Christopher Carratello 129 Central Ave, Ewing NJ, 08628
Instruments:Composition, Electric Bass, Guitar, Musicology, Theory

Styles:Classical, Jazz, Rock – Alternative, Blues, Electronic, Other
Levels:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experience:18 years
Rate:$55 / hr


Personal Statement

I have played guitar since age 10. Played in dozens of bands, on hundreds of stages, for thousands of people. There is nothing in the world that I would rather do than play music. My goal is to instill that same love of music in my students. By teaching music theory & tehcnique with a tandem lesson in history and musicology, I produce students that not only know how to play music but why to play it.

Education / Training

B.A of Music, Monmouth University.
Studied Arranging, Orchestration, Music Theory and Music History with Department Chair, David Tripold PhD.
Studied Arranging, Orchestration, Musicology, and Music in Society with Prof. Ron Frangipane, multiple time gold and platinum record recipient.
Studied Theatre under Dr. Jack Burke.
Played lead and rhythm guitar in multiple musical productions. Assumed role of conductor’s assistant to Prof. Frangipane for the highest grossing musical production in university history, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Winner of the Outstanding Contributions in Music award from Monmouth University 2006, 2007. Held Symposium on Avant and Improvised music at Mason Gross school of Music, Rutgers University.

Played Guitar/Bass Guitar in and/or Written Music for the following Professional Cover and Original bands:
The Cats Pajamas, The Fuzzpops, The New Born Kings, Wilson N Main, Mothguts, Intense Men, Phillip’s Head, Alainthus, Semi Erotic Shapes, The Simulant.

Chris Carratellos music has been played on the Today Show, used in commercials, and distributed internationally. Articles on Chriss Music can be found on All About Jazz among other websites and online magazines, as well as, album and performance reviews.

Christopher Carratello