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Position: Orchestra Director & Guitar
Room: E101
Phone: (480) 424-8911
Email: Salomone

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My name is Jason Salomone and I direct the orchestras at both campuses of Arizona College Prep. I am a New York native and I moved to Arizona in 2005. I currently live a few miles from downtown Gilbert with my wife, our son, and our dog, Polly. My primary instrument is the bass. I completely respect Baroque Era and Classical Era music, I completely adore Romantic Era music, and I am ever fascinated by 20th Century Era music. I listen to music so much that I drive everyone else around me crazy.

My Education and Professional Background

I studied the double bass at Mannes College of Music in Manhattan under John Dewitt, and I graduated with a B.M. in music education from The Crane School of Music. I graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Master's in Educational Leadership. I began teaching orchestra in Syracuse, NY within the Liverpool School District. I moved to Arizona in 2005 and taught for the Deer Valley School District for several years. Since 2009, I have been teaching orchestra for the Chandler Unified School District. I have been teaching for A.C.P. since 2010.

My Educational Philosophy

Learning music means learning how to set goals, take responsibility for ourselves, meet deadlines, and collaborate in a positive way with a variety of different people. Teamwork is a very important part of what I teach in an orchestra class. As students excel on their instruments they gain skills and techniques, but they also learn that to achieve in life takes work and dedication. At the core of it all, they learn that work can be fun, and that achieving goals is rewarding.

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