John Cilio

Carle Place

John Cilio is a Music Education Major currently attending Hofstra University. Passionate about the arts at a young age, he always found peace in diving into his musical studies, and pursued how music reaches out to all people. Starting with cello, he has now expanded his studies to include piano, as well as violin. During his career as a musician John has been involved in a variety of musical ensembles, such as the Hofstra Symphony Orchestra, Mepham String Ensemble, and the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District Chamber Orchestra. He has also performed in concerts at the Merrick Library and the RXR Plaza. Throughout his studies, he has always excelled at music theory. John believes the key to teaching, and in turn learning, is to customize each lesson to fit the needs of the students, as well as providing a fun environment while learning.