Private Music Lessons for the Special Needs Community
We are an Incorporated Non-Profit
Music is a universal language that can be understood and appreciated by everyone. It is a way to communicate your needs as well as your creative passions. For those with special needs, who sometimes get overlooked, this is the program to help them find their voice. I'm proud and honored to be a part of something so profoundly essential and inspiring as Ultimate All Stars.
Vocalist for ENVY & Kid Rock
Growing up as a dancer,music has always been a very central and important art in my life. Art offers an outlet of self expression that is otherwise unable to be expressed. This is especially true for children with special needs. For these children the simple act of communication becomes a frustratingly difficult task. Music has had profound effects on helping these children not only to communicate their feelings but also to gain confidence, have a sense of accomplishment, fulfillment and pride. Ultimate All Stars is an AMAZING organization that I am so happy to support because they care, and they make a difference in the lives of these children. Not only do they care, and truly believe in the magic of music but they also work to help families struggling financially by using fundraisers such as this to raise money which goes toward getting those children lessons and instruments on which to learn. I hope you recognize the beauty in this program too!
"In my travels around the world, I always find that where there's music, there's joy. It is such a wonderful gift to be able to enrich lives with something you're passionate about. That is exactly what Anthony and the staff at Ultimate Allstars are doing. Giving and enriching. This is a wonderful project and I am very honored to endorse it. All the best."
(guitarist with Spyro Gyra, Richie Cannata and Bernie Williams)
"Anthony is a very talented guitarist who is a dedicated teacher. He can communicate his performing skills brilliantly. He's a special person who is a joy to play music with and has tremendous passion in teaching as well as performing. He's a gifted musician and any student would be fortunate to have the experience to study with Anthony Gemignani and his staff. He’s really special!"
Jeff Fanzel - Songwriter/Pianist
Jeff has written pop songs for such diverse artists as Josh Groban, Placido Domingo, Push Play, Hayley Westenra, Clay Aiken, Shawn Colvin, N'sync, Dianne Reeves, Taylor Dayne, and Chuck Wicks. He writes in virtually all styles and works with lyricists in many languages. Jeff's songs have been featured on over 20 platinum albums in the U.S. and other countries. On the U.S. Billboard charts Jeff has had a #2 pop hit with Don't Rush Me, a top 10 AC hit with You've Got a Way and a #1 contemporary Christian song called Love Was Never Meant To Die. He has had top ten hits in Japan, England, Brazil, Australia, Holland, Belgium and Poland.
"To see Anthony Gemignani use his real-world performance skills, formal training at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, and genuine passion for music culminate into Ultimate All Stars is truly inspirational. So rarely do high-level professionals 'pay it forward' and do their part in leaving a legacy to the next generation. Ultimate All Stars is the real deal."
Taku Hirano (Percussionist)
Cirque du Soleil-Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL world tour; Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Usher, Shakira, Mary J. Blige, Stevie Nicks, Dr. Dre, P. Diddy, Whitney Houston, Bette Midler, Josh Groban, Lionel Richie, Don Henley, Jason Mraz.
" I totally endorse Ultimate All Stars because they are giving a chance for every musician to express themselves...
without expression there is no creatively and without creativity there is no life"
Richie Cannata(Billy Joel, Bernie Williams, Beach Boys)
"I THINK IT'S AN AWESOME DEED WHEN ANY INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP OF TALENTED PEOPLE FIND IT IN THEIR HEARTS TO ADVANCE A KID'S MUSICAL EDUCATION, REGARDLESS OF AGE, RELIGION, COLOR OR ECONOMICAL BACKGROUND. MUSIC ROCKS & EVERYBODY NEEDS SOME OF IT."
A forever song, Elisabeth Withers
Tony nominated for role of " Shug Avery" in Oprah Winfrey's Broadway The Color Purple & founder of The Too Beautiful Foundation. Back Ground Singer for: Celine Dion, Mary J. Blige, Luther Vandross, Erykah Badu, and R. Kelly.
"Anthony Gemignani, besides being a consummate musician and performer, is
also a talented educator, identifying the need for hands-on musical
training facilities for everyone, regardless of ability. It's long been established that musical training helps cognitive facility at every level. Anthony recognizes the importance of this training, realizes the lack of exposure that most people are offered, and is actually doing something
about it! Plus, he's just a really cool guy, straight up, and all business
when it's time to perform. You would do well to study with him or anyone else at Ultimate Allstars."
Ivan Bodley: Bass player and musical director to the stars.
Performed with 31 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame™ inductees. Sam Moore, Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, The Shirelles,
The Crystals, The Tokens, Sting, Elvis Costello, The Temptations, Solomon Burke, Ben E. King, Percy Sledge, Eddie Floyd, Rufus & Carla Thomas, Bo Diddley, Buster Poindexter, The Uptown Horns, Paul Rodgers, Wynonna Judd, and David Foster
"I was very impressed to read about this program. With Ultimate All Stars Anthony Gemignani and the others involved are doing something that will pay off in dividends in enriching the lives of countless special needs kids. Many people talk about making a difference but this organization is stepping up and MAKING that difference. Bravo! "
Vinnie Zummo, Joe Jackson Band guitarist/solo artist
"I am 100% behind Anthony and Ultimate Allstars! I have experienced first hand the joy of giving the gift of music to children and have seen the difference it makes in their lives. With a caring and dedicated staff, Allstar Music shows it cares about enriching the lives of our kids and making sure music remains a necessary part of our world."
(Defining his place on the world stage while performing alongside legends of the music business such as Sting, Elvis Costello, Ne-Yo, Wynonna Judd, Soundgarden and Sam ‘Soul Man’ Moore.)
"Ultimate Allstars is providing a great service by teaching lessons to everyone. They give anyone a chance to improve their skills, fulfill a dream, and have a voice in music. I am in support of what the program is doing."
Johnny Rabb is a professional live/studio drummer, author, inventor, and instructor.
As a Product Specialist for Roland V-DRUMS, Rabb performs around 70 international clinic dates per year. He is endorsed by several companies including: Drum Workshop, Pacific Drums and Percussion, Remo, Audix Microphones, Prologix, Blowit Fans, Drumometer, and HansenFutz.
Johnny Rabb has performed with artists Maynard Ferguson, Alain Caron, Frank Gambale, Larry Tagg, Tanya Tucker, DJ Hype, Hank Williams III, SHeDAISY, Deana Carter, and Mindy McCready.
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