Michael Gilsinan, Guitar Teacher

In 2010, Michael Gilsinan officially launched the Fort Lee School of Music.  Michael has proven to be a leader in his field with the ability to bring together a diverse group of talented professionals.   Emphasizing a strong community by encouraging collaborations amongst students with a focus on the fundamentals of music, Mr. Gilsinan continues to hone his own approach to music education.  His teaching motto is “where fun meets challenging.”

As a musician, his signature is the modernization of ancient songs using multinational instruments.  Michael has been a featured guitarist in concerts at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.; Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia; Teatro Nacional, Casco Viejo, Panama; and Camerata Hall, Paju, South Korea.    

Michael holds a Masters Degree and Bachelors Degree in Guitar Performance from Mannes College the New School for Music in New York City where he studied in the guitar studio of Michael Newman and Frederic Hand.