Guitar and Bass Teachers
and other fretted instruments such as ukulele, banjo, and mandolin
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.
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!”
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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.
EAMON DINGLE Guitar • Ukulele • Violin • Viola • Piano
Eamon was born and raised in New Jersey and picked up his first instrument at 8 years old when he began playing classical violin. This quickly transitioned to performing in churches and orchestras and learning fiddle style. From there he wanted to play and study any instrument and genre he came into contact with and now plays multiple instruments including guitar, piano, viola, organ, bass, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, and lap steel guitar. He has experience playing all genres on each instrument ranging from classical and jazz to funk, rock, country, gospel, blues and various forms of traditional music from other countries. During his undergrad he specialized in composition and sound effects for film and animation. To further enhance his education in music, he is currently pursuing his Master’s in Multi-Style Strings Performance.
MICHELE FIORINDO Guitar • Bass • Ukulele • Mandolin
JOSHUA FRIEDMAN Guitar • Bass • Ukulele
DASEUL KIM Electric Bass • Upright Bass • Guitar • Ukulele
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 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 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.