Anthony Akapnitis

Anthony A.

Buffalo, NY

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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
With a Master's Degree in this area, this is my wheelhouse. Learn everything from a simple stroke, to nested polyrhythms, with taste. We can discuss all genres, instruments that fit the particular style attached. It is an infinite world that is constantly changing.
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Anthony delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

Hey! My name's Anthony, I'm a working multi-instrumentalist with a focus on multi-media crafting, with a Masters Degree in percussion performance. I play drums, percussion, (mallets, hand percussion, drum set, orchestral, world etc.) guitar, piano, and bass. I have been a guest conductor, film, dance, and poetic accompanist for six years. I have taught in several schools beginning my teaching career in 2013. I have performed with groups such as Dallas Brass, Silver Synchro Sounds, Jacksonville Civic Orchestra, to name a few. I currently live in Buffalo where I do work with composers, film makers, authors, and architects. I have no bias in genres, and have played in everything from blues, to classical, to metal groups throughout my career. I hope to share some inspiration and knowledge of a working musician with you!

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Keyboard Player
May 2013 - Present
Sundried Records

In-house studio musician for Sundried Records. Reading down charts for studio-mixes of local/domestic touring groups. The ability to sight-read with precision and develop a long-standing product.

Assistant Band Director
May 2012 - Jun 2017
Hilliard Middle-Senior High School

Teaching grades 6-12 in marching and concert band styles. To ensure that the students learn all facets of musicianship, the reality and love of music. Helping students use music to get through stresses of daily life, skills that even when someone puts down an instrument they can grow from having had the experience.

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Percussion Instructor
Jul 2014 - Jul 2015
Saint Augustine High School

Teaching the high school drumline throughout the marching season. Including lesson plans, technique fit for the MBA circuit to ensure the highest scores possible.

Percussion Instructor
Jun 2014 - Jun 2015
Pedro Menendez High School

Teaching the high school percussion section in concert and marching band areas. Developing musical ability with an end goal in mind throughout each season to be the best that a musician can be.


Percussion Performance
Aug 2017 - Present
University At Buffalo
Percussion Performance
Aug 2013 - May 2017
Jacksonville University


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

(Please ignore the hair it was a little while ago) Rebonds B - Xenakis
(Please ignore the long hair haha) 
This is a take of me playing Sedimental Structures for an audition.
Performing "Fertility Rites" for marimba and electronics ca. 2017
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