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Instruments & Lessons

Contact Us

(718) 982-8548 / E-Mail


Instruments & Lessons

Contact Us

(718) 982-8548 / E-Mail

Marion & Philip Castellano

A Family Business

For over 50 years, the Castellano family has been providing musicians with exceptional service.  The business began in 1965 when "Mom & Pop" Castellano opened up Bath Music in Brooklyn, NY.  This store became a nexus for the community both musically and culturally.

Today, their son, John Castellano, is the owner and operator of Castellano's House of Music in Staten Island, NY where he provides the same level of personalized service that made his parents local legends. John and his daughter Nicole run the stores with the help of an incredibly talented group of teachers, repairmen and sales associates.

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Real working musicians provide students of all levels with practical knowledge.



Real working musicians provide students of all levels with practical knowledge.

Our teachers are highly trained, working musicians.  Many of them have national and international touring experience.  Our teachers have gone on to work with artists like Guns N Roses, Blue Oyster Cult, Regina Spektor and Ingrid Michaelson,  We've also had guest instructors and clinicians from bands like Queen, Black Sabbath and Rainbow.

We offer lessons in a wide variety of instruments including:

  • Guitar
  • Bass
  • Drums
  • Piano
  • Voice
  • Strings
  • Brass
  • Woodwinds
  • Songwriting
  • And More...

One on one lessons are only half of the picture. In order to become truly proficient, you need real world experience performing live and interacting with other musicians.  We're proud to offer several programs that encourage ensemble performance. Through a partnership with Fenix Studios, we can provide pro-level recording facilities and rehearsal spaces.  As a student of Castellano's House of Music, you'll be able to participate in:

  • Annual (Rock Concert-Style) Recitals
  • Rock Band Camp
  • Open Mic Nights
  • Intimate Coffee House Performances
  • Songwriting Workshops
  • Vocal Ensembles


Call Today for bookings (718) 982-8548

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The Staff


The Staff

Damian Scro

Store Manager

Damian Scro runs our Hylan Blvd. Location. He is also an accomplished drummer and drum instructor. Several of Damian's students have been accepted to prestigious music programs on high school and college levels.

Nicole Castellano

General Manager/ Lesson Coordinator

Nicole Castellano oversees the stores daily operations. She is closely involved in all aspects of the business. She is also responsible for creating our popular lesson program.

John Castellano


John Castellano is the Owner and Founder of Castellano's House of Music. He opened his first Staten Island location in 1993. Now with 3 retail locations opened, Castellano's House of Music has become an excellent resource for local musicians. John is also a professional singer and guitarist.

Laine Thompson

Manager/ Head of Repair Department

Aside from being a skilled guitar repairman, Laine Thompson also works closely with our students who are interested in songwriting. Laine's students have gone on to pursue careers in songwriting and regularly perform in prominent NYC venues.

Assistant Managers

Ophelia Anwana - assistant lesson coordinator.

Michael Zaloom - assistant store manager

A.J. Parascandola - product specialist

Meet The Family

Richie Castellano - webmaster/product specialist

Philip Castellano - repairs/band camp counselor

Ann Marie Castellano - vocal ensemble coach/private instructor