Paul Kogut went on to get his Masters Degree in Guitar and is now a busy professional musician living in Chicago. His CDs are well received , especially in Europe!
Adam Lomeowas one of Carmen's youngest pupils.He started lessons at 7 and since graduated from William Patterson college, completed a musical tour of China, and now is a working musician in New York, NY!
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Tom Gossin, and his brother Mike, are two New Hartford's guys that formed the band Glorianna They are now touring the country with Taylor Swift! Their CD has been the hottest selling country recording in many years! Tom studied guitar with Carmen!
As a singer/songwriter and instrumentalist, Chazz has recorded and performed with artists as talented and diverse as Michael McDonald, Christopher Cross, Chuck Mangione, Wilson/Phillips, Perla Batalla, David Pack, America, Chaka Khan, Gregory Hines, Sheena Easton, and Vonda Shepard. He can also be heard singing the theme to NBC's syndicated hit sitcom "Saved By The Bell". Chazz currently has two solo CD's available. His first entitled "Perfect Moment" and his second and most recent "My Therapist's Couch". MTC is available via CD Baby, iTunes and various digital distributors. As a session bassist/vocalist, Chazz has appeared on numerous recordings for television and film soundtracks, commercials and jingles, and friends CD projects.
Charles Frichtel quickly moved from student to playing in Carmen's Jazz Trio. Charles accompanied Carmen to Los Angeles to be part of Raquel Welch's new stage show. When that gig was over, Carmen went on to join Tony Orlando's Band and "Chazz" stayed on the west coast and did quite well for himself.
With Bachelor Degrees in both Guitar Performance and Audio Production, Derek VanScoten has "credentials." However, what sets him apart is his experience as both a performer and educator over the past 10 years.
Derek has been a music educator at CU Boulder since 2005. He has also taught at Naropa University since 2007.
From ages 12 to 25, Derek almost always had a regular music teacher. They included:
-Carmen Carmonica (Jazz Guitarist for the Johnny Carson Show and the Bob Hope specials)