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Pasquale Bianculli

Pasquale Bianculli

RCM Examiner
Pasquale Bianculli - Born and raised in Brooklyn NY, Pat began playing the guitar at the age of 13. His earliest musical influence was his father, Philip, an accomplished woodwind player and jazz musician. Following in his footsteps, he played popular music in dance and club bands throughout the city. In 1972, he began intensive study in classical guitar with Jerry Willard and Edgard Dana, at the Guitar Workshop in Oyster Bay, NY. Other teachers and coaches have included Alexandre Lagoya, Angel Romero and Timothy Walker. Pat received his M. Mus. degree in Guitar Performance from Stony Brook University in 1981. The same year, he had the honor of performing for the legendary guitarist, Andres Segovia, while taking part in the Andrés Segovia Competition in Granada. He made his New York solo debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 1983. Tim Page, of the New York Times, describing Mr. Bianculli's performance of J.S. Bach, said, "...a sensitive musician...he juxtaposed workmanlike playing with passages of real inspiration". And of his Nocturnal by Benjamin Britten ..."{Mr. Bianculli} was true to the works improvisatory quality, calling up some ominous, shimmering overtones from the instrument". In 1999, he released his first CD with guitarist Harris Becker entitled "Catgut Flambo". The Atlanta Audio Society Journal wrote about the CD, "The stylish, elegant playing of these artists is bound to win friends for this music wherever there are listeners who relish the rare and beautiful." Pat, with his wife, Kathleen McDonald, released “Hill of Slane-Psalms, Sonatas & Sojourns”, a collection of music for flute and guitar. Dr. Ray Tuttle, reviewer for, writes: “They are dedicated, polished musicians, with a will to communicate, not just with their listeners, but with each other. In its own modest way, this is a "feel good" CD – perfect at the end of a trying day”. He is a member of the College of Examiners of the Royal Conservatory Certificate Program. A Canadian-based music school, Pat is one of the first 100 teachers chosen to be American Examiners in the RCM program. His students consistently achieve high level honors for their participation and have been heard in honors recitals held at Carnegie Hall. He has taught (1989-90) at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (formerly The Jamaica School of Music) in Kingston, Jamaica, performing throughout that country. While a graduate assistant, he taught at Stony Brook University, and later contributed his expertise as a consultant on a doctoral panel. He has been on the faculties of Dowling College LIU/Post and the Rocky Ridge Music Center in Colorado and currently teaches guitar and IB music at the United Nations International School. Cherry Lane Music has published two of his educational books; "Learn Folk Guitar with the Music of John Denver", (October 2005) and "101 Tips and Tricks for the Acoustic Guitar", (2004). Bergmann Editions (Denmark) publishes his arrangements, including “A Dozen for Dozin’, Lullabies and Folk Songs for the Classical Guitar” (2020).

Instrument / Discipline

  • Guitar
  • Rudiments
  • Theory

Spoken languages

  • English

Specialized in

  • Youth (7-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Beginner/Elementary
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Teaches At

  • At a school
  • At own home
  • Online


  • 1981 - M.Mus - Stony Brook University
  • 1972 - BA - St. Francis College

Professional development

  • Performing Artist in the Schools - Teachers College/Columbia University - 1986

School Associations

  • Guitar Foundation of America - National


  • Home @ 87 Columbia Heights , Brooklyn NY, US, 11201
RCM Credentials
RCM Examiner