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A New Kind of Music Company

Curated BY Buffalo musicians—FOR Buffalo musicians.

Connect with professional Buffalo artists for music lessons, workshops, performances, and pro music services.

Music Lessons with Buffalo’s Pro Musicians

A new kind of music teacher.

The artists at Buffalo Music Club have dedicated their lives to writing, recording, and performing just about every style of music there is on every instrument imaginable, right here in Buffalo and beyond. And they’re ready to provide instruction and music life mentoring across a wide variety of instruments, pursuits, and styles. All you have to do is pick something to explore.

Find YOUR music lessons and learn what YOU want to learn.

Music Workshops with Buffalo’s Pro Musicians

Learn what YOU want to learn.

Many of our artists frequently host music workshops, curated for all age groups and skill levels, and covering a wide range of topics. Come take a look at what’s coming up, including featured guests, group lessons, and recurring workshop series.

Find YOUR music workshops and learn what YOU want to learn.

Featured Music Workshops

  • MY FAVORITE THINGS TO TEACH
    Instruments: Drums & Percussion
    Pursuits: Improvisation, Performance
    Styles: Traditional, World Music
    DRUMS & PERCUSSION • PERFORMANCE • WORLD MUSIC • TRADITIONAL
    Explore the art of African drumming as you learn traditional techniques, expand your rhythmic vocabulary, and develop the strength and endurance needed to play hand drums in a way that is safe, healthy, and fun.
    Griffin Brady is a pro percussionist & touring performer (SAAKUMU Dance Troupe, Mohamed Diaby and Manding Foli Kan Don, Brian Marsalis, DJ Logic), music educator (founder of Slyboots School of Music), and executive director of Bernard Woma Dagara Music Center USA.
    Instruments: Drums & Percussion
    Pursuits: Improvisation, Performance
    Styles: Traditional, World Music
    Skill Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
    Weekly ( Wednesdays)
    5:00pm–6:00pm
    $25.00
  • MY FAVORITE THINGS TO TEACH
    Pursuits: Performance
    PERFORMANCE
    Learn how to practice analyzing music from a multitude of genres, and how to effectively apply that knowledge to improve your own playing—and your own unique musical voice.
    Declan Miers is a pro bassist, guitarist, & touring performer (Mac Ayres, Cautious Clay, Aqueous), composer, and songwriter (Brasstracks).
    Pursuits: Performance
    Skill Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
    Monthly (Fourth Thursdays)
    7:00pm–8:00pm
    $12.00
  • MY FAVORITE THINGS TO TEACH
    Pursuits: Music Life Mentoring
    MUSIC LIFE MENTORING
    Join an ongoing discussion of the pros and cons of being a woman in the music scene, and how to maneuver through this world in a strong and feminine way.
    Zuri Appleby is a pro bassist (Nick Jonas, Cee-lo Green, Willow & Jaden Smith, Adam Lambert, Lizzo, Bernard Purdie), vocalist, model, and music educator.
    Pursuits: Music Life Mentoring
    Skill Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
    Monthly (First Sundays)
    3:00pm–4:00pm
    $10.00
  • MY FAVORITE THINGS TO TEACH
    Instruments: Drums & Percussion
    Styles: World Music
    DRUMS & PERCUSSION
    Get ready for the Slyboots Circus Residency, including an all-ages summer camp, nightly circus rehearsals, auditions, and surprise performances. June 25 through July 4, 2021 @ The Heron Farm & Event Center.
    Griffin Brady is a pro percussionist & touring performer (SAAKUMU Dance Troupe, Mohamed Diaby and Manding Foli Kan Don, Brian Marsalis, DJ Logic), music educator (founder of Slyboots School of Music), and executive director of Bernard Woma Dagara Music Center USA.
    Instruments: Drums & Percussion
    Styles: World Music
    Skill Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
    $20.00$700.00

Performances from Buffalo’s Pro Artists

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Due to COVID-19, all Buffalo Music Club activities will be conducted following CDC guidelines.

All of our artists are prepared and willing to work virtually.

Support the Artists of Today. Create the Artists of Tomorrow.

About Buffalo Music Club

Founded in 2020 by David Cloyd and Eric Crittenden, Buffalo Music Club seeks to create and foster a vibrant and sustainable local music scene by providing a reliable and curated touchpoint between professional Buffalo musicians, aspiring musicians of all levels, and the audience—supporting the artists of today while helping to create the artists of the future.

Meet Our Artists

Buffalo Music Club showcases a diverse group of talented local musicians, each of whom draw on their own personal experience as a professional working artist to provide multi-disciplinary instruction and guidance, special music performances, and pro music services to people of all ages in the city of Buffalo and the surrounding area.

Buffalo Music Club Featured in Buffalo Rising

In “Buffalo Music Club: Keeping Music Alive” (November 25, 2020), Judith Frizlen interviews David Cloyd and Eric Crittenden and gets the inside scoop about the origins and aspirations of this new kind of music company.