Private music lessons on guitar, bass, piano, drums, voice, violin, wind instruments. Our teachers can help you achieve your musical goals. If You want to become a professional musician, or just want to have a little musical fun, we respect your wishes and tailor your lessons to YOU! 12 instructors on staff. All styles and all ages taught. Learn at your own pace. Rock, Jazz, Blues, Heavy Metal, Country, Gospel.

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • Chamber of Commerce
  • American Federation of Musicians

Serviced Areas

  • Utica, New Hartford, Clinton, Whitesboro, Saquoit, Mohawk Valley

Payment Options

  • Cash Only, Personal Checks

Contact Details

  Person Carmen Caramanica
  City New Hartford, NY
  Zip Code 13413
  Address 52 Genesee Street
  Phone Number (315) 735-2737

Business Representative

Carmen Caramanica

Owner/ Instructor

Professional guitarist and teacher. Credits include NBC Tonight Show, MGM Records, Paramount Pictures. PBS Jazz Television. Held adjunct teaching positions at Hamilton College and MVCC, taught guitar seminars of Syracuse University and Utica College.

  • I would recommend this business

I'd taken lessons from Carmen for many years and 25 years later when I come home I still take lessons with him. He is very kind and compassionate and makes learning music fun!

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Hey, I'm a music major at Suny Potsdam, Carmen has been my guitar teacher for a long time now. I started off playing bass wanting to be like my dad. But as soon as Carmen showed me some of his jazz, I was hooked and immediately began learning how to play guitar. Carmen is simply a jazz-blues guru. He knows every trick in the book, a style all his own in the jazz genre and chops to match. He can sight read any music you put in front of him, name chords by ear and teaches you how to play jazz hardcore. If you buy into playing the jazz he'll open a door for you to walk through.

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Customer Testimonials

Carmen was very busy at the time, fitting in students between his road gigs with high-profile acts like Lou Rawls and Tony Orlando. I feel lucky he made space in his schedule for someone as inexperienced as me. Actually, the fact that I was so inexperienced really worked in my favor. I had no idea what a great player he really was and sort of adopted a if that guy can do it, why not me attitude.

I took lessons from Carmen Caramanica in Utica NY while in high school. I learned more from him in under two years than I learned in all those other sax/clarinet/bass lessons combined. Instead of just pushing buttons, he showed me how music is built; he showed why you want to push that certain button.Thanks, Carmen!

DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY. As someone who has taken many guitar lessons over the years, with several different teachers - ALL I CAN SAY IS: Why did I waste all those years? As a current student of Mr. Caramanica, here at Carmen Caramanica Music Instruction Studios - I am now finally making all my musical dreams come true (You can too).

Just do what I did - pick up the phone and call. Believe me when I say, You won't regret it. Forget about all the rest. Learn from the best.