He is patient, he inspired my kids and managed them well during the lesson. Steve's knowledge and love for music is motivational.

Posted Jul 13, 2017
Kaden K.
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Although today was my son's first lesson with Steven, I gave him 5 stars because my son really enjoyed the lesson and also liked him a lot. From the start, Steven was calm and very very patient. He made my son comfortable and worked around his pace and level.

Posted Nov 7, 2016
London B.
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Steven was wonderful, my granddaughter was so happy that he is her teacher. She is looking forward to her next lesson on Saturday.

Posted May 7, 2016
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Steven was knowledgeable and patient
Will call on his services again

Posted Mar 10, 2016
Jeanne G.
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Today was my first lesson and I immediately felt comfortable working with Steve. He is very friendly and easy going and I have no reason to doubt that my lessons will be laid back yet also very educational. I felt at ease with my questions and he is good at teaching what he wants to convey. I have every reason to think he's a great teacher and I'm looking forward to my next lesson next week.

Posted Feb 20, 2016
Susu E.
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He is very patient with me and a wonderful teacher, guiding right track for my progress and less ones.

Posted Feb 11, 2016
Benjamin R.
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My son Benjamin really liked his first lesson and wants to go on with the rest of the lessons. He is 12 yard old and he already knows clearly who he wanted as a teacher. I think Steven was a good choice. So far so good..

Posted Nov 18, 2015
Jesus H.
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Very respectful of my concerns and comments. Always attentive to flow of my basic/limited technology.

Posted Nov 17, 2015
Leo B.
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great first lesson

Posted Jul 30, 2015
Paul M.
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Lessons with Steven are great! He was adept at assessing my current level and get me on the right track - and I have been improving faster than I ever could on my own. Give him a shot, you won't regret it!

Posted Jun 4, 2015

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Experience

Composer for Media
Jun 2013 - Present

Steven Gizzi Studios

For more information, feel free to check out my website: www.stevengizzi.com Independently contracted music and sound design for multimedia projects, including film, television, video games, and commercials. Dedicated to crafting authentic audio experiences that deliver emotional depth and rich storytelling. Recent projects include: - CLEOPATRA IN SPACE - Netflix original series - HARVEY GIRLS FOREVER! - Netflix original series - SUBWAY SURFERS: THE ANIMATED SERIES - YouTube web series - LEGO NINJAGO - Cartoon Network

Recording Artist & Producer
Aug 2007 - Present

Steven G.Music

I compose, record, and produce original music as a solo artist. My debut album "The Terrestrial Orchestra" was released on March 25th, 2014. I have composed and produced works in a diverse array of genres and styles, including arrangements for: • Solo piano • Rock band • Jazz/fusion ensemble • Computer-based electronic mediums • Full orchestra • String quartet/quintet • Choral groups • Solo singer-songwriter

Education

Music Composition & Production
Aug 2011 - May 2015

University of Miami

Pop/Rock Keyboard
Jun 2010 - Aug 2010

Berklee College of Music

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Awards

NAMM President's Innovation Award
Nov 2013

National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM)

Dickinson Music Scholarship
Aug 2011

Frost School of Music, University of Miami

Affiliations

Music Teachers' Association of California
Jun 2019
MTAC aspires to be the recognized leader in (1) Student Programs, which make a positive impact in the quality of music education and in the lives of music students; (2) Member Programs, which inspire quality teaching, the pursuit of ongoing teacher education and member involvement with community outreach; (3) a thriving Foundation, which funds Student Programs and member needs through its investments, donations, and grants.
Broadcast Music Inc.
Feb 2014
One of three United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP and SESAC. It collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed. In FY 2013, BMI collected more than $944 million in licensing fees and distributed $814 million in royalties.
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America
Dec 2011
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America (also known as Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Mu Alpha, or simply Sinfonia) is an American collegiate social[1] fraternity for men with a special interest in music. The fraternity is open to men "who, through a love for music, can assist in the fulfillment of [its] Object and ideals either by adopting music as a profession, or by working to advance the cause of music in America."
Society of Composers, Inc.
Sep 2011
SCI is an independent organization concerned with the fellowship, collaboration, career goals, and objectives of new and contemporary music composers and those interested in topics related to composition.

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