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John did some excellent scores for my Pop Combos while I was teaching at Hunter College and he was finishing his graduate degree, in addition to composing (and notating) a very effective string quartet arrangement for a particular song. As someone myself who worked for several years in the field of Music Notation when I first started out, I can say that John has an impressively thorough knowledge of the field, including classical/modern and popular/jazz music notational conventions (especially given his age!) His work is professional, and - to me most importantly - he is easy to work with, friendly, and very eager to do what is necessary to please the client, all in a timely manner. I can definitely recommend him for those needing notation work, especially to deadline - and with a friendly and accommodating air!

D.D. Jackson, Jazz Pianist

September 25, 2017


I've used John's services on a few occasions, and I recommend him highly. He was able to set complicated music-theoretical examples for articles for publication in professional journals. The work was always done in a timely fashion, and John was easy to work with. I'll certainly use his services again!

Philip Ewell, Ph.D in Music Theory

October 3, 2017


John does great work! To date, he has engraved several pieces of mine including a piano sonata, string quartet, and a set of snare drum pieces. John is an expert in all facets of modern music notation. He is prompt, efficient, courteous and accurate and possesses an innate aesthetic eye. I highly recommend John for all music engraving needs!

Daniel Burwasser, Ph.D in Music Composition

July 25, 2018


"Working with John Licari has been really great experience. He is professional, skilled, fast, pays attention to details and communicates clearly. I highly recommend him for any music preparation needs."

Edward Simon

Award-winning pianist and composer.

September 6, 2022

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