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  Our Teachers   

All music education begins with the first note. That note can be the first step on a life long journey into world of music. Music is a pursuit that sharpens the mind and speaks to the soul. Our instructors pay special attention not only to technique, but to working on songs that engage the student. We strive to make music fun!

  Steve Caraccia 

Steve founded Main Street Music in 2003. He has been performing in Rhode Island for over 40 years, currently with Greystone Rail and The Ten Rod Ramblers. In addition to managing Main Street Music, Steve teaches piano, guitar, bass, mandolin, and ukulele. 

 Jon Hathaway 

Jon started teaching guitar in East Greenwich over 30 years ago, and his legendary status as the “go to guy” for electric guitar is well deserved.  He can be seen performing with his Led Zeppelin tribute “Custard Pie” at venues all over New England, and his unique approach to teaching the guitar has been of great help to countless students in the area.


Bob's hand-picked band, Uncle Chubby, performs locally to a loyal following. Bob’s singing style and solid guitar skills have made him a valued member of the teaching staff at Main Street Music.  He teaches guitar, keyboard, bass, and ukulele. You can catch Uncle Bob and Little Roger every St. Patrick’s Day at Richard’s Pub.

 Robert Hood 

Paul has taught drums at Main Street Music since before it was Main Street Music. He has taught students in the area for 25 years, and his impact on the level of skill and understanding of the drum kit is the stuff of legends. You can hear him behind the kit with the Steve Anthony and Persuasion, which performs regularly and often in the area.

 Paul Ionata 
 Peggy Main 

Missy is the newest member of the Main State Music staff. She taught in the public school system for several years before becoming a private instructor. Although she is capable of teaching and playing a variety of instruments, her love is the piano.  

 Missy Labonte 

Peggy is a professional pianist and music educator and been teaching piano many years. She has developed a unique teaching method that has produced concert pianists, performers, and teachers. Peggy is the accompanist at the Meadowbrook Waldorf School in Richmond, RI, the First Baptist Church in North Kingstown, RI, and at
Our Lady of Mercy Church here in East Greenwich.

 Sal Sauco 

Sal Sauco is a band leader, singer, teacher, and mandolin / guitar player of great talent. He has been teaching students for many years, and specializes in country, folk, and bluegrass music. Sal preforms regularly with the Greystone Rail. Sal is the founder and President of the Rhode Island Bluegrass Alliance, one of the largest bluegrass organizations in the country.

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