William Buonocore
William Buonocore

William Buonocore

Offers remote services
Offers remote services
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Introduction: As head of the guitar department at Boston Conservatory for 20 years, and head of the classical guitar programs at UMass Lowell and UMass Dartmouth for almost 10 years, I have worked with students of all levels including those of very high caliber. This experience has helped me to analyze just about every possible technical issue and I am able to pinpoint problems and offer suggestions to resolve the issues in a very efficient and targeted manner. Through my training and experiences playing with top notch musicians for many years I am able to craft stylized interpretations of many different styles of music, and I love guiding and encouraging my students to play as expressively as possible. Technique is a means to an end, and the ultimate goal is to make beautiful music on the guitar. I love playing the guitar, and being able to share this love with students is very rewarding to me. I really enjoy interacting with all of my students, and we always have a great time in our lessons!
Overview

Hired 7 times

Serves Brockton, MA

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1 employee

45 years in business

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

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David C.

I restarted classical guitar lessons after a 20-year hiatus. I came across Bill’s profile and was instantly impressed by his performance and teaching background. He’s a consummate professional and 100% committed to his students learning the right way. I’ve taken lessons from him for over a year and I’m playing pieces of music that I thought I’d never be able to. If you want to play well with good technique, sound quality, and interpretation, then I highly recommend Bill as the teacher for you.
Sep 16, 2021
Jacob T.

I did not have an overly positive experience with my first guitar teacher; while he was nice and very talented, it felt like he was more interested in having me listen to him and play than actually teaching me anything. Lucky for me, it seems that the second try was the charm. From the start, Bill has been an exceedingly talented guitar teacher. He quickly gauged my ability through a phone call and introductory lesson, and matched my (extremely basic) skills with a routine that fulfilled both my interests (learning music theory and to read music) and guitar skills that every guitarist should know, including chords and rhythms from popular music, basic blues and improvisation, and some tunes from musical theater as well. I should add that he succeeded in doing this all virtually during covid. Since the covid vaccine was made available, I have attended lessons with Bill in person, and he continues to teach tirelessly, going above and beyond; I'm often still in Bill's guitar studio playing one or two more songs, past the end of the lesson mark - usually at Bill's insistence. He has even sent me hand-written tabs, chords, and guitar recordings on demand by email for when I have questions or can't quite remember how something goes or sounds. My only regret with Bill is that I don't practice enough to adequately take advantage of the great instruction he provides. I look forward to continuing to learn from Bill and in particular hope to learn classical guitar from him one day, as well as continue to improve in all other areas. If you want to be taught guitar, instead of sitting idly while a guitar teacher plays at you rather than teach, I couldn't possibly recommend Bill more.
Sep 7, 2021
Juan I.

Working with Bill has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Not only a great player, but a great educator. He was easily able to identify my strengths, weaknesses and tailor a method for me. I highly recommend that you reach out to Bill if you wish to improve your playing, regardless of level.
Sep 8, 2021
Brendon W.

I started lessons with Bill to learn classical guitar after 5 years of self-taught electric and steel string acoustic playing. My playing has improved immensely since I started working with him. Not only has he introduced me to classical guitar but he has taught me how to effectively practice to constantly improve. Bill has a wealth of experience and knowledge to draw upon and I cannot say enough good things. A++
Dec 22, 2017
Charles B.

I have been a classical guitar student of Bill's for the past 6 months. In retirement, I have decided to take what was an "off and on" affair with the classical guitar (I'm not a beginner) and, instead, commit the necessary time and energy to truly learning the instrument. These have been my first serious classical guitar lessons. Prior to these lessons, I was entirely "self-taught" which means I created a whole bunch of bad habits for myself and was not progressing at all. Bill refers to me as a "remedial" student which I think is a perfect description of my playing. Through Bill, I have learned proper technique which, in turn, has improved my tonality and musicality with the classical guitar. Bill has identified my bad habits, broken them down, shown the proper way to overcome them and makes sure I don't "back-slide" into my bad habits again. Bill paces the lessons according to ability, not covering material that's too advanced while still ensuring that the lesson is challenging. In each lesson, Bill is positive, encouraging yet kindly critical so that I know I am making progress yet always aware of what areas I need to work on. Bill has the right "make-up" for a teacher and I am pleased, and without reservation, to give Bill a 5 star rating.
Dec 21, 2017
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William Buonocore

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  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Master of Music, The Boston Conservatory. Master classes with Oscar Ghiglia, Manuel Barrueco, David Russell, Sharon Isbin

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    Becoming a professional musician is not really something you decide on, it's something you are compelled to do from within.

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