Students – Past and Current

Join this exclusive list of players who learned how to play guitar and bass at our studio in Worcester, MA.

 

Duke Levine learned how to play at Clemente.

  • 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)
  • Bill Brown (Active performer;former instructor at the  Portland St site ; presently voice Artist for local and regional commercials,audio books, instructional videos; Video gaming….Master of ceremonies and vocalist for hire  (lead and backup)Historical roadwork  as backup musician and vocalist with Terry Johnson and the Flamingos,Al Carter and Patrice Chanel,Herb Reed and the Platters,and locally with 70′s and 80′s classic dance and show band ” The Graduates ” and “Destiny”. It all started on Franklin St for me.)

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