Grisafi Music Institute (GMI) was opened by Gary Grisafi in 2013 in Bensalem, Pa. Now with over one hundred students and ten teachers; GMI has been successfully teaching students from 5 years old to 80 in all styles and levels of music. GMI expanded into Ambler in 2020. GMI offers one-on-one lessons with the most experienced and professional teachers in the area!
The teachers at GMI of Ambler and Bensalem are accomplished and talented musicians with years of experience in teaching, performing, and recording. GMI teachers will provide students of all ages the knowledge, technique, and confidence to pursue their dreams and passion.
Lessons available: Guitar, Piano, Voice, Drums, Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet, Ukulele, Bass, Trumpet, Music Theory. GMI specializes in all styles of music including: Rock, Jazz, Blues, Classical, Country, Folk and Funk.
Gary Grisafi, owner and principal guitar instructor has been teaching professionally for the past 36 years. Gary has been performing and recording for the past 40 years with artists such as Al Martino, Lee Andrews &: The Hearts, Peter Erskin, Stewkey from the "NAZZ" and many well-known local bands. He has professional recording experience and has worked as a studio musician in local recording studios. Gary studied music (Jazz Guitar) at the University of the Arts (Philadelphia College of the Performing Arts) and studied Guitar with Pat Martino, Ed Flanagan, and Howard Herbert. He is co-author of two music instruction books.
Music lessons provide children with important developmental benefits beyond simply the knowledge or skill of playing a musical instrument. Musical lessons may enhance intelligence and academic achievement, build self-esteem, and improve discipline.
Music education is also important because it will give students a way to connect with other people. Playing music as an adult and child activates several areas of the brain at once, helping to maintain its strength and exercises your joints, helping to keep them flexible, and reduce the risk of arthritis and will also help keep your memory sharp, as you gain new skills.