Empowering Students Through the Joy of Music and the Arts


Piano, Drums, Guitar

Francesco Catricala grew up in a family of musicians and began taking piano and drum lessons in elementary school. During middle school he taught himself guitar under the guidance of his father, a professional guitarist and school teacher. Interested in jazz Francesco joined his high school jazz ensemble and was invited to play with the Skidmore College Jazz Department. In college Francesco studied Jazz Performance Drums and Percussion at SUNY Purchase. Taking private lessons in both drums and piano he studied with Professors and successful musicians such as John Riley, Kenny Washington on drums and David Hazeltine and Charles Blenzig on piano. He has since then been working as a private lesson instructor and touring with multiple bands worldwide.