Harcum Music School Instructors

 

Mike Caroto - guitar

   Mike has been teaching and playing guitar professionally for over 10 years and brings a youthful and experienced approach to musical instruction. His interests include just about every style of music from early jazz to modern rock. Mike is from the Philadelphia area and enjoys all the local sports teams almost as much as music. He is married and currently resides in West Chester, PA.

Rob Cunningham - bass

  Native of Prospect Park, Pa. Rob has been instructing for 13 years at Harcum Medley Music School and performing for over 25 years. Rob is patient and committed to getting your fingers walkin', poppin' and slidin' on the fretboard. Rob can help you with not just learning other people's parts, but writing your own lines and building your technique and beyond. Rob specializes in funk, metal, smooth jazz, standards jazz, pop, classic rock, ballad, country, blues and fretless. His influences range from that of John Entwistle to James Jamerson to Jaco and Victor.

Chet Makowski - guitar, songwriting

  Chet has been the Director of Harcum Music School since 1985. Having studied exclusively with acclaimed guitarist Chuck Anderson, he has performed in a countless variety of venues. He has also performed with and produced numerous recording sessions for local artists at various recording studios. Chet is Director and co-creator of Summer Music Programs, a music summer camp founded in 1993. Received “Best of Philly” 2008 Philadelphia Magazine for best summer camp and 2007 Coolest Camps on the Main Line, Main Line Magazine.
http://www.summermusicprograms.com.

John McCullough - piano

   John is a dedicated, professional muiscian and teacher, who has enjoyed a successful career spanning 20 years. In that time he has held full time positions in some of Philadelphia's finest hotels and managed the musical programs at several other respected restaurants in the Philadelphia area. Currently performing at Concordeville Inn, Mendenhall Inn and the Hotel DuPont and many private and corporate events throughout the Delaware Valley. He has taught privately throughout his career and spent four years teaching at the New Jersey School of Music.

John Moseman - drums

   Since graduating from the University of the Arts with a Bachlor of Music, john has performed with many exceptional musicians, including Marian McPartland, Lee Konitz, and Lew Tabackin. He can be heard on many recordings, such as the Mark Kramer Trio - Evita en Jazz, Eddie Gomez - Fiddler on the Roof and Steve Giordano - Timeline. he has performed at colleges, clubs, and concert halls all over the country, from Birdland in New York City, to the Flamingo in Las Vegas. He lives in Lansdale, PA with his wife, poet Joanne Leva and daughter Julie. John has been teaching drums for over twenty five years and utilizes a wide variety of techniques to broadenand develop his students' skills.

Richard Orr - woodwinds, brass

  Richard Graduated with BA from Drexel U. Performs regularly with Jazz, rock, blues, salsa, dixieland, and classical groups, most recently with Justin Guarini, Drive Time, Mojo Mystics, Dukes of Destiny, Jazzapoppin', and Rick Hall's Big Swing Band. He has taught at Cardinal Dougherty High School and Harcum College. Also spends part of the week teaching at Our Lady Star of the Sea School in Cape May, NJ, at St. Ann's in Wildwood, and at West Cape May Elementary. Founder and director of The Beside the Point Sax Ensemble, a performing student jazz ensemble. Richard also composes and arranges for various ensembles.

Greg Wright - guitar, banjo, mandolin

  Greg currently teaches guitar at Drexel University, Widener University, and Harcum College and at Harcum Medley Music School as he has since 1986. Greg has played along side of Pat Martino, Tal Farlow, Vinnie Bell and opened for Tom Waits. He studied arranging with Hank Levy and has worked on arrangements with Peter DeAngelis, one of the "Philly/ Sigma Sound" arrangers of the 70's. Leader of Philadelphia’s “Swing Shift,”  a versatile  small big band that specializes in Swing and party music for private or corporate functions.
http://www.musicbyswingshift.com
  Greg is Director and co-creator of Summer Music Programs, Inc. which develops young (11 to 17yr. old) musicians in recording, performance and rehearsal disciplines. Received “Best of Philly” 2008 Philadelphia Magazine for best summer camp and 2007 Coolest Camps on the Main Line, Main Line Magazine. http://www.summermusicprograms.com.