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Daniel Bassin

trumpet

516-375-6606

516-375-6606

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Background in teaching all levels, from Conservatory and Graduate students, to advanced High School students, as well as beginning instrumentalists of all ages. Instruction in: -Trumpet repertoire, technique, and development -Conducting orchestras, instrumental ensembles, choirs, chamber, and contemporary music. -Composition at all levels -Music Theory and History.

Timothy Dyet

trombone

716-465-3663

716-465-3663

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Tim Dyet has been a performing Pianist & Trombonist in the Western New York Area for over 10 years. He is currently the Director of Music & Worship at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church of Sanborn, Director of the Niagara University Pep Band, Local Pit Musician, and a recording artist with the critically-acclaimed rock group Strange Standard.

Tim received his Bachelors of Science in Music Business Instrumental Trombone from Nazareth College in 2016. Tim also performs Jazz & Blues as a keyboardist and currently studies in Dr. Nick Weiser’s private Jazz Piano Studio in Fredonia

Jim Francisco

trumpet

716-574-6678

716-574-6678

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James’ focus is very much on the basic mechanics of trumpet playing such as warm up, flexibility studies, and endurance training for students and adults of all ages. He is versed in the requirements and preparation for local school solo competitions as well as the required repertoire. His studies have been largely in the classical genre and has played professionally throughout WNY for many years. James has served as principal trumpet for the WNY Chamber Orchestra since 2002.

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Tim Smith

trombone - alto, tenor, and bass

773-590-9035

773-590-9035

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Mr. Smith's studio consists of beginner through collegiate students. He has been on faculty at San Diego State University and the British School of Chicago, in addition to managing private studios in Buffalo, Chicago, and San Diego. Mr Smith currently holds the chair of 2nd Trombone in the Buffalo Philharmonic.

Sheryl Hadeka

French Horn

802-236-2748

802-236-2748

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I am 2nd Horn in the Buffalo Philharmonic and currently teach at Buffalo State College and privately in my home. I have taught all ages and abilities and look forward to possibly helping you with your musical journey!

Bass / Guitar

Ed Croft

guitar, double bass, electric bass

845-667-9254

845-667-9254

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Ed Croft holds a Bachelor’s in Music Education from SUNY Fredonia and a Master’s in Jazz Studies from Bowling Green State University. He is the 2017 JazzBuffalo Poll Best Acoustic Bassist recipient. Since moving to Buffalo in 2016, he has made a big impression on the local music scene. He can frequently be seen with JazzBuffalo Poll Winners The Fredtown Stompers, who won the 2016 award for Best Traditional Jazz Group. As a freelance bassist, Ed has performed with many Buffalo jazz greats including Darryl Washington, Greg Millar, Rey Scott, and Bobby Jones. He has also shared the stage with Buffalo Music Hall of Famers such as Doug Yeomans, Joe Rozler, and Mary Ramsey of 10,000 Maniacs.

Jim Kipler

guitar

716-512-8328

716-512-8328

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Has performed with Symphony Orchestras and leading professionals in many group settings.

Harp

Sonja Inglefield

harp

716-679-0568

716-679-0568

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Sonja Inglefield is Professor of Harp at SUNY Fredonia. She earned an Artist Diploma and a Master of Music in pedagogy from the Peabody Conservatory. As a soloist and chamber musician, she has performed throughout the United States and Europe. After sixteen years as Principal Solo Harpist with the Baltimore Opera Company, Sonja came to western New York. Here, she has appeared with the Chautauqua Symphony, the Erie Philharmonic, the Western New York Chamber Orchestra and the June in Buffalo Contemporary Music Festival, among others.

Cristin Kalinowski

harp

716-574-5849

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Cristin Kalinowski has been teaching and performing in the greater Buffalo area for the past 20 years, and welcomes students of all ages.

Hope Wilk

harp

518-209-8948

518-209-8948

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A recent transplant to the Buffalo area, Hope Wilk frequently performs with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra. She holds degrees from The Royal Conservatory's Glenn Gould School and the New England Conservatory of Music, where she was awarded The John Cage Award for her commitment to contemporary music performance. Most recently, Hope was a prize winner in the American Harp Society's National Competition: Young Professional Division. Additionally, Hope has a passion for teaching different genres of music at all experience levels!

Music Theory

Daniel Bassin

Music Theory

516-375-6606

516-375-6606

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Background in teaching all levels, from Conservatory and Graduate students, to advanced High School students, as well as beginning instrumentalists of all ages. Instruction in: -Trumpet repertoire, technique, and development -Conducting orchestras, instrumental ensembles, choirs, chamber, and contemporary music. -Composition at all levels -Music Theory and History.

Keyboard

Joe Brancato

piano

716-833-5462

716-860-4626

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Graduate SUNY at Buffalo, attended Berklee School of Music in Boston Mass. Have been playing professionally and teaching Piano/Music in Western NY area for 35 years. Recorded three cds, two solo piano and one as co-leader of the Dave Schiavone/Joe Brancato Quartet. I have maintained a base of 40 private students for over 30 years.

Melissa Herr

piano

716-836-1084

716-440-8815

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Melissa first learned to play the accordion when she was 5 years old and has been a life-long lover and learner of music ever since. Her passion for music was evident when she elected to perform both vocal and piano recitals as part of her degree requirements, graduating summa cum laude with a B.A. in Music from Buffalo State College. She is past president of the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus, music director of St. Leo the Great R.C. Church in Amherst, NY, and currently serves as student recital chair of Music Forum for Piano Teachers of W.N.Y. Melissa maintains a private piano studio in her Parkside home and is accepting new students.

Timothy Dyet

keyboard

716-465-3663

716-465-3663

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Tim Dyet has been a performing Pianist & Trombonist in the Western New York Area for over 10 years. He is currently the Director of Music & Worship at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church of Sanborn, Director of the Niagara University Pep Band, Local Pit Musician, and a recording artist with the critically-acclaimed rock group Strange Standard.

Tim received his Bachelors of Science in Music Business Instrumental Trombone from Nazareth College in 2016. Tim also performs Jazz & Blues as a keyboardist and currently studies in Dr. Nick Weiser’s private Jazz Piano Studio in Fredonia

Orchestral Strings

Gail Bauser

cello

716-480-4919

716-480-4919

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Private lessons available in 30, 45, or 60 minute increments.Over 30 years performing experience (orchestras, shows, recording sessions). - NYSSMA & ECMEA Adjudicator - Experienced in Suzuki and Traditional Teaching Methods - BM in Cello Performance - Masters Degree in Music Education

Leslie Bahler

violin, viola

716-632-5504

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During her twenty years in South Florida, Leslie coached viola students and chamber music groups in arts magnet schools in Fort Lauderdale and Miami, and founded the Florida Music Festival, a two week music camp for middle and high school students. She also helped establish and taught for the Florida Youth Orchestra and Ars Flores Chamber Orchestra. In Western New York, Leslie taught for the Fredonia String Conference, is an audition judge for the Greater Buffalo Youth Orchestra, was Education Coordinator for Western New York Chamber Orchestra and is Co Director of Vivace String Camp.

Rebecca Torres

violin, viola

716-866-3314

716-440-8815

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Rebecca Mayer Torres, violinist and violist, has a BA from the University of Buffalo and a masters degree in music from SUNY at Stony Brook. Ms Torres had a private music studio for 20 years in California, was first violin in a professional string quartet and taught string methods at Chico State University of California. Although mostly involved in classical music, she has toured with Bobby Vinton, Ray Charles, Wayne Newton and Anne Murray. Ms Torres returned to Buffalo in 2004 and is a member of the Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra and free lances in various ensembles in Western NY. She teaches privately and also at the Community Music School on Elmwood Avenue.

Hee Sagong

violin

812-345-9329

812-345-9329

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I play in the first violin section of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. I have a doctor and master's degree in Violin Performance from Eastman School of Music, and a bachelor degree from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. My main teachers were Oleh Krysa (student of David Oistrakh) and Alexander Kerr (concertmaster of Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and former concertmaster of Concergebouw Orchestra). I served as teaching assistant for Prof. Krysa, and have experience in teaching violin lessons for all levels and ages.

Percussion

Bob Accurso

percussion

716-572-1712

716-572-1712

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Bob Accurso received his BFA degree in Music Performance from the State University of New York at Buffalo where he studied with Lynn Harbold and Jan Williams. He has served as Instructor of Percussion for Villa Maria College and taught Composition, Improvisation, and Arranging for the State University College at Buffalo. He is currently the percussion instructor at Canisius College of Buffalo. From 2001 to 2008, he was President of the New York State Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society. Bob had been a member of the Maelström Percussion Ensemble from 1986 to 2007 and had been its Executive Director from 1990 to 2007. With Maelström, he has performed for the Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts, the Kennedy Center, the DCI World Championships, the Percussive Arts Society’s International Convention, and at universities and concert halls across the country.

Al Hury

percussion

716-523-5392

716-523-5392

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Private Drum Instruction Since 1972
All Styles of Music
Beginners To Professional Level
Live & Studio Experience
Graduate Buffalo State College 2014
BA Music / Digital Music Production

Jim Linsner

percussion

716-200-8375

716-200-8375

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BFA in Music Performance from SUNY at Buffalo 1987, 20 years teaching and performing experience. Please see drumlessonsbuffalo.com for more detailed information. To take a virtual tour of Jim’s teaching studio. Click Here

Peggy Scalzo

percussion

716-245-6734

Cell: 716-245-6734

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Peggy teaches students of all levels, both children and adults. The lesson focus is on drumset and snare drum. Lessons consist of technique books, exercises, solo material, and playing to recordings. Peggy teaches lessons both at her home studio in North Tonawanda and at Alder Creek Music [Niagara Falls Blvd in Wheatfield].

WoodWinds

Paul Furlong

bassoon, oboe, English horn

716-867-0037

716-867-0037

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Private instruction on all double reeds for over 40 years at the studio in my home located in Orchard Park.

Reno Fusani

bassoon

716-633-2919

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Reno Fusani, recently retired as Music Coordinator of the Maryvale School System, holds bachelor and master degrees from the Eastman School of Music. He is a freelance bassoonist who has worked with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Sheaís Center for the Performing Arts, Greater Buffalo Opera Company, The Choral Arts Society, St. Paulí Cathedral, Arioso Chamber Musicians and Note-worthy Intervals. Reno has taught instrumental and choral music at the K-12 public, private, and college levels and has worked as a NYSSMA All-State adjudicator. He is a composer and arranger of works spanning a range from school band, orchestra, and chorus to serious chamber and church music.

Sean Crawford

clarinet- auxiliary clarinet

716-247-1433

716-247-1433

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Performance and teaching experience with beginner to advanced players on clarinet and lower auxiliary clarinets. BM - Louisiana State University BME - Louisiana State University First Prize MTNA solo woodwind state competition - Louisiana 2011 Second Prize MTNA solo woodwind regional competition - Austin 2012 Student instructor of classroom music - Brusly Elementary - Fall 2012 Student instructor of wind bands and classroom music - Spring 2013 Director of Dutchtown Clarinet Choir - 2013.

Richard Nunemaker

clarinet, bass clarinet, saxophone

716-395-3185

Cell: 713-248-8894

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Richard Nunemaker has had a varied and prolific career as a symphony musician, concert soloist, recording artist, producer, educator and author. Richard Nunemaker played clarinet, bass clarinet and saxophone with the Houston Symphony Orchestra from 1967-2008. He also played principal clarinet and saxophone with the Houston Latin American Philharmonic Orchestra from 2012-2016. He was a member of the Chicago Civic Orchestra in 1966, the Louisville Orchestra from 1964-1966 and the Erie Philharmonic from 1962-1964. Richard Nunemaker was a member of the faculty for the University of St. Thomas, Houston from 1975-2016. Richard Nunemaker is past president of The Houston Composers Alliance, Music by Living American/Houston Composers. Richard Nunemaker has a B.S. in Music Ed. and a Performers Certificate from SUNY @Fredonia and an M.M. and is an Alumni Fellow from the University of Louisville.

Linda Carey-Fusani

flute, piccolo, recorder

716-633 - 2919

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Linda Carey-Fusani holds a BS and MA in music from SUNY at Buffalo and a BFA and MFA in art from SUNY at Buffalo and SUNY College at Buffalo. She holds New York State Teaching certificates in both areas. Previously held positions include: music faculty at the Lewiston-Porter School District, the Amherst Central Summer Music-Recreation Program, Buffalo Seminary, other private and Parochial Schools, and the Young Artists of Erie (Pa) Music Camp. She has an ongoing private flute studio, teaches for the Clarence Central Summer Music Program, and is adjunct flute instructor at Niagara County Community College. She is a freelance flutist who currently works with Note-worthy Intervals, Arioso Chamber Musicians, The Choral Arts Society, Westminster Presbyterian Church, the Arts in Education, the Master Chorale and the Debutant Orchestra of Erie Pennsylvania.

Kasumi Leonard

flute

206-697-8329

Cell:206-697-8329

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Kasumi Leonard is the current principal flute substitute for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. She also freelances with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and was a member of The United States Army Field Band from 2009-2016.

Angela Lombardo

flute, piccolo

716-903-7072

Cell:716-903-7072

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Angela Lombardo received her Bachelor's Degree in Classical Flute Performance from the University of Minnesota. Her private flute studio is located in the Village of East Aurora. She also teaches through the Orchard Park Central School District Music Boosters program. Ms. Lombardo has performed with orchestras across the country and subs regularly with the Buffalo Philharmonic and Erie Chamber Orchestra. Private lessons will help students gain the skills necessary to become the leaders of his/her school ensembles. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

Megan Kyle

oboe, English horn

215-801-7276

215-801-7276

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Megan Kyle earned undergraduate degrees in oboe performance and English at Oberlin Conservatory and College, and a Master of Music degree from DePaul University. She was most recently a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and has performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the New World Symphony in Miami. Megan has taught students ranging from third grade to adult. She currently teaches private lessons through Orchard Park High School. While in Chicago she taught at the YOURS Project, part of the People’s Music School, and she served as a Woodwind Teaching Assistant at the Interlochen Arts Camp in 2011.