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David G. Buffalo, NY

About David

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 ...

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Donna K. January 26, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
My 8.5 y/o son has only been with with David for a few lessons thus far and the fact that he wants to continue, even lengthen his lesson says a whole lot. David is a very patient teacher. He is always open to any questions in person or via email/text. He appears very knowledgeable! I would highly recommend using David as a music instructor!
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Christina S. January 22, 2015
Classical Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I decided to try to learn classical guitar in my 5th decade of life. Although I had some limited musical background, I was quite apprehensive about my ability to learn a string instrument for the first time at my age. I feel very lucky to have found David. He has made me feel that I can do this! He is a great teacher and has a way of making every lesson meaningful. I come away from every lesson enthused about practicing what he just showed me. My schedule is quite hectic and he has been extremely flexible about missed lessons or changes. I highly recommend David for any age or experience level. I love my guitar lessons!
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Paul M. January 22, 2015
Guitar · In studio
I have been taking lessons for almost a year now. I am a beginner senior citizen. David obviously tailors lessons to the individual. We work on basics, yet he also lets me select songs I want to learn and pushes me into areas that challenge my abilities, which keeps it fun. I can highly recommend David as a teacher.
Nicholas D. Buffalo, NY

About Nicholas

Nick maintains a multi-faceted career as a professional singer, private music instructor, music educator, worship leader, and clinician. Nick is currently a candidate for a degree in Music Education at SUNY Buffalo State. Nick actively maintains a private studio for vocal, string, and piano music. Nick has performed all over the New York State area. He has sung the National Anthem at various locations. These locations include Canisus College for sporting events and Coca Cola Field for the Buffalo Bisons. Nick has also performed at the National 4-H and FFA Conference in Rochester. Nick performs in many Buffalo State Ensembles including, Chamber Choir, Chorale, and Philharmonia. He has performed with Amanda Nagurney and is frequently asked to participate in recitals. Nick has performed ...

Charles D. Buffalo, NY

About Charles

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, ...

Antonella D. Tonawanda, NY

About Antonella

I have an extensive training in "training" musicians: it doesn't matter if you are young or old, beginner or advanced, I will bring you to the next level. I am a pianist and a music theorist, I am a dedicated and successful teacher. I hold degrees from Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Italy, Accademia Puccininana, I have a Master in piano performance and am working through my PhD in Music Theory. As you can see, I love to learn. My lessons will take you where you are and bring you a step further. I'll explain you in detail how to reach your goals faster. Sometimes you'll need to work on your own way to learn, on yourself. I'll be always there to help you! Why you should have lesson with me? Simply because I am among the best teachers in the world and I love the idea to reach more ...

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Paul C. November 10, 2014
Piano · In home
Antonella has been teaching piano to my two daughters (ages 8 and 12) for a number of years now. They have progressed terrifically during that time and really enjoy learning from her. She has a gentle approach but also keeps the girls focused and accountable which is important. They have had multiple opportunities to perform in recitals and competitions that are always enjoyable as well. Antonella is a excellent teacher that I would highly recommend.
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Ciara H. November 5, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My 7 year old daughter started taking piano lessons this year with Antonella. I am amazed that within such a short period of time she has learned so much. She has progressed from 'Mary had a little Lamb' to really beautiful more complex pieces in what seems like no time.
Antonella is a really excellent teacher, very patient and supportive, yet constantly pushing (gently) to make the student better. She is an incredible pianist herself and really encourages Aoife not just to learn and play the notes, but to really use good movement and techniques which make such a difference to the sound of the piece.
Antonella is professional, committed, highly skilled and very passionate about what she does. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her as an amazing piano teacher.
Alex B. Buffalo, NY

About Alex

Alex B is a professional musician located in Williamsville, New York, and currently serves as Minister of Music at Calvary Episcopal Church. He holds a bachelor of music degree in organ from Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey, and a master of music degree in choral music from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles, both with highest honors. Alex has taught piano and organ privately for four years, and enjoys students of all ages. He is accomplished in a variety of technical skills and repertoire styles. Professionally, his choirs have performed with the New York Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Staatskapelle Berlin, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and others. His performances have been ...

Lena N. Buffalo, NY

About Lena

Lena N. has taught private lessons to students of many ages and backgrounds since 2002. She has three years of experience designing and teaching courses in composition, orchestration/arranging, and notation/computer engraving software to undergraduate and graduate students at the prestigious Eastman School of Music, where she is currently pursuing a PhD in composition. Lena holds an MA in composition from Eastman and a BM in composition from the University of Michigan. She also has extensive experience in world music and ethnomusicology, and has studied in Indonesia, India, and Korea as well as in the USA. She has played clarinet for 18 years. As a teacher, Lena prides herself on being flexible, adaptable, and open-minded. She enjoys private tutoring because it allows her to focus on ...

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Kylie M. December 22, 2014
Clarinet · In home
Verified Student
Lena is a very gifted teacher and I recommend her without reservation for both child and adult learners. Her greatest strength is her learner-centered instruction.

You can rely on Lena to turn up on time, be prepared with lesson hand-outs tailored to your needs, make lesson time fun, provide age- and skill- appropriate instruction and be kind, patient, and encouraging.

Lena is reliable, flexible with lesson scheduling and easy to contact when needed. Her knowledge of music theory is impressive as is her understanding of the physics of music production. She is also an excellent clarinetist.

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