Born: January 26, 1947
Mike Vaccaro is a freelance musician in greater Los Angeles, California. He is active in the fields of motion pictures, television, jingles, live theater, and classical, jazz, and pop concerts. Performing on a multitude of woodwind instruments including the clarinet, flute, saxophone, and oboe families his background and current performance activities are varied.
After studies at Cerritos College and Cal State University Long Beach (where he premiered the Scaramouche for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra by Darius Milhaud) in classical music he served his professional apprenticeship on tours with Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Paul Horn, and the American Folk Ballet.
Willing to teach
I teach clarinet, sax, flute, and oboe. Genre's include jazz, classical, commercial, and music interpretation.
I will work with your ensemble to make the sound better quickly or talk about the music business and opportunities for students in the business. I do not perform as I have a medical condition that no longer allows me to concertize.
Your students need to know the options available to them in the music business.