Alexis Buffum has taught and performed in Austin since 2004. She attended Florida State University and the University of Texas at Austin to pursue performance and pedagogy degrees. She grew up as a Classical player, but has found her niche as a alternative styles performer. While she loves to play Classical music, she can be found playing Irish, rock, Indie, and Jazz all over Austin. She spends a lot of time in recording studios working on albums and films. Her most recent films include “Bernie” with Jack Black and “Mud” with Matthew McConaughey. Alexis has performed Classically with the Round Rock Symphony (she sits principal second violin), Austin Chamber Music Center, Austin Lyric Opera, and Austin Ballet. She has performed with Willie Nelson, Bobby McFerrin, Graham Reynolds, Doc Severinson, Okkervil River, the Transiberian Orchestra, and DJ Spooky.
In addition to performing, Alexis maintains a studio of twenty-five students in North Austin. She enjoys teaching students of all ages from 3 to 63 and beyond! She is a certified Suzuki teacher and continues her training most summers.
To Alexis, chamber music is such a beautiful art form. Listening and performing this type of music is an important part of every students’ musical development. She feels honored to be teaching with the Austin Chamber Music Center.