Guitar

Cody Gifford

Dr. G. is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, a method for helping students move with grace, poise, and good use of the self.

Biography

Cody Gifford teaches elementary general music and high school guitar at DAIS. For almost twenty years, Dr. G. has taught music in American public schools and international schools in Colorado, Pennsylvania, Israel, China, and the Dominican Republic. For most of that time, he directed bands and orchestras. He is a graduate of Arkansas Tech University (Bachelor of Arts – Music Education summa cum laude) and the University of Colorado – Boulder (Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts) where he specialized in instrumental conducting.

Dr. G. is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, a method for helping students move with grace, poise, and good use of the self. In addition to music, he loves spending time with family, reading, cooking, and traveling.

The Start of School Year

The start date for all DAIS divisions has been moved from August 5th to September 1st. We continue to monitor the recent Covid-19 outbreak in the Dalian area and will report to the community any impact that this outbreak may have on the start of the school year.