Michael Gilsinan
Classical Guitar & founder

Master of Music in Guitar Performance
Mannes College, The New School, New York
Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance
Mannes College, The New School, New York
Recording Engineering & Post Production
Institute of Audio Research, Greenwich Village, New York

Founder of Fort Lee School of Music (2010), Michael Gilsinan is a proven leader in his field with vast capabilities — following an unconventional career path. Under his guidance, FLSM has taught 25,000+ lessons, hosted 50+ concerts; and created Fort Lee's first guitar orchestra. Emphasizing practical skills in conjunction with fundamentals of music; Michael continues to hone his own “Where Fun Meets Challenging!” approach to music education.

As a performer, Michael’s signature is the modernization of traditional styles of music, at times, using multinational instruments in combination with the guitar. Michael has been a featured guitarist-in-concert at:

  • Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.

  • Sydney Opera House, Australia

  • Wesleyan University, Connecticut

  • Teatro Nacional, Panama

  • Camerata Hall, South Korea

  • Smithsonian, Washington, D.C.

  • Sheen Center, New York, NY.

  • Marshall University, West Virginia

  • Towson University, Maryland

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Co-founded with his wife/partner Gigi Lau Gilsinan — SUPtown Music & Arts — their latest Uptown Manhattan venture will open in Fall 2019.

In November 2001, majoring in Audio Engineering, Michael graduated from Institute of Audio Research in Greenwich Village. Michael later studied with Michael Newman, earning a Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees in Guitar Performance from Mannes College.

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