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PJ Zitarosa: Guitarist /Composer / Vocalist / Instructor
PJ Zitarosa is best known for his electric guitar playing, craZy craZy live performances, and his overall sense of humor! Whether it may have been his guitar playing that grabbed ya' or his insane rapping skills while doing some pull ups, one thing was for sure, it was time to strap in and have a good time!!
PJ also LOVES teaching guitar!! He's been a guitar instructor of the legendary School of Rock since 2010!!! And is still at it!! He also does private virtual guitar lessons if you may be interested!! More on that later......
Along with PJ's talents as a performer, he's also an in demand session player and accomplished musician of many other stringed instruments: acoustic guitar, dobro, guitarviol, mandolin, dulcimer, banjo, bouzouki and balalaika.
PJ is also an accomplished composer, producer and engineer for t.v. and film.
So where do we start...... PJ's professional career started in 1998 when he was approached by Michael Clayton Arbeeny and Danny Vaughn to start a new project called Vaughn. PJ recorded 2 studio records with Vaughn, "Soldiers & Sailors on Riverside" and "Fearless" and an incredible intimate live record that was recorded at The Cavern Club in Liverpool, UK. PJ toured and recorded with Vaughn from 1998-2002.
When Vaughn wasn't on the road touring, you could also catch PJ performing with some other well known original and cover/tribute acts in the NJ/NYC area. Artist's include: Garden State Radio, New Power Soul, The Bobby Lynch Band, Unchained (Van Halen Tribute), Bobby and the Jets (Elton John Tribute).
2008: PJ re-joined forces once again with his dudes Michael Clayton Arbeeny & Danny Vaughn, but this time it was in support of Tyketto. He toured with Tyketto from 2008-2010. Highlights include: Sweden Rock @ Norje, Sweden; Download Festival @ Donington Park, UK and Firefest @ Nottingham, UK.
2012-Current: PJ forms Kidd Skidd. PJ plays all 4 bandmates! LOL!!!! Have Fun!!!
2014-Current: PJ moved to Los Angeles, California to become the Director of Artist Relations for ENGL Amplification.
2015-Current: PJ and his wife Carla Buffa form The Alphabet Astronauts. This is a power duo of PJ and his wife Carla. They compose music of all genres for t.v. and film.
2016-Current: PJ forms his metal / hard rock project Two Hundred Feet. This project was very emotional and deep for PJ. Its roots are all about love, spirituality and faith.
2017-Current: PJ joins forces with the mighty Sick Muse Music to start collaborating & composing music for t.v.
2021-Current: PJ, his wife Carla and their fur baby Kittyface now reside in Las Vegas, Nevada. PJ still continues to be the A&R for ENGL and is still composing, engineering, and producing music with Sick Muse Music for top t.v. shows & film.
PJ also does production, composing and engineering for independent artist's, t.v. and film.
Eventually you will catch PJ performing again with a few projects in the Los Angeles area, from metal, hard rock, country, blues, top 40 pop rock and hip hop. But PJ's main gig right now is playing "SLASH" in a world wide touring Guns n' Roses tribute band called Appetite 4 Destruction. Stay tuned for new tour dates!!!!!
**** PJ is accepting new virtual students of all ages and levels. Styles from pop, funk, r&b, jazz, rock, metal, hip hop & soul! Sight reading, song writing, or whatever is on your mind! :)
Fees are a dollar a minute, no hidden fees! Payment is through Venmo or Zelle.
For more information please contact PJ via his personal email- firstname.lastname@example.org
30 min - $30.00
45 min - $45.00
60 min - $60.00
90 min - $90.00
Instruments PJ plays and owns:
American Fender Strat, American Fender 52' Reissue Tele
Gibson Les Paul: Custom & Traditional
Music Man: JP6, Axis, Luke & Cutlass.
6 string- Takamine, Taylor & Martin
Music Man Stingray
GuitarViol Spartan Acoustic, Resonator, Mandolin, Dulcimer, Banjo, Bouzouki and Balalaika.