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Vince Di Zazzo
Vince has been an elite teacher for over 30 years. Born in Montreal, Vince began taking lessons locally at the age of 13. By the time he was 15, he was already playing for many local shows and bands. He practiced under different drummers who inspired him and brought on a wide variety of drummingstyles. Vince took lessons under several great teachers including the legendary Pate Magadini. It wasn't long before Vince realized he had a passion for teaching. Within a few years Vince became one of Montreal's most highly regarded teachers. "To me, teaching is therapeutic and I need to teach as much as my students need to learn! Teaching is not a job, it's a profession and can't be left in the class room when you go home. We need to focus on great teaching, and figure out how we we engage our students during a time when there are more distractions coming in then ever before."
A Vic Firth/Remo endorser, Nate brings a wealth of experience to the studio. He is a Former VP of CT Percussive Arts Society and is the Chair of World Drumming Ensemble for Connecticut Music Educators Association. He received his BA in Music Education from Morehead State University in Morehead, KY and holds a Master's in Holistic thinking from the Graduate Institute. He currently holds a position as choral and general music teacher in the Connecticut public school system and has studied privately with John Riley, Terry Lynn Carrington, Dom Famularo, and Fran Merante. He has studied voice with Michelle Lambert and Suzanne Vick.
Always positive and patient, Nate strives to help his students attain their greatest potential and empowers them to find their highest form of creativity. He works with students to develop proper musical technique and builds on that technique so that they can evolve as an artist and an individual. Nate’s school choir has performed in many venues throughout the Tri-State area, including Radio City Music Hall!