Educational Sales Rep
Joined in
1991

John Harley

Educational Sales Rep

About Me

Greetings! In the fall of 2014 I will be starting my 31st rental season in servicing school music programs, and the 24th in my present location.  I enjoy assisting music teachers and students. I look forward to assisting you!

 

I work with over 30 music programs in Bergen, Passaic and Essex counties in New Jersey and Rockland County in New York.

 

Music & Arts awarded me "Most Placed Rentals" 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. I was installed in the Music & Arts Employee Hall of Fame in 2011 and won a Regional Upgrade Your Sound Tag Team Challenge in 2013.

 

I attended Boston University and receive a Bachelor's in Music Education and taught music in public schools in Massachusetts.  I have also had private students in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Jersey. Two of my students attended college on French Horn scholarships.

 

Two years at Manhattan School of Music earned me a Masters in French Horn performance.  My Horn teachers include members Richard C. Moore of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Charles Kavaloski and Richard Mackey of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and Janet Miller on the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

 

I have performed with the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra of for several years, and have been Personnel Manager for many of those. I also currently perform with the St. Cecilia Chamber Music Society in NYC, Madera Winds, and Ramsey Wind Symphony. I toured Central Europe in 1998 with the Ridgewood Concert Band and in 2011 with the Tacoma Concert Band. I have been invited to tour Spain in 2015 with the Tacoma Concert Band. This will include a performance at the Valencia International Band Competition.

 

My brother, Bill Harley is Grammy Award winning children's story teller and song writer. I am a former President of the Eastern Packard Club and have had articles and photographs published in regional and national hobby publications.

 

Schools I service include, Bergenfield,Closter, Dumont, Elmwood Park, Emerson, Glen Ridge, Glen Rock,Harrington Park, Hasbrouck Heights,Hawthorne,Hillsdale,Ho-Ho-Kus,Maywood,Midland Park, Montclair,Montvale,New Milford,Northvale,Norwood,Nutley,Old Tappan,Oradell,Paramus,Park Ridge,Pascack Valley High School, Pascack Hills High School, Ramapo High School, Indian Hills High School,Ridgefield, Ridgewood,River Dell Middle School, River Dell High School,Rochelle Park, Saddle Brook, Tenafly, Upper Saddle River,Waldwick,Woodcliff Lake,Wyckoff, Pearl River, South Orangetown Central School District , Montclair Kimberly Academey, Solomon Schecter School and Seton Hall University 

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