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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
    Pursuits: Music Software, Recording & Audio Production
    MUSIC SOFTWARE (Ableton Live) • MIDI • RECORDING & AUDIO PRODUCTION
    Take a deep dive into Ableton Live, and learn how to use the musical reality and goals of each project to define and construct the ideal production environment for the song at hand.
    Christopher Edward Young is a pro producer & engineer (Young the Natural, YG, DJ Mustard, DJ Quik, Zaytoven, Snoop Dogg, moe., Midwest Hype), multi-instrumentalist, and founder & owner of Gem Recording Studio.
    Pursuits: Music Software, Recording & Audio Production
    Skill Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
    Monthly (First Tuesdays)
    2:00pm–3:00pm
    $10.00
  • MY FAVORITE THINGS TO TEACH
    Pursuits: Performance, Songwriting
    SONGWRITING • PERFORMANCE
    What have you been working on this month? A new cover song? An original song? A cosmic rock opera? Whatever it is, find out how it's going (and shake off those performance jitters) within a supportive and constructive environment.
    David Cloyd is an award-winning indie singer/songwriter & recording artist (ECR Music Group, NYC), founder of Hook & Ladder Records, actor, creator, writer, scoring composer, and producer with PizzaDog Studios (including the new web series Cloyd), and co-founder of Buffalo Music Club.
    Pursuits: Performance, Songwriting
    Skill Levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
    Monthly (Third Sundays)
    1:00pm–2:00pm
    $10.00
  • MY FAVORITE THINGS TO TEACH
    Instruments: Acoustic Guitar
    Pursuits: Performance
    ACOUSTIC GUITAR • PERFORMANCE
    Learn acoustic guitar in a fun group setting during this 7-week music workshop. Two age groups (7 to 10 and 11 to 14—and adults are welcome) meet weekly starting Tuesday, July 6 through Tuesday, August 17, 2021.
    Valerie Villa is a pro music & theatre educator, and owner & director of Encore Experience, LLC.
    Instruments: Acoustic Guitar
    Pursuits: Performance
    Skill Levels: Beginner
    $100.00
  • MY FAVORITE THINGS TO TEACH
    Instruments: Drums & Percussion
    Pursuits: Improvisation, Performance
    Styles: Traditional, World Music
    DRUMS & PERCUSSION • PERFORMANCE • WORLD MUSIC • TRADITIONAL
    Take a deep dive into rhythms from Africa and the art of drumming through guided instruction and exercises that are designed to deepen your sense of rhythm and develop intermediate and advanced techniques.
    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: Intermediate, Advanced
    Weekly ( Mondays)
    6:00pm–8:00pm
    $40.00

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.