Music Students Meet Grammy Nominee Joe Satriani

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High school music students had the opportunity to meet Grammy Award nominee, guitarist and Carle Place graduate Joe Satriani (Class of ’74) on June 7.

The 15 students, many of whom play guitar, met Satriani at The Space at Westbury after Joni Russo, chair of the middle/high school’s fine and performing arts department, was contacted by Satriani’s publicist, who said Satriani wanted to give something back to the community where he grew up.

During the meet and greet, Satriani, who has toured with Mick Jagger and Deep Purple, autographed students’ guitars and CDs and showed them how to perform a microphone check. The students and their parents also received free tickets to Satriani’s concert, which took place later in the evening.

“The students had a blast,” said Russo.