Based in Northern 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 Nutley, NJ. Instruments offered include Voice, Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, and Beginner Piano. Song-writing & Music Theory classes are also available. Rockband, A Capella Group, Music Theory/Ear Training, and other exciting group workshops are offered seasonally.
His & Hers Music is a proud member of the Mid-Atlantic Music Teachers Guild (MAMTG). Follow the link Below for additional information about this organization.
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 in NYC. She is also a current member of NYSTA (New York Singing Teachers' Association), and is the voice instructor at the Bridgewater School of Music in Bridgewater, NJ. 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.