John Carlo

John C.

Plainfield, NJ

Lesson Details



John delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10 to 80

Teaching since:
June 1984

I teach saxophone, clarinet, flute and trumpet. I have over twenty five years of teaching experience in both public and private schools.


Jan 2014 - Present
Self Employed


Band Director
Jan 1990 - Jun 2013
New Jersey Public Schools

I worked in various public schools in New Jersey as an instrumental music teacher at all levels.


Bachelor of Arts/Music Education
Sep 1981 - May 1986
Montclair State University
Music Education
Sep 1981 - May 1986
Montclair State University


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Bachelor of Arts
May 1986
Montclair State University

Music Education

Certified Teacher of Music
May 1986
State of New Jersey


John Phillip Sousa Award
Jun 1980
US Marine Corps and Marine Corp League
John Orloff Scholarship
Jun 1980
Optimists Club
Italian American Club Scholarship
Jun 1980
North Plainfield Italian American Club


International Clarinet Association
Jan 2014

The International Clarinet Association is a community of clarinetists and clarinet enthusiasts that supports projects that will benefit clarinet performance; provides opportunities for the exchange of ideas, materials, and information among its members; fosters the composition, publication, recording, and distribution of music for the clarinet; encourages the research and manufacture of a more definitive clarinet; avoids commercialism in any form while encouraging communication and cooperation among clarinetists and the music industry; and encourages and promotes the performance and teaching of a wide variety of repertoire for the clarinet.

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National Education Association
Sep 2003

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.

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All aspects of clarinet playing

Lessons offered on multiple horns including alto/tenor/baritone saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, flute and trumpet.

Spacious studio can accommodate individual and group lessons.
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2 Reviews

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David Aug 4, 2016
Trumpet · In studio

I've been taking lessons with John for 8 months, and feel I am progressing at a steady pace. His teaching technique is suited to the individual. John has prepared exercises for trumpet specifically made for my level of playing at each stage.

Kim Hosmer Aug 3, 2016

John has taught my son Alex for the past two years and it has been a wonderful experience. He has challenged Alex in a way that was very encouraging and has maintained his love of music.. I really see Alex and John as a team working together to get Alex towards his goals mys

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