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Teaches Clarinet, Saxophone, Music Theory, Jazz Improvisation

"It is never too late to be what you might have been" - George Eliot. 

"Music is my mistress" - Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington. 

Interested in taking lessons with Christopher

Teaches at:

Berklee College of Music, SUNY Stony Brook, Aaron Copeland School of Music, Suffolk Community College

Current Band(s)/Gig(s)

Don't Feed Them Cats, Daddy Green Jeans

Musical Interests

Jazz and Improvisation, Music Composition, Jazz Compos, Jazz Arranging, Music Theory and Appications

Favorite Bands

Cannonball Adderley, John Coltrane, Paquito D'Rivera, Lee Morgan, Miles Davis, Michael Brecker, Ernie Watts, Earth Wind & Fire, Jamiroquai, Anita Baker, Jane Mon, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Esperanza Spalding, Sting, Branford Marsalis, Stan Getz, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Eric Marinthal, Dexter Gordon, Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, GRP All-Star Big Band

Teaching Experience

Manalapan Availability: Monday Tuesday, Princeton Availability: Sunday Wednesday Thursday

Specialties / Genres Taught

jazz, classical

Areas of Instruction

Clarinet, Saxophone, Music Theory, Jazz Improvisation

Levels Taught

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

About Christopher

Christopher Tucillo was born in Huntington, New York, where he was immersed in jazz at an early age. Being first exposed to the great big bands of the 1930's and 1940's through his father, Christopher became an avid jazz cat whose influence was the music and orchestrations of Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Frank Foster, Sammy Nestico, and Neal Hefti.

Christopher's students have benefited greatly from his 25 years of teaching experience, with many being actively featured in the Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey, CJMEA and NJMEA. Students have then gone on to study at Berklee College of Music, University of North Texas and Mason Gross School of Music to name a few.

Manalapan Music & Arts 732-414-6250 Manalapan NJ