Joe Buono

Joe B.

Jacksonville, FL

About Joe B.

Joe teaches: Ages 5 to 80
Special needs
Teaching since: January 2011
Last sign in: More than two months


Hi, my name's Joe, and I like to make learning music fun for my students.

Instead of just playing boring songs like "Mary Had a Little Lamb", I teach my students to play the songs they already love, whether it's by Bruno Mars, One Direction, or from their favorite movie.

If you or your child want to learn how to play the music you love while also learning how to read and even compose your own music, then I would love to be your teacher!

I earned two Master's Degrees in both Music Education and Performance from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. I've also won national competitions in performance and composition. I'm a Maryland Certified Music Educator.

Photos and Videos

Spontaneous lesson in Davis, California!


Private Piano Teacher

Sep 2015 - Present
Buono Music Studio

I currently run my own piano studio around Baltimore, MD.

Intern Band Director

Oct 2014 - Dec 2014
Centennial High School

Assisted the Director of Bands.

Intern Band Director

Aug 2014 - Oct 2014
Worthington Elementary School

Assisted the Director of Bands.

Private Lessons Instructor

Jun 2012 - Aug 2013
Aspen Music Festival & School

Taught private lessons over the summers.


Masters in Music Education

Sep 2009 - May 2015
Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University

Masters in Performance

Sep 2009 - May 2015
Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Music Education

Sep 2015
Maryland State Department of Education



National Composition Competition - Winner

Mar 2014
Eastern Trombone Workshop

Azalia H. Thomas Prize for Instrumentalist

May 2013
Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University

National Music Honor Society

May 2013
Pi Kappa Lambda, Epsilon Omicron Chapter

National Solo Competition - Winner

Mar 2012
Eastern Trombone Workshop


Pi Kappa Lambda

May 2013

An American honor society for undergraduate students, graduate students, and professors of music. There are currently 205 active chapters and approximately 64,500 individual members.

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4 Reviews on Joe B.

Lance Jun 26, 2016
Piano · In home
As my first time actually learning how to play the piano this guy has been one of the best piano teachers. He's great with kids and easy going. He teaches his lessons based off of what you need help with. If there is anyone who already plays the piano and wants to enhance their skills i'm telling you this guy can do it. Look i've played the piano since i was 9 or 10 but, i never knew the foundation of playing the piano until i found Mr. Joe. You won't regret having him as a teacher. he's a 5 star.
Lance Jun 21, 2016
Ear Training · In home
My son is 14 years old. He has learned a great deal from Joe. From playing various chords of classical & pop genres, to reading music. His skillset has improved at an unbelievable rate/pace. These lessons are definitely worth every dime. I highly recommend Joe's In-Home lessons. No waiting. No distractions. Your child can learn in the privacy, comfort and convenience of your home. Thank me later!!
Steve Jun 21, 2016
Excellent teacher - great approach to get my son interested in playing piano. Couldn't be more pleased!!!
Wes Sep 21, 2015
Piano · In home
Joe brought out something from within me, and words cannot truly express it. His teachings were unlike anything I have ever experienced before. Instead of the dreary, day-to-day hammering I had to go through in other music classes... I was able to make music fluently, like I learned another language in hours. I can honestly say that his understanding of music cannot be duplicated, but only celebrated... I will never feel music the same again. - Wes Jones, student
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