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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 varieties 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


Michelle October 3, 2015
Piano · In home
My 7 year old son has been taking lessons with Dave for nearly two years. Dave has an incredible amount of patience, and is always coming up with new ways to keep my son interested. Dave's ability to build in interesting facts about the music and composers, his use of technology to enable the lessons, and his general good humor never cease to amaze me. He's a great teacher.
Andrea July 27, 2015
Classical Guitar · In studio
David is a wonderful teacher who makes learning to play music interesting. He seems to focus on his student's progress and lead them in the right direction. I am a current classical guitar student of his and he has helped me to prepare various pieces and scales for my upcoming college audition. I would highly recommend David to anyone who wants to learn to play the guitar as he is very patient and a very skilled guitarist and teacher!
Molly July 7, 2015
Guitar · In home
Loved our experience with David. Polite, accommodating, knowledgeable!
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David G.

David G.

Buffalo, NY 14223
starting at
$30 / 30-min

Amanda N.

Boston, NY

About Amanda

• Attended Buffalo State College for Music Education
• Experience in vocal coaching & guitar lessons 8 years
• Experience in performing for 20 years including touring the United States with over 30
national artists
• Along with learning about music, they will also be building self
esteem, confidence, as well as doing something they love in a fun environment

Patient and fun teacher helping you bring out your best! Apply differing strategies based on each students strengths and weaknesses. I focus on the students strengths to help them become confident in those, while giving them constructive criticism on how to fix their weaknesses. I also create solutions to build a students interest level in the material at hand (use rewards to encourage practice, engage energetic children in a fun and interesting fashion, bring shy children into a more comfortable situation buy getting them up and moving). I also focus on building a students confidence levels. I always incorporate fun into the lesson so the student is enjoying what they do!


Amanda N. March 20, 2013
Amanda is a great teacher

amanda is very sweet ,funny ,and talented.I think that she is a very good guitar player. also she is very respectful to me.
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Amanda N.

Amanda N.

Boston, NY 14025
starting at
$25 / 30-min

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 :)


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.
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

Lyn C.

Buffalo, NY

About Lyn

I am an excellent voice and piano instructor as well as a great pianist and vocalist. I studied with the finest, most educated instructors privately for 12 years.

I have been teaching since 1994
and have achieved a great deal in the music industry.
I have performed in 100s of fine establishments and have sung with the local philharmonic and with Oscar winner Marvin Hamlisch several times.

I have taught voice and piano in the local private school system for 9 years at the finest schools. I have been vocal director for many musicals.

I am also a composer with songs available online, I own all my copyrights and am registered with BMI. Some of my material has had international airplay.

I have performed in Toronto NXNE several times and was nominated by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Joey Welz for 2 grammy-entries for best female vocal performance.

I have a BA degree and an AAS degree
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Lyn C.

Lyn C.

Buffalo, NY 14221
starting at
$30 / 30-min

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