Bill Buonocore

Bill B.

Brockton, MA
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Lesson Details

Classical Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I offer personalized, in-depth private instruction covering all aspects of technique and musicianship. I have been teaching guitar for 40 years, and have taught on the Collegiate/Conservatory level for more than 20 years.

If you want to play Classical Guitar the right way, with a great sound, proper technique and stylistic interpretations, I will help you achieve your goals.

All levels are welcome!
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About

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Bill delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 14+

Teaching since:
1976

I currently maintain a private studio in my home south of Boston.

If you want to play Classical Guitar the right way, with a great sound, proper technique and stylistic interpretations, I will help you achieve your goals.

All levels are welcome!

I served on the Guitar Faculty of The Boston Conservatory for 21 years (18 years as Chair) and also held faculty appointments at UMass Lowell, UMass Dartmouth, Bridgewater State University, Phillips Academy and Boston College.

Performances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Ballet, Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Boston Philharmonic, Rhode Island Philharmonic, and the Portland, Chautauqua, New Hampshire, Vermont, Indian Hill, Nashua, Lexington and Cape Cod Symphony Orchestras.

I have recorded for Koch International, Arabesque, Neuma, Nepenthe, Arsis, Centaur and Albany Records.

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Experience

Guitar Faculty
Sep 1989 - Sep 2010
The Boston Conservatory

Guitar Faculty
Sep 1988 - Sep 1997
University of Massachusetts Lowell

Guitar Faculty
Sep 1988 - Sep 1997
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Education

Master of Music in Classical Guitar Performance
Sep 1980 - May 1982
Boston Conservatory of Music
Bachelor of Arts in Classical Guitar Performance
Sep 1974 - Dec 1979
William Paterson College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Oct 1997
Microsoft Corporation

Awards

Nominated Member
Sep 2007
Who's Who Among America's Teachers
Nominated Member
May 1982
Pi Kappa Lamba

Affiliations

American Federation of Musicians
Aug 1984

A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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Guitar Foundation of America
May 1984

Guitar Foundation of America (GFA) is the America's leading classical guitar organization founded in 1973 at the National Guitar Convention sponsored by the American String Teachers Association (ASTA).

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Granada by Isaac Albeniz performed by William Buonocore
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Brendon Dec 22, 2017
Classical Guitar · In studio

I started lessons with Bill to learn classical guitar after 5 years of self-taught electric and steel string acoustic playing. My playing has improved immensely since I started working with him. Not only has he introduced me to classical guitar but he has taught me how to effectively practice to constantly improve. Bill has a wealth of experience and knowledge to draw upon and I cannot say enough good things. A++

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Charles Dec 21, 2017
Classical Guitar · In studio

I have been a classical guitar student of Bill's for the past 6 months. In retirement, I have decided to take what was an "off and on" affair with the classical guitar (I'm not a beginner) and, instead, commit the necessary time and energy to truly learning the instrument. These have been my first serious classical guitar lessons. Prior to these lessons, I was entirely "self-taught" which means I created a whole bunch of bad habits for myself and was not progressing at all. Bill refers to me as a "remedial" student which I think is a perfect description of my playing. Through Bill, I have learned proper technique which, in turn, has improved my tonality and musicality with the classical guitar. Bill has identified my bad habits, broken them down, shown the proper way to overcome them and makes sure I don't "back-slide" into my bad habits again. Bill paces the lessons according to ability, not covering material that's too advanced while still ensuring that the lesson is challenging. In each lesson, Bill is positive, encouraging yet kindly critical so that I know I am making progress yet always aware of what areas I need to work on. Bill has the right "make-up" for a teacher and I am pleased, and without reservation, to give Bill a 5 star rating.

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Steve Dec 20, 2017
Classical Guitar · In studio

I have been a student of Bill's for almost three years. Bill's teaching is characterized by clarity of expression, high standards, patience and an upbeat and pleasant disposition. He is always clear and direct when explaining the technical aspects of playing- no matter how complex the matter at hand. He holds you (and himself) to a high standard- no shortcuts- you learn to do it right. Yet he is so pleasant to be with that every minute of every lesson is truly enjoyable. Every time I leave I am ready to practice and can't wait to return.

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Rick Jan 27, 2016
Classical Guitar · In studio

Bill is the best teacher around. His extensive performance experience makes all the difference - he knows every tip, trick and nuance in the book that changes every piece from just a set of notes to a performance of color, grace and subtlety. His knowledge of the guitar repertoire never fails to amaze. And he's wonderfully patient with everyone - you don't have to play like Bream or Russell

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