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About Bill Buck

Bill Buck
Bill Buck
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Concord, NC
Speaks: English
Instructs: Bass Guitar, Guitar
Education: Studied jazz harmony, chord melody and classical guitar under Paul Byrne 1975-1979. Paul was a student of Dennis Sandole. 1984 - 1986 Studied jazz soloing and harmony with Nick Katzman in Berlin whose lessons included materials from his studies with Charlie Banocos and Mike Stern. Late 80's Studied classical and jazz with Jimmy Duckworth. In1988 studied 40 hours with Mick Goodrick. 1990 with Pat Martino.
Performance Experience: Bass guitar performances with numerous local and regional bands throughout the southeast, including major festivals, such as King Buiscut Blues Festival in AK, theaters and clubs. Performed guitar in duo and trio formats in festivals, theaters and upscale restaurants. Steady performing schedule since 1991
Teaching Experience: Adjunct Faculty Charlotte Latin Schools 1994-2021, U.S. Music 1994-2000, Howren 2000-2015, Private lessons 1986-present, Music and Arts 2015-present
Teaching Philosophy: I like students to learn the fundamentals of music theory and reading. This enables the student to pursue their musical goals for life. I am willing to adjust to their interests and ensure their experience as a musician is fun, rewarding and challenging.

Get to know Bill Buck

I sang in school choruses and choirs from 5th to 8th grade and took up guitar in 9th grade studying jazz. After school I joined the army serving as a section leader at an Intelligence site in occupied Berlin. While in Berlin I continued my studies of jazz guitar and saw performances of the greats as they passed through the city. I moved to Charlotte in 1986, studied jazz guitar and picked up bass in 1991. It was at this time I started a steady gig schedule, performing festivals, clubs, upscale restaurants and theaters.

Styles performed on bass are jazz, rock, country, bluegrass, blues, show tunes, R&B, hard rock New Orleans funk,and top 40. Guitar performances have primarily been jazz and show tunes.

I feel it is important for the student to have a solid background in basic theory and technique so they may continue their path for a lifetime of music making. I teach most ages and styles on bass, fretless bass and guitar. I also offer lessons as occupational therapy.

Bill Buck teaches at:
8653 Concord Mills Blvd
Concord, NC 28027
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