Our Instructors

 

Danny Miranda

Danny Miranda

Danny Miranda / MeatLoaf The list of people Danny played with reads like a Who’s Who of the New York, Early gigs saw him playing with Bobby Rondinelli (Rainbow, Black Sabbath), Al Pitrelli (Megadeth, Alice Cooper, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), and John Miceli (Meat Loaf), More Recently Queen and a host of others. Danny aside from his friendly persona is known for laying down some of the most wicked grooves ever. Thanks Dan for Teaching at The Music Station

 

 


 

Jules Radino / Blue Öyster Cult

 

Jules Radino

Jules Radino

Prior to BÖC he toured nationally and internationally with blues guitarist Popa Chubby. In between BÖC, Jules can be seen playing a wide variety of gigs. He keeps an active schedule performing and recording with diverse NYC artists. As a clinician, he has performed many clinics nationwide and has a teaching practice at Jeff Denny’s Music Station on Long Island. His talents are recognized with endorsements from Taye drums, Paiste cymbals, Vic Firth drumsticks, Attack drumheads, Hansenfutz practice pedals and The Brite Stuff cymbal polish “I’ve been fortunate to meet and play with some amazing people and musicians. I toured with blues guitarist Popa Chubby. Along with BÖC, you can hear me with some great singer/songwriters like Derek James, Dave Doobinin, Briana Winter and Black Bunny to name a few.

 


Ryan Formato

Ryan Formato

Ryan Formato

Ryan was born in Brooklyn, NY and moved to Mastic, NY at the age of 5. He picked up the guitar at the age of fourteen and seriously began interested after hearing Steve Vai. Ryan has been playing guitar religiously for 10 years and graduated from SUNY Stony Brook. Steve Vai is Ryan’s major influence along with Jeff Denny as Jeff Denny has taught him a lot about the guitar from fierce licks to the theory behind chords and music in general. Ryan has competed in the Guitarmageddon competition in 2002 making it all the way to the Regional finals and more recently had competed again in 2004 and won the East Coast Regional Finals in Florida and would later go to Dallas, Texas to play in the National Finals. Ryan made it to the top 6 in the country out of 3,500 contestants and played to a crowd of 15,000 people sharing the stage with many of music’s finest players. Ryan Formato has established himself at a young age and is working towards becoming a major player in the guitar industry. His songs are inspired by his family, life, as well as his wife Patricia. One of his songs is dedicated to her and he invites you to listen to the beautiful melodies dedicated to her. Ryan has dedicated much of his life to the instrument practicing hours daily to achieve a high technical ability and a great sense of melody. He will continue to write music to enrich his life as well as the lives of others.


Steve Klein

Steve Klein

Steve Klein is one the busiest drummers in NY. With over 100 gigs a year and 1200 lessons a year, he still finds time to study and practice.Currently is has the support of Vic Firth sticks and Evans drum heads and can found on the-Vic Firth educational team./ Hes been playing for over 35 yrs and has done thousands of live gigs along with touring and studio work His motto is”Its all about giving back” You can see his love for the drums through his passion for it.

 

 


 

The Music Station is Proud to introduce one of our strongest vocal coaches to date

Jessie Conklin

Jessie Conklin

Jessie has over 10 years in the music education field. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Vocal Music Education from the College of Saint Rose and has both performed and taught music spanning from Classical, sacred, opera, jazz, and musical theater. Her passion in teaching voice lessons comes from helping students reach their potential and achieve their goals while increasing their knowledge of music theory and using their voice in a healthy, effective way.

 

 

 


 

 

Anthony LaScala

Anthony LaScala

Anthony LaScala

I don’t know if practice makes perfect, but it makes a good guitarist. Accomplishments 1985- Present: (electric guitar). 1991- Present: (classical guitar). 1993-1995: Played in North wind. 1994: Played the first live version of Steve Reich’s Electric counter point. 1996: Earned a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts Stony brook University. 1999: Earned a Certificate in Education Dowling Collage. 2000-Present: Teaching at Brentwood UFSD 2002: Earned a Masters Degree in Education Dowling Collage. 2010: Guitar Instructor at Jeff Denny’s Music Station. Influences All of my guitar teachers, Beatles, Rush, Pink Floyd, Iron Maiden, Randy Rhoads, Eddie Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, AC/DC, Leo Brower, Augustus Barrios, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, John McLaughlin, Bach, Benjamin Britten, Bela Bartok.

 


Tru Doty is a multi keyboardist and songwriter from New York, who has enjoyed

True Doty

True Doty

composing, orchestrating and producing songs and music for publishing companies for nearly two decades as well as performing live on stage with some of the greatest musicians and bands. He began performing live, in his first rock band, at eleven years old. He rapidly developed a love for a wide range of styles, including rock, funk, blues, jazz and gospel. From 1984 to 2006 Tru developed his funky gospel blues style on the Hammond B3 in a church setting, where he served as the Music Minister for several churches. Tru has recorded and performed with artists such as G. E. Smith, Roger Earl, Kenny Aaronson, Steve Holly, Mark Alexander, Marty Kersich, Chuck Burgi, Kasim Sulton, Phil Grande, Bobby Rondinelli, Danny Miranda, Junior Mack, and Mark Greenberg, to name a few.

 


Manny Larios

Manny Larios

Manny Larios Manny Larios is an active freelance Violin player on Long Island. A graduate of the William Floyd school district, He is currently transferring to Stony Brook University to study music performance. Manny has played with various groups including The Sound symphony, The SCCC Orchestra, Dowling College Symphony and a soloist with the BAFFA Symphony. He has also toured with LIYO in Canada, Scandinavia, England and South America. Mr. Larios enjoys teaching private 1/2 hour lessons at the Music Station as well as playing with diverse chamber ensembles. Call Lori to schedule a free lesson with Mr. Larios.

 


Brian Paladino

Brian Paladino

Brian Paladino

is a Music Teacher born and raised on Long Island who is currently writing, recording, and performing original music as well as many other genres of music. Brian received his Bachelors degree for Music Education from SUNY Fredonia where he studied classical guitar. During his time throughout school he performed with the Fredonia Guitar Ensemble, Concert Band, SCCC Guitar Ensemble as well as various chamber groups.

 

 

 


 

Jeff Denny

Jeff Denny

Jeff Denny

I believe it is a privilege to share my encyclopedic knowledge of songs and guitar styles to any student who trusts me with their education. I recognize each student learns differently and will be inspired by different styles of music. I can teach them the proper theory and techniques while guiding them on a path that will bring out the best in their talents. We will work on a course of study together, created to suit the students abilities and above all..have lots of fun! What sets me apart from other instructors is that I encourage the students to “practice” correctly and guide them through the techniques they must use at home. And I own the Place LOL

 

 


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Matt McClusky


Matt McCluskey

Matt is a lifelong drummer who has engaged in many different musical pursuits. He currently performs with his original Rock Band Group which has had many songs featured in television commercials and TV as well as a Marching Band that performs on Long Island and throughout New York State. Matt studied at Hofstra University with a concentration in Reading, Drum Set Technique, and Theory. Matt’s drumming influences vary greatly from Jazz’s Buddy Rich, Rock’s John Bonham and
Fusion’s Dave Weckl.

 

 


 

 

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Kevin Damato

Kevin D’Amato (Guitar, Piano)

Kevin has been teaching music for over 20 years and holds both a Bachelors and Master’s degree from New York University.  He has played and studied with some of the most gifted guitarists in New York; including Woody Mann, Stefan Grossman, and Dave Mustane.   Kevin has toured with major recording artists and played some of the best know venues in New York.  Relocating from Manhattan to the East End,  Kevin began teaching at Jeff Denny’s Music Station in 2014.

 

 

 


 

 

 
 
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