Rosalind Buda is a versatile and diverse performer and educator, playing and teaching music from Scottish smallpipes and Highland bagpipes to classical bassoon. Rosalind is passionate about teaching musicians of all ages, and her years of experience in both classical and folk music give her a unique perspective and a multi-faceted, holistic approach to learning. Rosalind firmly believes that everyone can develop their own style, expand technique through new approaches, and find their greatest enjoyment in music-making at any stage in their learning. Rosalind brings her musically encouraging approach to her private students, college students, and to workshops around the country.
As a performer, Rosalind freelances and tours regularly with the Celtic/Appalachian pipe and harp duo, The Reel Sisters, on smallpipes, whistles, and vocals. The Reel Sisters have toured from New Mexico to New York and revel in sharing traditional tunes and stories. In addition to her duo, Rosalind performs regularly as a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and reader with various ensembles including Houston-based Istanpitta Early Music Ensemble as well other bagpipe-centric bands. As a bassoonist, Rosalind is an avid performer of chamber music and orchestral music in the Southeast. Rosalind received her MM in bassoon performance from New England Conservatory.