Woodwind Lessons

Choosing Woodwind Music Lessons in South Jersey is made easy by The Conservatory of Musical Arts. We have the finest classical, jazz and studio musicians and our professionally degreed music staff has been hand selected not only for their reputation as performers but also for their ability to be able to inspire and motivate students through their passion for woodwind instruments.

Whether you take advantage of any of our specialty music programs, private music lessons, semi-private music lessons or in-home music programs you can feel safe knowing that each of our teachers has years of experience with us and providing students with outstanding results.

 Anthony Salicandro - Saxophone LessonsANTHONY SALICANDRO – Director
Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet – Tony has performed with such celebrity musicians as Frank Sinatra,Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole, Johnny Mathis, Sammy Davis Jr, Burt Bacharach, Cher, Steve & Eydie Gormé, Barry Manilow, and Doc Severnson. His radio and television credits include “The Tonight Show” (1978), “Mel Torme Live” (1988), “The Miss America Pagent” (1979-1985), and the soundtrack for “Dick Clark’s Freedom Festival ’89”. Tony has also toured with Ben Vereen (1978-79) and Lou Rawls (1978), and his playing can be heard on CDs featuring Bobby Rydell and Lou Rawls.Tony holds a Bachelor of Music in Flute from the University of the Arts. He is an adjunct professor at the University of the Arts. He was an adjunct professor for 25 years at Rowan University. He has performed with the Atlantic City casino orchestras and The Philly Pops, and he currently performs and records with the Brazilian jazz group Minas.

Gia Walton - WoodwindsGIA WALTON – Assistant Director 
– Gia received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of the Arts and a Master of Music degree from Temple University. She is currently the Instrumental Music director at Cherry Hill High School East.

Previously, she held an adjunct position of senior lecturer at the University of the Arts, woodwind faculty member of the Temple University Preparatory Division, Co-director and owner of the Ventnor School of Music in Ventnor, NJ, and conductor of the South Jersey Pops Symphony.

Gia is a freelance musician who has performed with various orchestras, and in casinos and showrooms throughout the Philadelphia-South Jersey area including Philly Pops Orchestra, Walnut Street Theater Orchestra, Ocean City Pops, Atlantic Chamber Ensemble, Bridgeton Symphony and Princeton Music Festival Theater.

Antonello DimatteoANTONELLO DiMATTEO – Studio & In-Home Instructor
Born in Abruzzo -Italy, multi-instrumentalist, he began his musical studies under the guidance of Roberto Torto and Composition with Sante Centurione at Civic Institute of Music in San Giovanni Teatino (Chieti -Italy), afterward graduating in clarinet with highest honors at the Conservatory of Music “G.Braga” in Teramo. After his graduation he continued to refine his musical skill studying with well-known international artists, until he moved to Philadelphia obtaining his degree in Master of Music Performance at Temple University in Philadelphia.

As an eclectic classical and world-music performer, Mr. DiMatteo boasts several concerts in USA, Italy, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Greece, Malta, Iraq and Libya, performing in the foremost concert halls and festivals.

Jocelyn Moore – Studio & In-Home Instructor
Oboe Teacher – Jocelyn Moore (oboe) Jocelyn Moore currently holds the position of Second Oboe with Symphony in C and is the oboist of the Whitman Winds. She has also performed with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, Wilmington Ballet, Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, and more. In addition to these groups, Jocelyn has also performed with a number of notable contemporary artists such as Amy Grant and Boyz II Men.

Outside of her career as a performer, Jocelyn is a strong advocate for music education. She maintains a private teaching studio and is the Education and Outreach Manager for Symphony in C, where she works to bring music programs to schools throughout Camden and North Philadelphia. She was also previously on the staff of Temple Music Preparatory Division’s Center for Gifted Young Musicians and the faculty of Play On, Philly!.

Jocelyn received a Bachelor of Music degree from Duquesne University and a Master of Music degree from Temple University. Her primary teachers include Peter Smith and James Gorton.

TARA ROZANSKI – Office Manager, Flute Teacher, Social Media Marketing
Office Manager, Flute Teacher, Social Media Marketing
– Tara Rozanski is a professional flutist and piccolo player from Franklinville, NJ. She is a graduate of Montclair State University with a concentration in flute performance, where she studied with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra’s Susan Palma-Nidel. Upon her graduation from Montclair State University, Tara obtained her master’s degree in flute performance at University of Delaware under the direction of flutist Eileen Grycky. During her time in Delaware, she gained pedagogical and professional experience as the professor of flute methods. As a performer, she was an active member in the school’s graduate woodwind quintet, sat principal chair of the University of Delaware Symphony, and also won the school’s concerto competition. She has an extensive performance history and continues to thrive in the classical community. Some highlights include being a featured soloist with Colonial Symphony and University of Delaware’s orchestra, performing at Carnegie Hall as part of Montclair State University’s flute quartet, and playing at the Mann Center as part of the Video Game Orchestra. She actively plays with chamber ensembles and freelances as a soloist and orchestral musician throughout the tri-state area.

Aside from her teaching and performing career, Tara has served as administrative support in many musical organizations, most recently acting as Engagement Coordinator of The Philly POPS. She also serves as front of house support and educational support for the organization. She has a natural talent for social media marketing and has success in both musical and non-musical organizations and companies as a social media marketer, such as Mad Decent Philly, Philadelphia International Music Festival, and many more. Most recently, Tara is honored to be the official coach of the 2018 All South Jersey Honors Flute Quartet.

Tara sees any opportunity in music as an inspiring one, and continues to dedicate her life to the arts in any way she can, whether it be teaching, playing, or acting as office support. She is excited to bring her efforts to CMA.