Based in Bloomfield, NJ, His & Hers Music is a small family-owned music school. We offer private music lessons available in your home, or at our home studio in Bloomfield. Instruments offered include Voice, Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, and Beginner Piano. Song-writing & Music Theory classes are also available. Rockbands, A Capella Groups, and other exciting group workshops are offered seasonally.
His & Hers Music's Instructors are proud members of professional organizations such as the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), The New York Singing Teachers Association (NYSTA), and the Mid-Atlantic Music Teachers Guild (MAMTG), Follow the links Below for additional information.
Introducing the newest member of the His & Hers Music Team: Jarrett Walser!
We are thrilled to welcome the incredibly talented Jarrett Walser to the His & Hers Music Family. Jarrett will be providing drum lessons starting summer 2018, and will also be co-instructing our student rock Ensembles. If you, or anyone you know, is interested in drum lessons, please "contact us" by using the link in the top banner!
VOice Instructor Diane Aragona to be featured soloist in February Concert
Diane Aragona, voice instructor and Co-owner of His & Hers Music, will be a featured soloist in concert at The Church of the Sacred Heart in South Plainfield, NJ. The performance will include "a little bit of this and a little bit of that," including a wide variety of musical selections, from musical theater and opera arias to disney favorites!
The Concert will take place on Sunday, 2/4/18, at 3pm. For all the football fans out there, please rest assured the concert will conclude by 4:15pm, before kickoff.
We are in the paper!
Check out this cool article featured in The Clifton Journal Highlighting our recent performance at The Fine Grind Coffee Bar in Little Falls, NJ.
We have another show scheduled at this awesome venue on 11/4/17 from 2pm-4pm. See our events page for more details!
THE 2017 SUMMER ROCK INTENSIVE SHOWCASE WAS A HUGE HIT!
THANK YOU TO ALL THE STUDENTS AND PARENTS INVOLVED IN THE SHOW, AND A SPECIAL THANKS TO THE OLD CANAL INN IN NUTLEY FOR HOSTING THESE TALENTED student BANDS!
Visit our Facebook for the live stream & photos from the event: http://facebook.com/hisandhersmusicllc/
THANK YOU TO OUR VOCAL STUDENTS for A WONDERFUL SPRING RECITAL!
Head to our "media" page to check out more pictures from this great event!
2017 summer programs
Week-Long Workshops (Mon-Fri)
“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” A Cappella Group (open to girls 12-18)
·Do you love the movie “Pitch Perfect”? Are you interested in joining a group like the ones featured in the movie? This is the program for you!
o A week-long program in the mornings for female singers interested in learning more about harmony, vocal technique, stage presence, and teamwork.
o Dates are TBD based on interest and student availability, so please contact us if you are interested in participating!
Rock Intensive (open to vocalists & instrumentalists of all ages)
·Students will work with professional musicians and learn what it takes to be a part of a rock and roll band!
o A program held throughout the summer in weekly blocks - 3 hours per day for 5 consecutive days
o Students can either sign up in pre-made groups, or enter the program individually to be placed in a band
o Please contact us for available dates.
One-Day Comprehensive Workshops
Song Writing Workshop (open to vocalists & instrumentalists of all ages)
·Are you ready to take the next step in your musical journey? Learn to understand and develop your creative process in this workshop!
o Sessions scheduled by appointment - Please contact us for availability
Students can sign up alone, or with a group of friends
Guitar/Vocal Looping Workshop (open to all ages)
·A chance to experiment with expanding your musical options as a solo artist through the process of layering sounds and different musical lines!
o By appointment – please contact us for details
Audition Preparation & Etiquette for Singers (open to vocalists ages 10-18)
Develop the skills to confidently nail your next audition!
o Tuesday 7/18 10am-12pm
o Tuesday 8/8 10am-12pm
Acting for Singers (open to vocalists ages 10-18)
Learn how to grow as a singing actor and convey the emotion of a song!
o Wednesday 7/19 10am-1pm
o Wednesday 8/9 10am-1pm
For availability & pricing information please contact us through www.hisandhersmusicllc.com, or call (973)600-4265
spring festival congratulations!
Congratulations to our 3 talented students who participated in the Mid Atlantic Music Teachers Guild Spring Festival 2017!
Ria Arora, voice
Kelley Karlok, bass guitar
Stephanie Helfgott, voice
We are so proud of your performances.
Special congratulations to voice student stephanie who placed 2nd in both categories she entered.
We are his & hers music
Husband and wife duo Diane Aragona & Charles Salamone aim to provide quality private music education, with an emphasis on family and a goal of serving the surrounding communities.
New Jersey-based soprano Diane Aragona is a classically trained singer and vocal instructor. Ms. Aragona has her Master of Music degree in Classical Voice from Mason Gross School of the Arts (Rutgers University), where she studied with Judith Nicosia. An avid lover of opera, art song, and musical theater, Ms. Aragona transcends these boundaries with her versatility and ability to perform in both classical and musical theater works.
Ms. Aragona has a passion for contemporary American art song, and has worked one-on-one with such prominent composers as Richard Hundley and Tom Cipullo.
Diane Aragona has also taught collegiate level voice lessons for non-music majors at Rutgers University and has substitute taught for their undergraduate group vocal class. Ms. Aragona is a private voice instructor for the National Children's Chorus (NCC) in NYC. Ms. Aragona is also a current member of The New York Singing Teachers' Association (NYSTA) where she is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the 2017-2018 season.. In addition, Ms. Aragona is the co-owner of His & Hers Music, a family-owned music school in Northern NJ that specializes in private music lessons for all ages, child through adult. Please contact through www.dianearagona.squarespace.com.
Multi-instrumentalist Charles "Chuck" salamone has been teaching music privately since 2008. Chuck has his B.A. in music from Rutgers university, where he was active in choral, instrumental, and a cappella groups throughout his studies. As a toddler, Chuck was fascinated with the Disney film, “Fantasia.” He believes that this movie is the reason why he became so interested in studying and exploring his creativity with music as his medium. Since the founding of his first band in middle school, Chuck has loved performing as the front man of several bands. Today,
Chuck is a music educator by day and a performer by night. His current musical project, "Amigos, Amigos!", released their first record "It's Okay, They're not listening" in 2014. Their second studio album is set to be released in early 2017. Outside of "Amigos, Amigos!", Chuck works on a variety of both solo and collaborative musical projects, ranging from classical/folk crossover to the arranging & looping of popular video game melodies,
Chuck focuses on inspiring his students to not only be knowledgable musicians, but to also be creative and original as they develop their own work. Chuck goes beyond teaching the basics of the instrument as he also offers insight into the creative process of song writing.
Jarrett began his musical journey at the age of three, but his love for jazz began at the age of 11 when he started studying at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s (NJPAC) WellFargo Jazz for Teens program. During his 7 years at NJPAC, he had the fortunate opportunity to study with jazz greats such as Ralph Peterson, Cecil Brooks III and Dion Parson. After his studies at NJPAC, he continued to pursue his passion for music at Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts, where he received his B.A. in Jazz Performance. While there he was able to study with world class musicians Victor Lewis, Ralph Bowen and Conrad Herwig to name a few. After the 3 away from school he returned to Rutgers and is currently a Masters student at Mason Gross School of the Art and he plans to focus on his life long passion of playing music.
Even though Jarrett’s musical background is in Jazz, he has grown to love and appreciate all styles of music. He has performed with various funk and pop/rock groups such as Charles Laurita and The Mischief, Always On Time and Goddess Laskshmi. Jarrett is now excited to continue is musical journey with Amigos, Amigos and to collaborate and reunite with his former college “amigo” Chuck Salamone. He is very excited to join the team at His & Hers Music as the drum/percussion instructor.