Guitarist for King of Hearts, La Vie en Rose, Nick Deleo, Berklee Vocal Summit, and Noah Chen.
Performed at Rockwood Music Hall, The Bitter End, Mercury Lounge, and more.
Worked with: Derek Trucks, Old Crow Medicine Show, Jasckson Hole Music Experience Rock Camp, The Rosemary Pencil Foundation.
Scholarship to Berklee College of Music
Louis Armstrong Award 2013
All State Jazz Band Guitarist
Piano and Guitar lessons in Los Angeles and West Los Angeles
Michael Scalabrino was born in New York but grew up in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Michael is an Artist, Composer, Producer, and Guitar player. After many years of studying the guitar and piano, Michael was accepted to Berklee College of Music where he was awarded several scholarships. There he studied Contemporary Writing and Production as well as Guitar Performance. At Berklee Michael had the chance to work with and study under people such as, Mark Robertson, Geoffrey Keezer, Marty Walsh (Supertramp, Eddie Money), Alain Mallet (Paul Simon, Sting), and Mike Pope (Chick Corea).
While living in Boston, Michael played in many bands such as rap group Exhorter and The Continuation and toured the East Coast. Michael graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Contemporary Writing and Production and has released a self-produced EP called That’s Time where he wrote, played guitar, sang, and mixed all the songs on the EP. It can be found on any music distribution platform.
Michael Scalabrino has a passion for writing music and for teaching. He has enjoyed teaching group lessons as well as one-on-one lessons for the past 8 years. He believes that anyone can learn how to play music. “As a teacher, it is my job to figure out what the student wants to know and learn and figure out how to help the student get there.” Michael usually starts the student out with an easy piece and has the student playing a song in the first lesson so they can see that playing music is possible for them and that they feel a sense of accomplishment. From there they can take on more challenging work as they make progress.
An impressive guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, Michael Scalabrino teaches music lessons in Los Angeles. Michael is comfortable teaching jazz, rock, funk, latin, afro-cuban, metal, country, and pop. He is patient and laid-back in his teaching style which inspires his students.
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