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Deb Hogan has been teaching music for 17 years with 16 of those years at Matt’s Music. Deb attended State University of New York at Fredonia where she received her Master’s in Music Education. Deb is a proud veteran of the Marine Corp spending four years in the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band. She teaches several band instruments, with a main concentration on brass instruction. Her students consistently score highest in the county for the NYSSMA festivals. Deb participates in several ensembles including the Ladies 1st Jazz Band on trombone, Buffalo Silver Band on euphonium, and the national award-winning Tonawanda American Legion Band on euphonium. Deb has a lifelong love of learning.
Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Trombone, Tuba
Andrew Peruzzini performed with the Buffalo (NY) Philharmonic Orchestra under Michael Tilson Thomas, American Wind Symphony Orchestra under Robert Austin Boudreau (Pittsburgh), Glorious Brass Quintet (Austin), Ringling Brothers Circus, Disneyland Band, Solo trumpet chair with Carol McLaughlin Big Band, Multi instrumentalist with Jazz trio Payazzo, Lead horn player with My Cousin Tone’ jazz ensemble, Woody Price and the Roadrunners, Kickstart Rumble and others.
Certified New York State school music instructor and band director for Buffalo (NY) Public Schools, he has built successful instrumental music programs at Hutchinson Central Technical High School, Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts, International Preparatory Academy and South Park High Schools. As a NYSSMA festival judge, he is highly qualified to prepare students for solo competition. Memberships have included NYSSMA, ECMEA, IAJE and AFM 92.
As a student and educator he shared the stage or classroom with master musicians Eugene Ormandy, Frederick Fennell, Donald Hunsberger, Keith Jarrett, Ron Carter, Allen Vizzutti, Rick Braun, Christopher Gekker, Ed Shaughnessey, Ron Logan, Jeff Tyzik, Steve Raybine, Rayburn Wright, Bill Dobbins, Sam Zambito, Ted Nash and many others. He is renowned as a jazz trumpet player in Central Mexico where Doc Severinsen lived and performed. Mr. Peruzzini was a full merit scholarship recipient to attend, and holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the Eastman School of Music (Rochester, NY). He obtained a Master of Fine Arts, again on full scholarship, from the University of Texas at Austin.
Mr. P. currently resides in North Tonawanda with his wife Claudia and their dog Riley.
Joe Martino is an honors graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, and Purchase College, State University of New York, where he completed a Master of Music degree with a concentration in Jazz Studies. He has shared the stage with Randy Brecker, John Fedchock, Jon Faddis, Jimmy Greene, and Tom Harrell, amongst others.
An active musician and music educator in the Western New York region, he is currently a doctoral candidate at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. Martino has extensive experience teaching beginning to advanced musicians in all musical genres.