Mr. Varano

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

Matteo Varano is a recent music education graduate of Montclair State University and the John J. Cali School of Music, where he 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 JCHS jazz band, 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 hobby photography. He is very excited to be joining the Caldwell/West Caldwell public school faculty and is grateful for the opportunity.

Grover Cleveland Middle School

6th Grade Cycle Music  
7th and 8th Grade Band Director 
7th and 8th Grade Band Lesson Instructor
6th-8th Grade Jazz Band Director
James Caldwell High School
Jazz Band Director