About Buffalo Music Club

About Buffalo Music Club

Our Vision

To create and foster a vibrant and sustainable local music scene by constantly reimagining the relationship between life, music, musicians, and the community within the city of Buffalo, its surrounding areas, and beyond.

Our Mission

To provide a reliable and curated touchpoint between professional Buffalo musicians, aspiring musicians of all levels, and the audience—fostering and supporting the artists of today while helping to create the artists of the future.

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.

Music Education

Our Teaching Ethos & Music Life Mentoring

We believe that the truest experience of music, no matter what style of music it is, comes from an exploration of the mind, heart, and body. As artists, it is our job to explore our own depths, uncovering as much of our musical selves as we can in a lifetime, and sharing what we find with the world. As teachers, it is our duty and privilege to guide and support others as they explore.

But Music Life Mentoring is what really makes Buffalo Music Club unique. No matter what your dreams are, our goal is always the same—to help you live your best music life. Throughout our music lessons and workshops, our expert artists draw from their real-life experiences, both on and off the stage, to offer carefully crafted mentoring customized for each student.

Our Artists

Each of our artists lives in the greater Buffalo area, and is actively working and making at least some of their living as a professional musician in Buffalo and beyond. They are all dedicated to their own artistic pursuits, and bring that dedication and energy to their teaching.

As musicians, they write, record, perform, and teach just about every style of music there is, on every instrument imaginable.

Submit a Music Education Request

For Organizations

If your music education program could use a boost, get in touch with us. We would love to work with you to find the right artists and create engaging custom programs to fit your needs, including music lessons, workshops, performances, or any other creative ideas we might come up with together.

Submit a Learning Request

For Individuals

If there’s anything that you want to learn about in our Buffalo Music Club lessons or workshops and you just can’t find it on our website, chances are one of our artists already does it. And we mean ANYTHING—bagpipes or beatboxing, mandolin or magic flute, zither or . . . well, you get the idea.

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.

Founders & Leadership

Buffalo Music Club, LLC was founded in 2020 by David Cloyd and Eric “CRiTT” Crittenden. They continually draw upon their own personal experiences as professional working artists in order to evolve this virtual marketplace and help local artists provide multi-disciplinary instruction and guidance, music performances, and pro music services to people of all ages in the city of Buffalo, the surrounding area, and beyond.

David Cloyd - Artist - Buffalo Music Club

David Cloyd

Co-Founder | Director of Digital Operations

cloyd@buffalomusicclub.com

DAVID CLOYD has led what could only be called an eclectic music life. He began as a pianist at the age of 4, and he spent the next 20 years adamantly pursuing classical music as a multi-instrumentalist, completing his BM in Music Performance at the University of Texas at Austin. He then walked away from it all to become a singer-songwriter. Today, he is a solo recording artist with ECR Music Group in NYC, A&R of Hook & Ladder Records, and an actor, creator, writer, scoring composer, and producer on the web series Cloyd from PizzaDog Studios.

Eric Crittenden - Artist - Buffalo Music Club

Eric Crittenden

Co-Founder | Director of Analog Operations

crittenden@buffalomusicclub.com

As a touring performer for over 25 years, Eric Crittenden has shared the stage with the likes of Bob Weir and Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. As a music educator, he has conducted over a hundred workshops and edutainment performances as a key force behind numerous arts education efforts, including the Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology. Today, his SUNY degrees (music performance and a Master’s of Education) have led him to teach music in the public school system of Buffalo, NY, where he continues to perform and dedicate his career to the local music scene and the youth in the community.

Buffalo Music Club Gift Cards

Buffalo Music Club - Gift Card

Don’t just give the gift of music. Give the gift of the music life.

Having trouble finding the perfect gift for the aspiring musician in your life? Look no further than a Buffalo Music Club gift card. Gift cards can be redeemed toward the purchase of any of the music lessons or music workshops provided by our talented roster of professional Buffalo artists, or any future music performances or pro music services our artists may provide through Buffalo Music Club.