Guitar and Bass Teachers

Includes other fretted instruments: ukulele, mandolin, & banjo

Michael Andrew

Guitar • Bass

LOCATION
New Providence, Virtual

EDUCATION
Berklee College of Music

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
20+ years
Pingry School, Summit Board of Education, private instruction

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS
Active singer-guitarist-performer and resident of Basking Ridge, NJ

FAVORITE GENRES TO TEACH
Singer-songwriter, American Standards, Beatles, Folk & Blues picking, Rock, Jazz Band, and Country. Michael also helps prepare students for auditions and entrance exams.

Michele Fiorindo

Guitar • Bass • Ukulele • Mandolin

LOCATION
New Providence, Scotch Plains, Virtual

EDUCATION
Kean University

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
20+ years
Public school educator; private instruction; leader of guitar program at Arts School in Newark

FAVORITE GENRES TO TEACH
Classical, Jazz, rock, blues, country, Brazilian music

Daseul Kim

Electric Bass • Upright Bass • Guitar • Ukulele

LOCATION
New Providence, Virtual

EDUCATION
William Paterson University

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
14+ years teaching many styles of electric and upright bass

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS
Performed with Vincent Herring, Eric Alexander, Bucky Pizzarelli, Jimmy Heath and Steve Nelson; has also been a member of PJ Rasmussen Boardwalk Jazz Band

FAVORITE GENRES TO TEACH
Rock, jazz, classical

Paul Krautheim

Guitar

LOCATION
New Providence, Virtual

EDUCATION
Berklee College of Music

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
20+ years teaching guitar privately

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS
Paul is co-leader and guitarist with the Swing Guitars Quintet est. 2005. He toured with Evil Teens Records’ group Pen Pal and performed at CBGB’s, The Knitting Factory, Brownie’s, the Crossroads Theater, and many other New York/New Jersey venues. Prior to teaching, Paul worked for MTV for four years.

FAVORITE GENRES TO TEACH
Jazz, finger-style guitar

Anthony Sanacore

Guitar • Bass • Ukulele • Mandolin • Banjo

LOCATION
New Providence, Virtual

EDUCATION
The New School and Piero’s School of Music
Taught by Jack Wilkins (Jazz studies at the New School and Manhattan School of Music); and Kevin Gallagher (award-winning classical guitarist and professor at Columbia University)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
20+ years teaching guitar privately

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS
Anthony was a member of Young and Fabulous, performed at Woodstock and the Kiss Expo, and No Future. He has played over 300 shows in the New York area at such venues as The Lion’s Den, CBGB’s, The Scrap Bar, Mother’s, Obsessions, Connections, Love Sexy, and the Birch Hill Nightclub.

FAVORITE GENRES TO TEACH
Rock, jazz, and classical

Ron Beagen

Guitar • Bass

LOCATION
Scotch Plains, Virtual

EDUCATION
William Patterson
Studied with jazz greats Thad Jones, Mel Lewis and Bucky Pizzarelli

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
40+ years teaching privately

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS
Ron has performed in oldies band, big bands, wedding bands, and even heavy metal bands. Playing and teaching both guitar and bass guitar, he is also a virtuoso on the Chapman Stick/Warr Guitar, a unique instrument that allows the player to use both hands on the fret board.

“Many of my students have gone on to professional careers as music educators and working musicians. And after so many years, I still love this job!”

Joshua Friedman

Guitar • Bass

LOCATION
New Providence, Virtual

EDUCATION
Current Classical Guitar Performance major and Music Technology minor at Mason Gross School of the Arts (graduating Spring 2021)
Studies with Guitarist Jorge Caballero Attended masterclasses with faculty from the University of Southern California, Mannes School of Music, and the University of Texas, including William Kanengiser, Michael Newman, and Evan Taucher

TEACHING HIGHLIGHTS
Joshua has been teaching guitar for the past five years to students of all ages from beginners to advanced. When he is not performing or teaching, he is developing his skills in recording technology at Sound on Sound Studios.

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS
Joshua has been a guest performer at SHI Football stadium and the Rutgers Athletic Center; and is an active pit musician and chamber musician where he arranges music for a variety of ensembles. In 2018, he was the first to record part of Thea Musgraves “Postcards from Spain” as part of WAM!’s (Women in art music) initiative to play underrepresented art music by women.