A professional violinist, performer, entertainer,composer,arranger,and teacher with more than 35 years of experience. Teaching, etc. encompases a wide range of instruments, ages, and skills, specializing in stringed instruments at all levels and music of all genres. Experienced in using both Suzuki and traditional methods for group or individual instruction. Extensive works involving composing,conducting, and arranging scores for both academic and professional ensembles.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE :
Docenko Studios NY, 1980 -Present
Twin Village Music , 2007 - Present
Buffalo State College Retired
2004-Present, Orchard Park Boosters summer string program,
2002 - 2003 Sacred Heart Academy, 1998-Present, NSOA-ASTA String Conference at State University of N.Y. at Fredonia, 1990-Present, Docenko Studios, 1985-Present, Buffalo Community Music School, 1987-1997, Southtowns Suzuki Strings, Niagara Falls Community Music School,1985-1987,State University of N.Y. at Buffalo teaching assistant in volin performance,
1980 - Present Professional career includes violin soloist, orchestral/chamber musician, conductor,ECMEA adjudicator, and instrument repair. Expertise and a vast repertoire in classical, litergical, jazz, improvisation, ethnic and gypsy music. Firt pirze winner at many competitions, and has received many awards.
Concert Master of the GSO Batavia NY 2012 - Present
1st violinist of the Clarence Symphony NY 1990 - Present
2010 - Present 1st - 2nd violinist of the Saint Antonio Chamber Players NY
Conductor/soloist of the Johann Strauss Orchestra of Buffalo, 1995-present, First violinist of the Richmond String Quartet,
1990 - present sub for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orch.
1990-present, Concertmaster/soloist of the S.E.M. New Music Ensemble, 1980-1985,Soloist with the Buffalo New Msic Ensemble, 1983 - Present. As well as being a professional classical violinist. Mr. Docenko is also well known as a strolling violinist who can play any request no matter how difficult or obscure. "He can play all gernres of music off the top of his head" "Amazing" "Great entertainer" "What variety!"" A Mix of Heifetz, Liberace, Grappelli & Charlie Daniels!"