Guitar and Bass Teachers

Includes other fretted instruments: ukulele, banjo, and mandolin.


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.

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!”

Ron’s Quick Tip Instructional Video

MICHELE FIORINDO Guitar • Bass • Ukulele • Mandolin

JOSHUA FRIEDMAN Guitar • Bass • Ukulele

DASEUL KIM Electric Bass • Upright Bass • Guitar • Ukulele


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.

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.