Local Teachers

We have some excellent local bluegrass teachers in Western New York. Here are some that I recommend,


banjo teachers 

in Hamburg      Andy Cushing at the Music Exchange 716-649-6660 store

and   Pete Mirando at Hamburg Music center 716-549-0864 Home

in Kenmore     John Martz 716-833-9116 home or 716-359-8616 cell

in Rochester  Ben Proctor 585.245.4117 specializes in bluegrass banjo in the Rochester, NY area. He teaches banjo, mandolin, dobro, guitar, and bluegrass music classes and ensembles for adults and children. His teaching method focuses on learning by ear in the traditional way, timing, improvisation, discovering your own style, and real-life jamming and performing skill development. More info at www.benproctor.com


in Buffalo  Fiddle and Mandolin   Phil Banaszak  716-867-1014

In Hamburg   dobro and country harmonica  Mark Panfil 716-867-4012

In Orchard Park   Bluegrass Guitar  Doug Yeomans 716- 604-6931

In East Amherst  banjo  Ned Holderby 716-741-9434


Note- new teachers may submit their name and phone number to me via email. Markpanfil@hotmail.com




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