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Buzz A.
Atlanta, Georgia
Learn performance and studio tips and tricks from a touring musician of 30 yrs
I have spent years as a touring keyboardist, musical director and studio professional. I can teach you what it takes to be prepared for any performance situation
About Buzz A.

Buzz is an independent producer, writer, arranger, & keyboardist with over 40 years in the music industry. He appears on more than 150 CDs as performer or producer.(2 received platinum certification) His career took off in the early 80s when he met legendary musician Curtis Mayfield. He was asked to tour with him and became Curtis’s musical director. They forged a close bond, both musical and personal until his untimely death in 1999. Buzz then formed Amatones Music where he continued producing independently for various artists. In 2010, he was given the opportunity to score the horror cult classic Babysitter Massacre. Since that 1st film he has scored 5 other feature length films as well as dozens of independent short films. In the midst of this schedule he managed to maintained a twice a year touring schedule to such places as Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia and many more. However, in 2020 the pandemic put a stop to touring. It was at that time Buzz concentrated on his newest CD, Muse Café. The 11 song collection features music inspired by each of the Greek Muses and showcases his writing, arranging, production as well as his keyboard skills. Buzz continues writing and producing for various artists as well as composing music for independent film. He also maintains his teaching that he began in 2001.

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Teaching since 1999

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Studied Theory and Composition at Hampton University

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Music Performance
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Buzz is an amazing Piano teacher! I learned notes and chords with him within 2 lessons and I'm learning so much with every lesson. Thanks Buzz!

Posted Jun 8, 2022
Teacher's Studio

Have absolutely been loving lessons thus far! Curriculum is a great mix of theory and practicality to keep things fun but with a great foundation. I love that we start as soon as possible with playing the student's favorite songs as this definitely helps in enthusiasm and engagement! Would definitely recommend this instructor!

Posted Feb 1, 2022
Teacher's Studio

Buzz will help you get on the right track to become the kind of musician that you want to be. He has an incredible wealth of musical knowledge and experience that he is capable of sharing in a way that anyone can understand and appreciate. I highly recommend taking lessons with Buzz.

Posted Sep 2, 2021
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Producer/Composer
Jan 2000 - Present
A Music
A Music was created as an independent production company specializing in the production of not only records for Ichiban, Sony, Capitol, EMI and some indie labels, but TV and film production as well. I am also on staff at a local school of arts as a teacher in both piano and production
Studio musician / Staff Producer
Jan 1989 - Mar 1999
Ichiban Records
In 1989, I was hired by Ichiban Records as staff producer/studio manager. During my tenure there I worked with literally hundreds of artists and received 2 platinum certified recordings as well as 2 Ampex Golden Reel Award for the studio under my management
Musical Director
Jan 1983 - Mar 1989
Curtis Mayfield, Ben E. King, The Three Degrees
In the early 80's, I became musical director for Curtis Mayfield. I traveled the world playing music not only with Curtis but several other R&B artists. My duties included not only keyboardist for these artists, but as musical director, I was responsible for working up the arrangements, rehearsals and the over all band.
Studied Theory and Composition at Hampton University
Sep 1972 - Jun 1974
Hampton, University of Hampton, Virginia
English
Native Proficiency
Platinum Record
Sep 1994
RIAA
platinum record received for work on Tag Team's Whoomp! (There It Is)
Platinum Record
Dec 1993
RIAA
platinum record received for work on the Kriss Kross CD Totally Krossed Out
RiAA Platinum Certification
Jul 1993
RIAA
Golden Reel Award
Jul 1993
Ampex
Golden Reel Award
Feb 1992
Ampex
RIAA Platinum Certification
Feb 1992
RIAA
National Academy for the Recording Arts and Sciences, The
Jan 1991
The Recording Academy, known variously as The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences or NARAS, is a U.S. organization of musicians, producers, recording engineers and other recording professionals dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for music and its makers. The Recording Academy is headquartered in Santa Monica.
Broadcast Music Inc.
Apr 1989
One of three United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP and SESAC. It collects license fees on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed. In FY 2013, BMI collected more than $944 million in licensing fees and distributed $814 million in royalties.

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Instructor details
Music Performance
Teaches 4 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Clairmont Road NE Apt B
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$40
45 minutes
$50
60 minutes
$60
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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