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Popular Music Teachers Near Niagara Falls

David G.

Buffalo, NY
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Hillary T.

Elma, NY
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Charles D.

Buffalo, NY
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David G. Buffalo, NY

Subjects Taught

Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano

About Me

David is a multi-talented musician as a performer, composer, and educator. He has performed compositions from the Renaissance to world premiere 21st century compositions.

As a performer David has been invited to perform in Master classes with world renowned classical guitarists such as Petar Kodzas, Marko Feri, Mir Ali, Roland Dyens, James Piorkowski, The Castellani-Andriaccio Duo, and Jason Vieaux.

As an educator David was awarded a year-long teaching assistantship in classical guitar. He has worked with students K-12 as a student teacher and has taught private students all varieties of guitar.

David created a music program called Spectrum Music specializing in Autism & Aspergers. Spectrum Music is a program that provides children with unique opportunities to enhance social development and sensory skills outside of therapy in music.

David received his Bachelors Degree in Music Education and Classical Guitar from The State University of New York at Fredonia studying with James Piorkowski. David recently completed his Masters Degree in Classical Guitar Performance under the direction of Joanne Castellani. David currently performs with a guitar built by luthier Jim Holler.

*** Lesson Details ***
Students can expect to receive a firm foundation in music & guitar while becoming a better musician every day. It is vital for students to have lessons that specialize in not only guitar but also music theory. My primary goals are to make each student a great guitarist and also a well-rounded musician. I firmly believe that any student at any age can become a successful guitarist when engaged in instruction that is appropriate and motivating.

Typically a lesson begins with a quick warm up to center your focus on guitar, then we move into scales and technique, followed by working on previous repertoire and picking new repertoire. and then concluding with sight-reading.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room with seating for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I ask my students to purchase any instruments or method books.

*** Specialties ***
Classical Guitar

Hillary T. Elma, NY

Subjects Taught

Acting, Broadway Singing, Improv Acting, Music Performance, Opera Voice, Singing, Speaking Voice, Theater Acting

About Me

Hi, my name is Hillary and I am a singer, performer, and experienced voice teacher. I have over seven years of private and group voice teaching experience with students from ages 5-35, and over ten years of professional performing experience in the USA and internationally. I absolutely love teaching voice, and helping each student realize and develop their singing potential, while having fun along the way. I specialize in all types of singing repertoire and styles, and tailor lessons to each student's individual needs.

I graduated with my Master's of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Miami in May of 2013, where I was also a Graduate Teaching Assistant-ship. I received my Bachelor's of Music in Vocal Performance from Houghton College in Spring of 2011. I currently am also a church musician and soloist, and sing and gig professionally in the Miami area as well as in NYC.

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I am a fun-loving and passionate teacher and my love for music and singing is infectious. I have extensive knowledge of repertoire and styles for all ages, and aim to create an inspiring lesson environment for my students to feel comfortable to learn and grow in our music together. Depending on the level and experience of the student, I always focus on the basics including breathing and posture. We then pick fun and varied music to sing that is age-appropriate, yet fun, and we will most likely be working on a few songs at once.

The first lesson with you, I will check in to see where you are already at in your vocal studies, and we will discuss your goals with singing, and what you are interested in singing. This helps me tailor the lessons to your needs and develop a direction of where we want to go. I will also ask you to sing a small part of a song you love and are comfortable with. This helps me develop a teaching plan to suit your voice and your needs. I want my students to feel comfortable in their lessons, in an honest and uplifting atmosphere.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The in-studio lessons are taught in a room with a piano, laptop for recording, music stand, seating, and a mirror. No pets. Parking is open and free.

*** Travel Equipment ***
They must have a piano or keyboard in the home, and preferably a music stand.

*** Specialties ***
Integrated approach to vocal teaching and Pedagogy... I believe in classical technique with varied voice repertoire and style- Classical, contemporary, pop, theater, jazz, etc.

Charles D. Buffalo, NY

Subjects Taught

Drum, Percussion

About Me

I have my bachelors of music from Eastern Oregon University, and my masters in music performance from University at Buffalo. Over the past 8 years, I've taught all ages ranging from 8-50. I've played styles ranging from surf punk, rock, funk, classic rock, heavy metal, and pit orchestra, symphonic orchestra, percussion ensemble, and chamber ensembles. Whatever it is you wanna learn on the drums, I'll teach you. Wanna learn double bass? Awesome! Wanna learn a paradiddle? Great! I'll get you the skills you need to excel, and we'll even have fun doing it. Looking forward to meeting you!

*** Lesson Details ***
I'm a pretty laid back person, so a lot depends on how much effort you put into it. There's a couple different things we'll do for the first lesson. If you're new to this, I'll start you out learning basic stick grip and posture, and we'll get you sitting behind a kit. If you have some experience, I'd like to hear what you can do before we decide where to go from there. Your participation in your lessons in paramount. Bring songs to learn, ask questions, get EXCITED about playing. I'm here to facilitate your needs, so if you don't ask questions and get involved in your education, I can only do so much.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Drum set, practice pads, and P.A. equipment

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide a snare drum and a djembe, anything else, I would need the student to provide, percussion instruments are large and hard to move.

*** Specialties ***
I have my masters in music performance in percussion. I can teach and am proficient in all percussion instruments, whether it be instruction in concert snare, marimba, djembe, or timpani. Where my area of expertise and passion lies is drumset. I love drumset, and I love teaching it.

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