Guitar and Bass Teachers

Guitar and Bass Teachers

and other fretted instruments such as ukulele, banjo, and mandolin

MICHAEL ANDREW
Guitar • Bass

MICHAEL ANDREW
Guitar • Bass

Michael studied at Berklee College of Music and has 20+ years of teaching experience, including at the Pingry School and in private instruction. He is an active singer-guitarist-performer and resident of Basking Ridge, NJ. He enjoys teaching singer-songwriter styles, American Standards, Beatles, Folk & Blues picking, Rock, Jazz Band, and Country. Michael also helps prepare students for auditions and entrance exams.

DAVE ANTONOW
Guitar • Bass • Saxophone

DAVE ANTONOW
Guitar • String Bass • Electric Bass • Saxophone

Dave has been a professional touring musician and music educator for over 40 years. He toured with Dick Clark of ‘American Bandstand’ fame early on in his career, performing with such notables as Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Fats Domino, The Shirelles, as well as many others. While studying at William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ, Dave had the privilege of studying jazz under the direction of Thad Jones, playing saxophone in the university jazz ensemble and majoring in saxophone as a music education major. In the 1990’s Dave studied Double Bass with renowned bassist Michael Moore (NYC), developing both classical and jazz repertoire, and applying the jazz theory and techniques to guitar. Toward the end of the 90’s Dave was also fortunate to study jazz guitar with both Jack Wilkins (NYC) and Vic Juris (West Orange, NJ). Dave has also performed by invitation for Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama during his 20 year tenure as upright and electric bassist for The Eric Mintel Quartet, whom he still performs with today. Currently, Dave is the staff guitarist at Hunterdon Hills Playhouse and freelances doing musical theatre, live concerts, and is a dedicated music educator.

RON BEAGEN
Guitar • Bass • Chapman Stick

RON BEAGEN
Guitar • Bass • Chapman Stick

“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!”

DAVID CASTILLO
Guitar • Ukulele Bass

DAVID CASTILLO
Guitar • Ukulele Bass

David began his formal studies in music at Arts High School. Under the teachings of Joao Kouyoumdjian, he went off to study with Lily Afshar at the University of Memphis and Celil Refik Kaya at the New Jersey City University. Aside from having extensive studies on the classical guitar, he is an active guitarist performer in Jersey City. He enjoys teaching Classical Guitar, Blues, R&B, Jazz, and Rock music. David also prepares students for auditions.

MICHELE FIORINDO
Guitar • Bass • Ukulele • Mandolin

MICHELE FIORINDO
Guitar • Bass • Ukulele • Mandolin

Josh Friedman
Guitar • Ukulele • Bass

Josh Friedman
Guitar • Ukulele • Bass

Joshua McNally
Guitar

Joshua McNally
Guitar

Josh McNally has over a decade of classical guitar experience and a BA in Psychology from the University of Delaware. He is the son of two professional musicians and learned compassion for music from a young age, making him an ideal teacher for any beginning student. Josh has additional experience writing, recording, publishing, and producing music utilizing the digital audio workstation (DAW) called FL Studio. Josh specializes in teaching classical guitar techniques and pedagogy, and believes that if a person learns classical technique, they can play any style of music with ease.

Matthew Jardim
Guitar • Bass

Matthew Jardim
Guitar • Bass • Ukulele • Mandolin

Matt Jardim is a guitarist and music educator with 32 years experience teaching music in the public school mostly teaching high school guitar. Upon graduating from Rutgers University’s Jazz program where he studied with Ted Dunbar and Kevin Eubanks and performed with visiting artists such as Dizzy Gillespie, Slide Hampton, and Kenny Burrell, Matt went on to earn a music education masters from New Jersey City University. Matt’s high school guitar ensembles from both Mountain Lakes and Elizabeth have performed at county and state teens arts festivals and the State Theater in New Brunswick. Matt performs regularly in a variety of styles and groups such as the Epic Soul BandYacht Rock Gold and as a member of the New Jersey Guitar Orchestra. Matt’s original music can be heard on all streaming platforms. His most recent recording is entitled Rapid Ascent.

DASEUL KIM
Electric Bass • Upright Bass • Guitar • Ukulele

DASEUL KIM
Electric Bass • Upright Bass • Guitar • Ukulele

PAUL KRAUTHEIM
Guitar

PAUL KRAUTHEIM
Guitar

Paul studied at the Berklee College of Music and has taught privately for over 20 years. 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.

ÆDAN McEVOY
Piano • Voice • Harp • Guitar Ukulele

ÆDAN McEVOY
Piano • Voice • Harp • Guitar Ukulele

Ædan has been playing piano since they were five years old. By age 12, they were performing their original piano works which led to them studying music theory and composition many years later. They graduated with their B.Mus in Theory/Composition from the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University, and participated in the New York Youth Symphony Composition Program for two years. Ædan is a commissioned composer receiving grants from National Endowment for the Arts as well as local grant programs in New Jersey and New York. They are a songwriter, keyboardist, harpist, singer, educator, and transcriber and have studied and worked with renown artists such as Katie Andrews (Wicked, the musical), Merynda Adams (Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey), David Fulmer (Columbia University), and Dr. Kyle Blaha (The Juilliard School).

Ædan’s approach to music education has always been about catering each and every lesson and project to the student’s individual interests and needs. With a foundation in music theory and world music history, Ædan teaches their students to explore different genres, compositional techniques, and creating curiosity through the keyboard as well as many other instrumental studies. Ædan teaches keyboard, harp, guitar, ukulele, voice, music theory, and composition.

ANTHONY SANACORE
Guitar • Bass • Ukulele • Mandolin • Banjo

ANTHONY SANACORE
Guitar • Bass • Ukulele • Mandolin • Banjo

Anthony studied at the New School and Piero’s School of Music. He was taught by prominent guitar figures Jack Wilkins (Jazz studies at the New School and Manhattan School of Music) and Kevin Gallagher, an award-winning classical guitarist and professor at Columbia University. A versatile guitarist and rocker at heart, Anthony was a member of Young and Fabulous and No Future and performed at Woodstock as well as the Kiss Expo. He played over 300 shows in the New York area at acclaimed venues The Lion’s Den, CBGB’s, The Scrap Bar, Mother’s, Obsessions, Connections, Love Sexy, and the Birch Hill Nightclub. Anthony is also proficient in jazz and classical guitar and teaches bluegrass styles on banjo and mandolin. He has over two decades of teaching experience.