Lifelong musician Andi Buch specializes in teaching and performing on a variety of instruments including bass (electric and upright), guitar (acoustic and electric), keyboards & ukulele (amongst others) and is experienced in a variety of genres - most notably jazz, rock, funk, r&b, jam band, reggae, latin, world and classical music.

As an expert professional bassist, Andi brings a strong rhythmic foundation, expansive knowledge of music theory, well trained ear and unparalleled technical profficiency to sessions and gigs of all genres.

In addition to teaching instrumental lessons at all levels, Andi also teaches ensemble classes, music composition, theory, tech, production and engineering. All lessons are customized to fit the needs and styles of each student, so that they can learn to express themselves through music, and most importantly to have fun doing so!

Career highlights include:

Andi currently works as a freelance session musician for both live performances and recording sessions in the Long Island and New York City areas. If you are interested please contact for more info.

Andi also teaches bass, guitar, piano, ukulele, keyboards, ensemble classes and music technology in Carle Place, NY as well as privately in and around Port Washington, NY. To inquire as a student, contact

Employment History

Freelance Session Musician

  • Works with a variety of artists and studios in the greater NYC area
  • Available for ongoing projects, limited engagements and one-time gigs
  • Expert professional bass guitarists capable of performing any genre
  • Requires no rehearsal time; can rapidly learn by ear or sightread
  • Also available on upright bass, guitar, keyboards, ukelele, etc.
Port Washington, NY
2011 to Present

Substitute Music Instructor for iSchool of Music

  • On call substitute for bass, guitar and ensemble teachers
  • Ensemble classes focus on group coherence and preparing for recitals
  • Private lessons focus on songs for ensembles, technique & theory
Port Washington, NY
2012 to Present

Music Instructor for Sam Ash Music

  • Works with a variety of students – bass, guitar, piano, music tech, etc.
  • Lessons incorporate a balance of theory, musicianship and technique
  • Curriculums are customized to each student based on their musical tastes
  • Materials include method books, self-published material and transcriptions
Carle Place, NY
2012 to Present

Private Music Instruction

  • Teaches a variety of bass and guitar students throughout Nassau County
  • Lessons are taught both at students residences and in a private studio
  • Caters lessons to students individual needs and desires as a musician
Port Washington, NY
2009 to Present

Residential Computer Repair and Support

  • Repaired software and operating system issues on Mac and Windows OS
  • Trained users in use of OS and software (ProTools, Logic, REAPER, etc.)
  • Setup desktops, laptops and peripherals (audio interfaces, keyboards, etc.)
Port Washington, NY
2009 to Present

Content Author for Rock Band

  • Utilized skills learned at Harmonix to craft gameplay content for Rock Band
  • Included transcription, production, programming, level & animation design
  • Self-published material includes Top-10 Best Seller, "Trippolette"
  • Work-for-hire includes Umphrey's McGee's "1348"
Port Washington, NY
2009 to Present

Webmaster, Programmer, and Designer at Berklee College of Music

  • Ran the Music Production & Engineering website (
  • Designed and maintained an Object-Oriented PHP / MySQL database system
  • Instrumental in crafting the MP&E Department's web-based services
Boston, MA
2008 to 2009

College Representative for Sony Red

  • Worked with local stores, organizing promotions and stocking products
  • Advertised concerts amongst the Boston college base
  • Promoted using Facebook and MySpace amofdsangst other means
Boston, MA
2007 to 2008

Video Game Sound Designer and QA Tester at Harmonix Music Systems

  • Contributed to many titles in the “Guitar Hero” and “Rock Band” series
  • Audio work consisted of production, transcription and level-design
  • QA work was focused on refining the musicality of the gameplay
  • Went beyond job description to contribute features and music for projects
Cambridge, MA
2005 to 2007

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