Meet the experts!
Matt founded E.L. Music after 20 years of teaching and music retail experience. His goal is to bring back the "small store" to the world of music retail. "I want E.L. Music to be the Hub of the music community. I want it to be a place where musicians hangout and buy their instruments. A place where everyone belongs and shares their gift of music with each other."
Matt also went to Leeds Guitar Building School and can be seen performing with the band Vertical Horizon. Matt does in house repairs and has select openings for private lessons.
Kristine with a "K": Assistant Manager
You'll always be greeted with a smile from our "special K." Kristine is always there for our wonderful customers and keeps the store moving and shaking! Rumor has it she was originally what the new Wonder Woman was based on. We can neither confirm or deny this...
Jay Tullio: Staff and Repairs
If you are from the area and you play guitar, then you know the name Jay Tullio. For almost 30 years Jay has been such an important part of our music community. He is an expert on all things to do with guitars and amps. You have a question, he has the answer. We are very pleased to have Jay here with us.
Tom Lubelczyk: Bass and Guitar instructor
is a bassist, guitarist, composer, and educator who divides his time between the worlds of Jazz, Rock, and Celtic music. He has been a gigging musician for the better part of the last two decades and has been an active educator for the last fifteen years. Tom holds a Bachelor of Music in String Bass Performance from UMASS Lowell and has pursued private studies with Mark Henry of The Boston Pops, Bassist John Lockwood, brief studies in Hindustani Classical Music, among many other private studies and mentorships. As a performer, Tom has founded and led several groups spanning genres, worked as a freelancer with a wide range of musicians, played on a number of recordings, and performed in many festivals and venues throughout the Northeast. Tom can be seen with the Award Winning group The Worcester Jazz Collective
Paul “Blakey” Blaquiere: Guitar, Bass, Ukelele Instructor
beginner/intermediate level, all ages.
Custom lessons designed to meet student goals for a fun, productive, and satisfying musical experience.
* 15+ years teaching (Kurlan Music and residence)
* 2 years, guitarist in Blues band
* 20+ years band leader, guitar/bass /ukulele playing Contemporary, Standards, ethnic music
* Degree in Secondary Education (includes Music courses), Worcester State University
* 7+ years lessons with noted musicians: Monster Mike Welch, Pete Clemente Sr., Joe D’Angelo
Philip Andrews, Drums and Steel Drums
Is a drummer, percussionist, steel drummer, and teacher. A percussionist for over 15 years, Phil has been a full time teacher and gigging musician in the area since 2009. As a teacher, Phil’s goal is to develop a fundamental understanding and enjoyment of music with his students. Phil‘s lessons are carefully tailored to each individual, so his students have a fun time playing the drums no matter their current level. Phil also maintains an active performance schedule. His current endeavors include percussion for various local orchestras and musical theater productions, Steel drums for nationally recognized Jimmy Buffett tribute show Changes in Latitudes, and Founder, Manager, and performer for Steel Accent Steelband. Phil holds a Masters and Bachelors in Percussion from CCM and the Hartt School, where he studied with Ben Toth and Jim Culley.
*Drum set and percussion for musical theater productions.
*Percussion and Timpani for local symphony orchestras in MA and CT.
*Steel drums for Jimmy Buffett tribute show, Changes in Latitudes.
*Founder, Manager, and performer for Steel Accent Steelband.
Tim Hetu: Drums
Tim has been playing Jazz, Funk, Metal, and Rock for the last 25 years. He holds a degree in Drum Set Performance from Boston’s Berklee College of Music where he studied Jazz with Ralph Peterson Jr. as well as Rock and Metal styles, including Double Bass techniques with Mike Mangini. Tim maintains a very active playing schedule, performing or rehearsing nightly. In teaching private lessons, Tim combines decades of studying music with real world practical experience.
Joe Marziotti: Piano and Guitar
JOE’S MUSICAL EXPERIENCE
1967-1972: Guitar study, Al Loconto
1971-1976: Piano study, Serge Conus, Saint Gabriel’s School Of Music
1975-1988: The I-Ties Band, local general business performance
1976-1979: Worcester City Band, local marching band (percussion)
1978-1982: Berklee College Of Music, Bachelor Of Music (composition)
1983: Boston University, Masters Program (composition), Master classes with
Karel Husa, Elie Siegmeister, Leonard Bernstein
1989-present: Pit orchestra performance for local community theatres, New Players Theatre Guild,
Theatre At The Mount, Groton-Littleton Theatre Guild, Stageworks Of Leominster
Over 25 yrs experience teaching
Available Monday- Thursday
David Mancevice: Guitar
David studied at E.U Wurlitzer Music with Michael Herzog before attending Berklee College of Music from 2002-2005. He studied privately with both Boston Jazz greats Jon Damian and Bruce Bartlett. David started teaching in 2012 and in 2014 was offered a teaching position as guitar instructor for Bancroft School. He specializes in teaching Blues, Jazz, Pop, Folk and Rock styles to all ages. His main focus is in establishing fun and effective practice habits for all his students.
Vocal and Piano instruction
A dynamic entertainer, songwriter, and natural performer. Born and raised in the heart of New England, he grew up drawing inspiration from musical family members, friends, and legendary performers of the past. After being introduced to the stage at the tender age of seven, it was clear this is where he would thrive. Adolescent years marked the beginning of Giuliano’s career as a songwriter and professional musician, with the formation of his band, The Black Raspberries, who took home the “Best Up and Coming” award at the 2010 Worcester Music Awards. This band would later go on to become Hot Letter, a well-known mainstay of the central Massachusetts music scene over the past decade.
With a strong vision for creative success, Giuliano was motivated to take his career to the next level, and graduated cum laude from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston with a Bachelor’s Degree in Performance and a Minor in Philosophy. During his college years, Giuliano lent his performances to numerous on-campus concerts and recitals, including as a featured artist in several showcases hand picked by Paula Cole. In February 2016, he joined students and faculty in honoring Bob Dylan alongside Al Kooper in a sold out event at Berklee’s Performance Center. Off campus, Giuliano worked with the Central Massachusetts Recovering Learning Community, licensing several of his compositions for films promoting mental health and trauma recovery. His musical journey is rooted in love and making the world a better place.
Guitar: Matt Marcel
All styles including Rock, Blues, Metal, & Acoustic music. Specializing in song writing and music theory. 24 years of live performance and studio experience. Lead guitarist for international touring act Thy Will Be Done. Graduate of The New England Institute of Art.