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Guitar Faculty

Alex Adelman
Alex Adelman Associate Faculty of Guitar, Theory
Alex Adelman is one of the guitar instructors at the S.I. Conservatory of Music. He is proficient in multiple genres of guitar performance, such as Classical, Jazz, Blues, Country, and Rock. He teaches solo guitar, as well as ensembles.

Alex Adelman is a Staten Island native, and has played music for 17-plus years. His very first guitar recital was right here on the Snug Harbor campus. He has performed at classical guitar venues in several New York City boroughs, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

The College of Staten Island is also where he has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Music, as well as a Master of Science degree in Education. Alex also has experience as a non-classical musician, having played in bands throughout the local area, including venues on Staten Island and in Brooklyn. He has made minor appearances playing Jazz at C.S.I. recitals, and at local live-music establishments. Alex looks forward to extending his music career in both teaching and performing. Wherever his career leads him, he always considers Snug Harbor & the Staten Island Conservatory of Music home.

Kazuo Nakamura
Kazuo Nakamura Associate Faculty of String Bass, Guitar
Before becoming the Principal Bass player for the Richmond County Orchestra, Mr. Nakamura has served as Vice Principal for the Bronx Symphony Orchestra.

He has great experience in both upright and electric bass with a variety of styles, including blues, classical, funk, jazz, latin, etc. Today he is most noted for his work with Staten Island’s famous chamber group Wafoo. Mr. Nakamura studied at the Koyo Conservatory in his native Japan before obtaining an Associates Degree and a Professional Diploma in Bass Performance at the acclaimed Berklee College of Music. He has gained a lot of experience in guitar and guitar ensembles. In addition to teaching at SICOM, Mr. Nakamura has taught at the HZC Summer Camp for Kids in Harlem and he continues to give workshops and masterclasses throughout the East Coast.