Billy Duffy

Billy D.

New York, NY
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Lesson Details

Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Whether you dream of becoming a singer-songwriter, or the lead guitarist in a rock band, I will provide you the tools you need to make those dreams come true. I have many years of experience playing many styles of music. If you want to learn to play your favorite songs, or even right your own music, I can help.
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About

Billy delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2012

My name is Billy Duffy and I am a trombonist/guitarist currently living in New York City. I am studying Jazz Trombone at the New School For Jazz and Contemporary Music in Greenwhich Village. I have a lot performing and teaching experience, performing in venues such as Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium and Zankel Hall), Dizzy's Club Coca Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Jazz Standard, Smoke Jazz Club, and many other venues around the city. I have had several students for both trombone and guitar, and teach music theory, composition, and ear training as well. I have experience in a variety of different styles of music. I really enjoy sharing my love for music with my students and main priority is making sure that my students' learning experiences are as effective and enjoyable as possible.

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Experience

Intern
Sep 2013 - Jun 2014
New York Pops Orchestra

Trombonist
Aug 2013 - Jun 2014
Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra

Trombonist
Jun 2012 - Jun 2014
York College Blue Notes

Education

Jazz Trombone
Aug 2014 - Present
New School For Jazz and Contemporary Music
Instrumental Music
Sep 2010 - Jun 2014
Frank Sinatra High School for the the Arts

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Award for Excellence in Instrumental Music
May 2013
Frank Sinatra School of the Arts
The Musicianship Award for Excellence in Music Theory and Composition
May 2012
Frank Sinatra School of the Arts

Affiliations

International Trombone Association
Sep 2015

The general purposes of the International Trombone Association shall be: To promote communications among trombonists around the world, to improve the artistic level of performance, teaching, and literature associated with the trombone family and to function as a clearing house for trombone-related ideas and information

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Photos & Videos

Excerpts of my solos from the New School Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers Repertory Ensemble showcase
Soloing with Saxophonist Isak Gaines on Bassist Zach Kirsimae's composition "Tribute to C.T"
New School Free Press video of Flickadecoco performing original song "In The Out"
Soloing at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra directed by Vincent Gardner

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Performing Duke Ellington's Sacred Concert at Carnegie Hall conducted by David Berger

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Performing at the United Nations

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Performing with my trio in Queens, New York

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Performing with the New School Afro-Cuban Orchestra directed by Bobby Sanabria

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Performing with Flickadecoco at the Shrine in NYC
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1 Review

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Rosey Jul 7, 2016
Trombone · In home

Excellent with my 12-year old child, on-time, stays longer to finish lesson. Great communication skills, well rounded.

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