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Colin Tucker
Colin Tucker

Colin Tucker

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Introduction: I have 20+ years of experience as professional pianist, organist, cellist, and composer. I have a PhD in music from UB and am the organist/pianist/choir director at Faith United Church of Christ. I have taught students ranging from young children to adults, from beginners to advanced university music majors in these areas, as well as music theory/ear training. My experience extends across genres from classical, jazz, blues, rock, pop, experimental, electronic, and more. Pedagogy has been a crucial part of my musical activities for a long time. Engaging with each student as a unique individual is both a challenge and an opportunity for mutual discovery. This is true of all students, of all backgrounds and abilities; in fact, I make a point to regular encounter a wide range of students. I teach online, at my studio near downtown Buffalo, at Faith United Church of Christ in Williamsville, and at students' homes.

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Rafe C.

Piano Lessons

I am middle aged and haven't played an instrument in at least two decades. I've been taking piano lessons for a couple months from Colin Tucker. Learning an instrument like the piano is challenging and requires work, but if you are interested in music, the work is not so bad. I find Colin to be a patient well informed teacher who I can easily recommend.
Jun 6, 2017
Shirley R.

Colin is a brilliant and creative musician. He has a vast knowledge of styles and venues of music. He is open to musical requests and is also able to make suggestions for your musical needs. He is dependable and has a professional and positive demeanor. I highly recommend Colin Tucker for your musical and event needs
Mar 21, 2017
Ethan H.

I worked with Colin Tucker at a music workshop at Buffalo's Old First Ward. Colin designed a workshop that taught students about the science of musical sound, and treated them to a live performance by a skilled percussionist. Colin then led several activities that engaged students' creativity and allowed them to have some fun self-directed investigations of music and sound. His knowledge of music and repertoire is vast and he is conscientious and thoughtful towards his students.
Mar 4, 2017
Sharon S.

Colin Tucker is my choir director at Faith Church. He is a very accomplished pianist who is very patient, professional and devoted to teaching. I truly look forward to choir practice each week because Colin is easy to work with and I highly recommend him as a piano teacher.
Mar 1, 2017
Priyanka N.

Cello Lessons

Jan 30, 2020
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Colin Tucker


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

    BM summa cum laude, Music Composition, University of Michigan, 2007 MPhil, Music Composition, University of Huddersfield (England), 2011 PhD candidate, Music Composition, University at Buffalo, expected 2017

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    I have taught piano, cello, composition, and music theory/ear training to students young and adult, from advanced university students to complete beginners.

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