If you are serious about your guitar study, you've found the right place! We've produced amazing players who have performed and recorded all over the world.
Clemente Music Studio offers a high quality learning environment, with experienced instructors determined to help each student reach his or her maximum potential.
Open since 1963, we are located in the heart of Central Massachusetts at 43 Granite Street in Worcester.
If you're looking for a great guitar hang and an opportunity to meet and network with like minded musicians, contact us now and get a fresh start.
The guitar world awaits you!
The instructors at Clemente Studio teach a diverse variety of musical styles, while some instructors specialize in specific areas.
Rock, blues, pop, jazz, folk, Celtic, World, R&B, soul, and Brazilian jazz/pop. I also teach fretless electric and upright bass.
Jazz, blues, country, classical, and rock
Rock, blues, country, jazz, and folk
Rock, blues, country, jazz and classical
I teach a variety of styles from jazz, rock and blues and all levels from beginning to advanced, including all age levels.
I specialize in teaching various jazz styles including Bebop, Hard Bop, Cool Jazz, Fusion and Modern Mainstream.
Rock, Blues, Country, Big Band, Rockabilly, Reggae, Jazz, Light Classical.
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Clemente Music Studio
43 Granite Street
Worcester, MA 01604
An incredible number of professional players have come through Clemente Music Studio, some of whom teach there today. A partial list (below) reflects the impact Pete Clemente has had on guitarists for over 40 years.
Joe D’Angelo (active performer; several recording credits; Joy of Music Program faculty; Burncoat high school guitar and ensemble instructor; current Clemente Music guitar and bass instructor).
Jim D’Angelo (active performer; several recording credits)
Doug Moore (active performer/touring /several recording credits; current Clemente Music guitar and bass instructor; Spencer Music guitar instructor).
Robin Steiger (active performer; current Clemente Music guitar instructor and music technology consultant)
Peter Clemente Jr. (active performer/ touring; classical guitarist; international performances; several recording credits; winner of national and international guitar competitions; Assumption College faculty; Clark University faculty; former faculty of B.U., Tuffts U., Longy School)
Mathew Ardizzone (active performer; first guitarist to receive doctorate from Eastman, where he was also awarded the prestigious Performer’s Certificate; has given master classes at schools throughout the country, including the Cleveland Institute of Music, Eastern Michigan University and the University of Iowa; formerly on the faculties of Eastman’s Community Education Division, St. John Fisher College and Nazareth College.
Rich Falco (active performer; WPI Director of Jazz Studies; Clark University instructor; international performances; jazz competition adjudicator; jazz clician; Mechanics Hall jazz education for kids; New England Jazz Alliance web design; current Clemente Music guitar and bass instructor)
Jack Pezanelli (active performer; several recording credits; faculty Berklee College of Music; performed with Sammy Davis, Jimmy Giuffie, Larry Coryell, Bebop guitars; author for Advance Music)
Matt Brown (active performer; several recording credits; current Clemente Music Bass and Flute instructor)
Cliff Goodwin (active performer/ touring; several recording credits; performed with Joe Cocker; Shaboom Allstars)
Steve Cancelli (active performer; several recording credits; guitar instructor)
Jay Tyer (active performer; several recording credits; Wachusett High School instructor; former guitar instructor Clemente Music; innovative on-line guitar instruction; host of weekly jam sessions for 12 years)
Rich Bishop (active performer in Colorado; several recording credits; guitar instructor)
Johnny Rhines (guitarist for Emil Haddad’s “notables”; guitar instructor)
Thomson Kneeland (active performer; recording credits)
Louie Mercuri (active performer; several recording credits; guitar instructor; New Jersey Governor’s Award for Music Excellance)
Al Lopez (active performer; guitar instructor)
Marc Copley (active performer/ NYC/ touring; several recording credits; performed with---- ; recording producer NYC)
Aram Bajakian (active performer NYC; several recording credits; faculty New York school system)
Mike Natsis (active performer, Central MA)
Jane Miller (active performer; several recording credits; faculty Berklee College of Music)
Martin Schwartz (active performer/ Los Angeles/ touring; several recordings produced by Steve Vai; Roland endorsements)
Dave DiGiuseppi (active performer Nashville/ touring; several recording credits; author for Mel Bay Pub.)
Duke Levine (active performer/ touring; several recording credits; guitarist for Mary Chapin Carpenter for 12 years)
Mud Demers (from “Chuck and Mud” /active performer; several recording credits)
Valarie Crocket (active performer; several recording credits)
Mark Daughny (“stig”; active performer/ touring; several recording credits; guitar tech for many national artists including Steve Vai live performance tours)
Dave Jaques (active performer/ Nashville/ touring; several recording credits; studio musician in Nashville; featured in Bass Player Magazine)
Mike Herzog (active performer; guitar instructor)
Jason Graham (active performer; guitar instructor)
James Fidlon (active performer; faculty Clark University as Director of Jazz Studies and guitar instructor; Clark University Graduate School Instructor; adjunct faculty Worcester State College)
Jim Pisano (active performer/touring with several big bands; many recording credits.
Troy Nielsen (active performer; recording credits)
Dan Hunt (active performer; recording credits; current Clemente music guitar instructor)
Joel Rivard (active performer; guitar instructor) Link: http://www.joelrivard.com/
Joann Connor (active performer, Chicago area/ touring; several recording credits)
Chet Williamson (active performer; recording credits; Arts and Entertainment Editor for Worcester Magazine)
I first picked up the guitar at age 12 when my left-handed stepfather received a right-handed guitar that he couldn't play. I inherited the guitar and was soon...
Doug Moore teaches guitar and bass. Doug's reputation as a guitar teacher is unsurpassed, he has performed for over twenty years with such bands as...
Dan Hunt has been playing guitar since he was eleven years old. He studied under several New England masters including...
In April, 2006 Falco became the twelfth recipient of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association for Jazz Education...
Paul Courchaine has been playing guitar for 16 years and teaching for 9 years. As a high school student he studied under Rich Falco, before going on to the University of North Texas, where he earned his degree in...
Matt Brown teaches bass guitar, flute, and jazz improvisation. He majored in Studio Music and Jazz at the University of Miami, and finished his B.A. at Harvard University. Besides teaching music...
Joe D'Angelo teaches guitar and electric bass. He has performed in countless musical shows and bands, including his current project, The Johnny Dollar Experiment. Besides teaching at Clemente Studio...
Many teaching techniques are used by our instructors, ranging from high tech computer software to educational media examples to more traditional music learning and practice aides.
I use many traditional and conceptual musical practice and performance methods, some of which are described in great detail in my book "Hip 251 Progressions".
Improvisation skills are developed through the study of jazz theory and ear development. Lessons may include the use of computer generated rhythm tracks and other music software
For my beginning students, I use common rock and blues songs for the student to learn fundamentals such as single note lines, chords, simple scales in addition to basic music reading. With more advanced students I use a variety of materials that are tailored to the individual student.
Rock and blues soloing, fingerstyle, tapping, slide, chord solo, synthesizer and looping
Students set goals, measure progress, and find ways to express themselves musically, integrating improving technique, understanding theory, and musical interpretation in lessons that don’t put them “on the spot.” Instead, each student sets an individual pace and decides on a unique musical direction.