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"Music is a world within itself. It is a language we all understand." - Stevie Wonder
My name is Vito Calamito, store manager of the Music & Arts location here in Mamaroneck, New York.
I was born and raised in the Bronx, NY, and then relocated with my family to Dutchess County, NY about an hour and a half outside of NYC. There is where I developed my love for music. I grew up in a very musical household with my father being a professional gutiar player as well as an avid guitar collector, so the Calamito household was never at a loss for music permeating through the walls! At age 10 I asked my father if I could start taking drum lessons at his buddie's music shop, and I've never looked back since.
I started to take band in middle school, and attended Our Lady of Lourdes High School in Poughkeepsie, NY. In my freshman year I was made 1st chair of the drum section for the Concert Band and Wind Ensemble, as well as lead set player for the schools Jazz Ensemble.
After High School, I attended Western Connecticut State University, where I studied under David and Patrick Smith in classical snare drum and percussion, as well as Jeff "Siege" Siegal in Jazz percussion. Through my times at WestConn, I had the privilage to meet and play with Jazz Bassist Rufus Reed, and assist with their annual JazzFest featuring the likes of Chick Corea, Dafnus Prieto, Danillo Perez, and Roy Haynes.
I believe that music just makes life better, and helps in every aspect. I encourage kids to start at an early age to learn an instrument, and let the music grow with them!
So, make sure to stop in the shop for all your musical needs, and we look forward to meeting you soon!
Email me with any questions you may have as well!
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