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      About Mike

      Michael Ferrigno
      Music Teacher, Expert
      Location: Commack, NY
      Speaks: English
      Instructs: Guitar, Mandolin, Piano
      Education: I have earned an MBA in Quantitative Analysis from St. John's University and my undergraduate in Public Accounting from C.W. Post.
      Performance Experience: Bass player of the band "The Back Forty"
      Teaching Experience: Mike is a substitute teacher in the Commack School District, and a longtime Commack resident invested in the community and dedicated to your musical development.
      Teaching Philosophy: My teaching approach is to ensure that my students develop a strong understanding of music fundamentals such as reading music, proper technique and understanding melody, harmony, rhythm and dynamics. This is best achieved through structured learning materials combined with examples of the student's favorite music to reinforce and bring context to these concepts.

      Get to know Mike

      I want to share my lifelong passion for music with you. Among my earliest memories is my older cousin dropping the needle on the Beatle's latest hit "Ticket to Ride" From that exciting moment forward I have taken my passion to the guitar, to the piano, and to the stage. My name is Mike Ferrigno. My goal is to inspire and support your desire to express yourself through music.  Perhaps you've seen me perform in my band "The Back Forty" here on Long Island? Maybe you know me as a substitute teacher in the Commack School District, or just around town? I'm a longtime Commack resident invested in the community and dedicated to your musical development. As a teacher, I understand that learning anything takes focus, dedication, and discipline. But, let's not forget that we are "playing" music, we'll have fun! Whether you are starting your musical journey, getting back into playing or looking to hone your skills, let me be your guide. I've been playing guitar since David Bowie released his hit "Rebel, Rebel." Adding piano has broadened and enhanced my musical experience. You reaching your musical goals and aspirations are my reasons for teaching here at Music & Arts. Choose me as your teacher for guitar and/or piano, and let's start your journey. 

      Mike teaches at:
      116 Jericho Tpke
      Commack, NY 11725
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