North Cove Music

North Cove Music

5.0 (1)
1 employee
23 years in business

About this pro

Mike Dorio, has been playing and

studying music for almost 50 years. In

his college years at Five Towns he

studied under both jazz guitarist Joe

Carbone and Pete Rogine. Graduating

in 1980 with a degree in music

performance, Mike began to tour with

various bands ranging from Top 40 to

Country to Blues, all the while

gathering knowledge of each style and

passing it along to his students. In the

90’s he hooked up with jazz great Billy

Bauer for his advanced studies. This

resulted in multiple Broadway

performances ,with shows such as

Movin’ Out, Swing and Dirty Rotten

Scoundrals . Mike is now committed to

passing this knowledge on thru

teaching beginners and advanced

students individually or in a group

setting.

It is what I've done my whole life,it is what I know, and I am eager to pass my knowledge on to the next generations!

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Credentials

North Babylon, NY 11703
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1 Review

5.0

  • Darren Nassbaum, Lynn Nussbaum, Tom Schaudel

    Below are some quotes from a student and parent. “I have had the privilege of having Mike as my mentor for 11 years now. I was eight years old when I started and was hooked ever since. His passion for the instrument and unique style of teaching was monumental in my success as a student. ”. Darren Nussbaum “My son had guitar teachers that he did not click with. He was almost ready to give up UNTIL he met Mike Dorio. Mike encouraged my son to love and appreciate guitar in a way that I did not think possible. He is still playing at 19. He started at age 8”. Lynn Nussbaum Below is a quote from Tom Schaudel, chef, author and current student. “I’ve known Mike Dorio for over ten years. He’s an amazing guitar player and musician, a kind and patient teacher, and a great friend. If you want to learn how to play the guitar, or improve on what you already know, you’ll want to study with Mike. He’s simply the best!”



FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Patience, organization and discipline are key when teaching music, particularly guitar. The areas of study the beginning guitarist will learn are:

1.    How to hold the guitar properly.

2.    Finger technique

3.    Basic chords

4.    Applying finger technique and basic chords “in time”.

5.    Playing pop tunes as well as some folk tunes

At the intermediate level of study, reading and writing music are introduced, as well as music theory. Students will be playing more involved songs as bar chords and improvisation are introduced.

At the advanced level students really start to dissect how the notes are laid out on the fretboard.They will study different chord inversions, and different styles of music, as well as copy favorite guitar solos to help with improvisation.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Mike Dorio, who is the sole proprietor of North Cove Music has been playing and studying music for almost 40 years. In his college years at Five Towns he studied under both jazz guitarist Joe Carbone and Pete Rogine. Graduating in 1980 with a degree in music performance, Mike began to tour with various bands ranging from Top 40 to Country to Blues, all the while gathering knowledge of each style and passing it along to his students. In the 90’s he hooked up with jazz great Billy Bauer for his advanced studies. This resulted in multiple Broadway performances ,with shows such as Movin’ Out, Swing, Dirty Rotten Scoundrals and Jersey Boys Mike is now committed to passing this knowledge on thru North Cove Music.