Phone: 973-228-9115 Ext. 2316 or 2015
Degrees and Certifications:
Montclair State University B.Mus. in Music Education Magna Cum Laude NJ P-12 Music Teacher Certification
Mr. Matteo Varano
Mr. Varano is a graduate of the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University. He majored in Music Education and graduated Magna Cum Laude. He studied saxophone and woodwinds in college, in classical, jazz, pop, rock, world and commercial music styles. His interests within the realm of music include music composition, jazz/popular music arranging, electronic music production, audio recording, and live audio engineering. Mr. Varano has had the opportunity to work with many amazing musical artists across the tri-state area. Some of these artists include Dennis Mackrel, (Count Basie Orchestra, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra) Dr. Neil Yates, (BBC Big Band, Johnny Dankworth Orchestra), and Darmon Meader (New York Voices) as well as many others. He has also had the great pleasure of performing in venues ranging from Trumpets Jazz Club in Montclair to the legendary Stone Pony in Asbury Park, and many in between. When he is not teaching his awesome students at Grover Cleveland Middle School, or working with the various GCMS and JCHS jazz bands, Mr.Varano can be found practicing his craft in various pit orchestras, big bands, and wedding bands across the state of New Jersey or engaging in his primary hobbies of cooking and photography.