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John Amato

I have taught guitar (jazz specialty) for over 30 years, and have been playing professionally since 1972. I attended Berklee School of Music in '75 and achieved an A.A degree in Jazz Arranging via correspondence courses.

I was a music minor/education major in Pace University and graduated in 1974. I attained a Masters in Education from Jersey City Sate University in 1982. I continued and enhanced my guitar/music education through the 70s and 80s with private lessons from Pat Martino, Barry Galbraith, Larry Lucie (Louie Armstrong), Rob Yelin, Jimmy D'Angelis, and a host of clinics, workshops, and the National Guitar Workshop camp in Connecticut.

I've led a number of jazz bands through the years, including off broadway productions (”Man of Lamancha,” 1986). In 1990 I started the “NJ Jazz Guitar Ensemble. We play public school concerts.

I also teach an 8-member guitar ensemble of 7th and 8th graders in public school, called the “Wilson Guitar Ensemble.” They have given 10 performances in Hudson County, NJ at various community multicultural shows and events

Gear

I have a varied collection of archtop guitars, colid bodies, and acoustics ranging in brand names like: D'Angelico, Gibson, Fender, Epiphone, Taylor, Martin,l and others.

Primary Instrument

Guitar

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Credentials/Background

I have taught guitar (jazz specialty) for over 30 years, and have been playing professionally since 1972. I attended Berklee School of Music in '75 and achieved an A.A degree in Jazz Arranging via correspondence courses. I was a music minor/education major in Pace University and graduated in 1974. I attained a Masters in Education from Jersey City Sate University in 1982. I continued and enhanced my guitar/music education through the 70s and 80s with private lessons from Pat Martino, Barry Galbraith, Larry Lucie (Louie Armstrong), Rob Yelin, Jimmy D'Angelis, and a host of clinics, workshops, and the National Guitar Workshop camp in Connecticut

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