John E Brigante holds a B.A. in Music Education (primary instrument: baritone saxophone) from the John J. Cali School of Music (Montclair State University). He has studied classical, jazz and rock as well having experience arranging/composing music for various ensembles. He has extensive recording experience including 5 albums and several session gigs. He has over 15 years of experience teaching musicians of all ages and has a passion for bringing out the best in his students. He has an avid interest in music education technology and currently uses many different music software programs/websites to help engage his students in learning. He is currently the middle school band director in Rutherford, NJ and has taught in Rutherford for the last 9 years.  John E Brigante is eager to share his experience and knowledge with the students of The Music Shop in Boonton, NJ.