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David G.

Buffalo, NY

About David

David is a multi-talented musician as a performer, composer, and educator. He has performed compositions from the Renaissance to world premiere 21st century compositions.

As a performer David has been invited to perform in Master classes with world renowned classical guitarists such as Petar Kodzas, Marko Feri, Mir Ali, Roland Dyens, James Piorkowski, The Castellani-Andriaccio Duo, and Jason Vieaux.

As an educator David was awarded a year-long teaching assistantship in classical guitar. He has worked with students K-12 as a student teacher and has taught private students all varietie
s of guitar.

David created a music program called Spectrum Music specializing in Autism & Aspergers. Spectrum Music is a program that provides children with unique opportunities to enhance social development and sensory skills outside of therapy in music.

David received his Bachelors Degree in Music Education and Classical Guitar from The State University of New York at Fredonia studying with James Piorkowski. David recently completed his Masters Degree in Classical Guitar Performance under the direction of Joanne Castellani. David currently performs with a guitar built by luthier Jim Holler.

*** Lesson Details ***
Students can expect to receive a firm foundation in music & guitar while becoming a better musician every day. It is vital for students to have lessons that specialize in not only guitar but also music theory. My primary goals are to make each student a great guitarist and also a well-rounded musician. I firmly believe that any student at any age can become a successful guitarist when engaged in instruction that is appropriate and motivating.

Typically a lesson begins with a quick warm up to center your focus on guitar, then we move into scales and technique, followed by working on previous repertoire and picking new repertoire. and then concluding with sight-reading.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room with seating for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I ask my students to purchase any instruments or method books.

*** Specialties ***
Classical Guitar
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Donna K. January 26, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
My 8.5 y/o son has only been with with David for a few lessons thus far and the fact that he wants to continue, even lengthen his lesson says a whole lot. David is a very patient teacher. He is always open to any questions in person or via email/text. He appears very knowledgeable! I would highly recommend using David as a music instructor!
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Christina S. January 22, 2015
Classical Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I decided to try to learn classical guitar in my 5th decade of life. Although I had some limited musical background, I was quite apprehensive about my ability to learn a string instrument for the first time at my age. I feel very lucky to have found David. He has made me feel that I can do this! He is a great teacher and has a way of making every lesson meaningful. I come away from every lesson enthused about practicing what he just showed me. My schedule is quite hectic and he has been extremely flexible about missed lessons or changes. I highly recommend David for any age or experience level. I love my guitar lessons!
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Paul M. January 22, 2015
Guitar · In studio
I have been taking lessons for almost a year now. I am a beginner senior citizen. David obviously tailors lessons to the individual. We work on basics, yet he also lets me select songs I want to learn and pushes me into areas that challenge my abilities, which keeps it fun. I can highly recommend David as a teacher.
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David G.

David G.

Buffalo, NY 14223
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$30 / 30-min
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Charles D.

Buffalo, NY

About Charles

I have my bachelors of music from Eastern Oregon University, and my masters in music performance from University at Buffalo. Over the past 8 years, I've taught all ages ranging from 8-50. I've played styles ranging from surf punk, rock, funk, classic rock, heavy metal, and pit orchestra, symphonic orchestra, percussion ensemble, and chamber ensembles. Whatever it is you wanna learn on the drums, I'll teach you. Wanna learn double bass? Awesome! Wanna learn a paradiddle? Great! I'll get you the skills you need to excel, and we'll even have fun doing it. Looking forward to meeting you!

*** Lesson Details ***
I'm a pretty laid back person, so a lot depends on how much effort you put into it. There's a couple different things we'll do for the first lesson. If you're new to this, I'll start you out learning basic stick grip and posture, and we'll get you sitting behind a kit. If you have some experience, I'd like to hear what you can do before we decide where to go from there. Your participation in your lessons in paramount. Bring songs to learn, ask questions, get EXCITED about playing. I'm here to facilitate your needs, so if you don't ask questions and get involved in your education, I can only do so much.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Drum set, practice pads, and P.A. equipment

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide a snare drum and a djembe, anything else, I would need the student to provide, percussion instruments are large and hard to move.

*** Specialties ***
I have my masters in music performance in percussion. I can teach and am proficient in all percussion instruments, whether it be instruction in concert snare, marimba, djembe, or timpani. Where my area of expertise and passion lies is drumset. I love drumset, and I love teaching it.
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Charles D.

Charles D.

Buffalo, NY 14207
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$15 / 30-min
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Antonella D.

Tonawanda, NY

About Antonella

I have an extensive training in "training" musicians: it doesn't matter if you are young or old, beginner or advanced, I will bring you to the next level.
I am a pianist and a music theorist, I am a dedicated and successful teacher. I hold degrees from Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Italy, Accademia Puccininana, I have a Master in piano performance and am working through my PhD in Music Theory. As you can see, I love to learn.
My lessons will take you where you are and bring you a step further. I'll explain you in detail how to reach your goals faster.
Sometimes you'll need to work on your
own way to learn, on yourself. I'll be always there to help you!
Why you should have lesson with me?
Simply because I am among the best teachers in the world and I love the idea to reach more students through this medium. And you'll have fun for sure.

*** Lesson Details ***
Of course, you'll need to have a piano or at least a keyboard :)
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Paul C. November 10, 2014
Piano · In home
Antonella has been teaching piano to my two daughters (ages 8 and 12) for a number of years now. They have progressed terrifically during that time and really enjoy learning from her. She has a gentle approach but also keeps the girls focused and accountable which is important. They have had multiple opportunities to perform in recitals and competitions that are always enjoyable as well. Antonella is a excellent teacher that I would highly recommend.
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Ciara H. November 5, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My 7 year old daughter started taking piano lessons this year with Antonella. I am amazed that within such a short period of time she has learned so much. She has progressed from 'Mary had a little Lamb' to really beautiful more complex pieces in what seems like no time.
Antonella is a really excellent teacher, very patient and supportive, yet constantly pushing (gently) to make the student better. She is an incredible pianist herself and really encourages Aoife not just to learn and play the notes, but to really use good movement and techniques which make such a difference to the sound of the piece.
Antonella is professional, committed, highly skilled and very passionate about what she does. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her as an amazing piano teacher.
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Antonella D.

Antonella D.

Tonawanda, NY 14150
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$35 / 30-min
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Andrea S.

Clarence Center, NY

About andrea

I studied French Horn performance and Music Education at Ithaca College where i received my Bachelor's of Music. I then traveled to Italy for 6 months to study music and Italian. When I returned I prepared myself for graduate auditions and was accepted to University of Miami, Florida where I now live and teach privately. I am certified K-12 music in NY state and my Florida Certification is pending. I love to teach in a one-on-one environment and it brings me complete joy when my students have a breakthrough and make progress with their music, all while having fun!
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Andrea S.

Andrea S.

Clarence Center, NY 14032
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$30 / 30-min
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Lena N.

Buffalo, NY

About Lena

Lena N. has taught private lessons to students of many ages and backgrounds since 2002. She has three years of experience designing and teaching courses in composition, orchestration/arranging, and notation/computer engraving software to undergraduate and graduate students at the prestigious Eastman School of Music, where she is currently pursuing a PhD in composition. Lena holds an MA in composition from Eastman and a BM in composition from the University of Michigan. She also has extensive experience in world music and ethnomusicology, and has studied in Indonesia, India, and Korea as well a
s in the USA. She has played clarinet for 18 years.

As a teacher, Lena prides herself on being flexible, adaptable, and open-minded. She enjoys private tutoring because it allows her to focus on each student's unique goals and needs and to tailor her teaching methods to the approach that works best for each individual.

Lena currently provides tutoring in the following subjects:
Music composition (all styles welcome)
Music arranging (all styles welcome)
Orchestration/instrumentation
Sibelius music notation software
World music and ethnomusicology
Music theory
Music history
Clarinet performance
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Kylie M. December 22, 2014
Clarinet · In home
Verified Student
Lena is a very gifted teacher and I recommend her without reservation for both child and adult learners. Her greatest strength is her learner-centered instruction.

You can rely on Lena to turn up on time, be prepared with lesson hand-outs tailored to your needs, make lesson time fun, provide age- and skill- appropriate instruction and be kind, patient, and encouraging.

Lena is reliable, flexible with lesson scheduling and easy to contact when needed. Her knowledge of music theory is impressive as is her understanding of the physics of music production. She is also an excellent clarinetist.
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Lena N.

Lena N.

Buffalo, NY 14213
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$29.99 / 30-min

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