Dr. Robert Nasta received his formal musical training at the Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA; Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT.-M.A., Ethnomusicology/Composition, and the Hartt School of Music, West Hartford, CT.-D.M.A., Composition/Music Theory.
He has performed in a variety of musical settings, and has been featured as a multi-instrumentalist performing on a wide range of instruments—from guitar, to various “world” instruments; including the Japanese Koto, Turkish Oud, Greek Bouzouki, as well as other percussion and string instruments. As an educator, Robert has taught at the middle school, high school, and college levels, and he has been an adjunct lecturer in music at Middlesex Community College since 1999. Since 2003, he has been the Musical Director for the international non-profit organization, Artists for World Peace. In this capacity his position has allowed him to support the education of students majoring in music in college, here in the United States, as well as in Nepal.
Robert is looking forward to sharing his passion for teaching music at the Middlesex Music Academy.
John Cesar is a professional guitarist and guitar instructor from New Jersey. Originally inspired to play music by the greats such as Carlos Santana, Jimi Hendrix, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, John created his love for blues and rock n roll. Soon after this lead John be involved in numerous bands and music projects around the Northern NJ Music Scene. When it came time for college John decided to pursue the study of the classical guitar.
John completed his Bachelor’s of Music in Guitar Performance from The John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University and a Master’s Degree at the Hartt School of Music. While at Hartt John worked closely with award winning guitarist Christopher Ladd and the renowned classical guitar pedagogue, Richard Provost. As teacher John has been working with students of all ages and levels for over 8 years. Students of his in the past have recorded their own music, gotten into high school jazz bands, and been accepted into college music programs. John is also a registered Suzuki guitar instructor through the Suzuki Association of the Americas.