... has been performing music since childhood and teaching a wide variety of instruments since 2005.
Between the garage punk band he founded in high school and his solo singer-songwriter project GioSafari, he wrote and recorded original music, performed in many different ensembles and venues, and explored a wide variety of genres, styles, and instruments.
He studied music at the University of Central Florida (Orlando), with emphasis on classical guitar, but also studied piano, punk, jazz, Irish and American folk music, and Russian composer Igor Stravinsky. In 2022 he received his Master of Arts in Teaching at Lehman College.
He has worked as a violin teaching-assistant, a rock-music-camp counselor, and band coach; he has been working as a classroom music teacher and band director at secondary public schools in NYC since 2017.
After, Caleb began touring and performing across the United States while continuing his studies at Anderson University School of Music, where he studied Performance and Music Production. During his time at the university and in the years that followed, Caleb recorded with numerous bands and artists, amassing millions of online streams and touring the US and several other countries.
Today, Caleb resides in Hamilton Heights, where he continues to teach, record, and perform, helping others on their musical journey. He would love to talk with you about your musical journey and how he can join you in your next steps!
My son Joseph just completed his 5th lesson with Gio and he LOVES his piano classes. Gio is very patient and dedicated to Joseph. Glad that my son is taking lessons from him.
Julianne C. (Piano)
My son has learned a lot with Gio so far. He is very patient, professional and wonderful working with my son who is now 8 years old. I look forward to many more lessons.
Nancy E. (Guitar)
Gio is priceless! [He] has been working with our 3 year old teaching him the mandolin for 6 months... We find his commitment, expertise & personality impeccable. I would advise you to take lessons from no other. He is a star!
Cynthia X. (Mandolin & Ukulele)
Gio is great. He knows his stuff and makes the lessons fun while teaching.
Rich P. (Harmonica)
Gio has been wonderfully patient with my efforts as a total beginner. His instructions are clear and helpful, and he has provided a good mix of motivation and encouragement. Highly recommended!
Charles W. (Clarinet)
Gio is a great teacher I would definitely recommend. He does a great job of relating to my daughter and thinking out of the box to encourage her learning the guitar.
Kristina T. (Guitar)
Gio truly focuses on the student's needs. I've met too many self-absorbed musicians in the past, but Gio really pays attention to details in the student's playing. He is excellent at teaching technique and was the first guitar teacher to help me fix physical problems regarding posture and arm tension. His kind, easy-going manner makes a student comfortable. He has a wealth of musical knowledge to share.
Mary V. (Guitar)
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