Tino D'Agostino director
is the founder and director of Musica Vesuviana. Trained both in Italy and the US, Mr. D'Agostino brings a wealth of knowledge in traditional music as well as modern Jazz and Pop. As instrumental director at Arlington (MA) High School his ensembles have performed at All-State Conferences and tours of Italy. A noted clinician, he has presented workshops for music educators at Massachussets Music Educators Conferences and at Drum Festival, Montreal, CanadaBass. He has performed with Andrea Bocelli, Ivan Cattaneo in Italy and Mike Stern and Wayne Krantz in the US. He has published articles on Bass Guitar Magazine and Zon Guitars Magazine.
Cheryl Christo Instructor
is Director of Choral Activities at Arlington (MA) public schools. Her award-winning groups have appeared at All-State Conferences, as well as on international concert tours. She is well-versed in many different styles of music from Madrigals to Jazz. In addition to her choral-directing duties, Ms. Christo has been pianist and music co-director for many Broadway musicals. In 2004 she was a Massachusetts Teacher of the Year finalist
Edoardo Pepe ensemble instructor
lives in Salerno (Italy). composer,Jazz pianist, music teacher,arranger and piano tuner. He works as composer of sound tracks for films and he realizes musical multimedia applications in courses of music for secondary school. As arranger writes for "camera" formations, among the works, a history of the "Italian song" performed by the classical quartet of the pianist Mr Tullio Forlenza.
Pasquale Tassone Instructor
studied at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan, has an honors diploma from the Chigiana Academy in Senia, Italy and PhD from Brandeis University. Mr. Tassone is a founding member of the LUMEN Contemporary Music Ensemble, a group of composers dedicated to the performance of new music in the Boston area. In June 2008, he retired as Fine Arts Director in the Arlington (MA) Public Schools.
Mr Greel will be teaching Guitar and jazz Improvisation. Mark Greel is considered to be one the most talented and versatile multi-instrumentalists in New England. He has mastered 6 different instruments and is recognized as a heartfelt and passionate vocalist. His trumpet playing has been compared to the sound and style of Miles Davis and his vocal sounds are reminiscent of the great Chet Baker. In addition to being an outstanding instrumentalist, Mark is also a prolific composer.
has been teaching Italian language to children and adults since 1995. She is a native speaker, born in Italy and also serves as Treasurer (and past President) of C.A.S.IT, Inc. (Centro Attivita’ Scolastiche Italiane), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, whose role is to assist, through the provision of grants, consultancy and training, school districts or individual schools wishing to implement, maintain, or expand the study of Italian language among the curriculum subjects.
moved from the south of Italy to the USA in 1995. Very active in the music scene of Boston first and as a worldwide clinician/performer, Sergio has recorded and/or shared the stage with Mike Stern, Wayne Krantz, Tom Scott, Bob James, Robben Ford, Nathan East and Dan Siegel among others. He currently plays with fusion ensemble Spajazzy (first Cd with Mike Stern) and co-leads a Duo with Percussion Virtuoso and Remo Signature Artist Alessandra Belloni.
Sergio performs weekly with WeJazzUp! as well as with many others local musicians and visiting artists.
Sergio is the founder of the successful “ponte usa” program with allows him to travel to Italy up to 4 times a year for clinics/Master Classes and concerts, and gives an opportunity to international students to experience full immersion one-on-one lessons as well as life in the music scene of Boston filled with jam sessions, clinics and much more.
Sergio has been teaching part-time as a regular visiting artist at the GM drum school in Torino and the Conservatorio Della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano Swiss.
Sergio has taught drum set at Berklee College of Music since 2002, writes for DrumClub magazine in Italy, and, as a worldwide clinician, has performed at the Montreal Drum Fest '03 (now available on DVD), Cape Breton International Drum Fest 2004, 2005 and 2006, Berklee World Percussion Festival '05 and at PASIC '05 and '09 in the USA and PASIC '06,07 and 2010 in Italy as well as KOSA 2010,2011,2012 in Vermont and was the MC at the Joe Morello Tribute Concert in Italy in May of 2011.