SCHOOL INFORMATION The Calderone School of Music is a NJ Registered Professional Development Provider and offers private music lessons to students of all ages and levels on every instrument: strings, woodwinds, brasses, percussion, organ, piano, accordion, keyboards, voice, and popular, jazz and classical guitar and bass and harp. The school also has a College Preparatory Division and a Professional Development Division for Public School Teachers' Continuing Education. The curriculum is well-rounded and comprehensive. Designed on the Kodàly Music Philosophy, the school curricula includes the principles of the National Standards and the methodologies of Orff, Dalcroze and Suzuki. The experienced degreed teaching staff are trained by the school as master teachers. All styles of music are available for study including classical, jazz, Broadway, rock and roll, folk and popular music.
Kindermusik classes are offered as a fun-fill enriching adventure in music concepts for young children from birth to age 7. They are culturally enriching and develop cognition as well as provide learning age appropriate musical concepts and how to play instruments. These classes are also designed for the child who likes music but is not sure about studying an instrument or does not know what instrument he wants to study. Kindermusik teachers are degreed music instructors who are certified by Kindermusik and are young child specialists.
SUZUKI STRINGS PLUS PROGRAM provides an enjoyable parent-shared learning experience on string instruments for children ages 3 to 7 years. Weekly group classes and private lessons make provide an optimal situation for young string players.
CSM Guitar Ensemble with Mrs. Cronk.
Students may choose to take part in ensembles, auditions, and competitions or simply learn for their own enjoyment. CSM offers exams in the Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory Schievement Program, ABRSM, MEA, ASTA, Guild, NATS and many others. Weekly Saturday Mini-recitals are informal and provide an opportunity for experience and growth to any student at any level. Formal recitals take place in June and students receive their awards. The school also offers the CSM Evaluation Exams every spring. All extra curricular activities are optional.
Professor Kathleen Calderone, Founder and Director since 1975.
SCHOOL HISTORY The Calderone School of Music was founded in 1975 and provides a quality education with an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students. The experienced professional staff of fifty-five dedicated teachers with advanced degrees in music consists of certified teachers and college professors, teaching their specialty instruments. Kathleen Calderone, the founder, received her BA in Music Education from Kean University, where she is an adjunct professor, holds a Kodàly Graduate Certification in music education from Westminster Choir College, obtained her Masters of Arts for Teachers in Music at Rutgers University, possesses a New Jersey Supervisor Certification, and pursing Ph.D. from Capella University.