Douglas Buys taught music theory in NEC's College from 1995 and piano in the Preparatory School and School of Continuing Education from 1980 through his death in 2015.
Buys received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School as a scholarship student of Rudolf Firkusny. As a teenager he was sponsored by the French government to study with the Casadesus family and Nadia Boulanger in Paris and Fontainebleau. He has appeared in recitals and with orchestras in the U.S. and Europe, most notably in two-piano repertoire with Firkusny. Recent concerts have taken him to summer festivals in California and Vermont, and he has taught and given masterclasses and recitals at Humboldt State University, San Francisco Conservatory, and University of Idaho. In 1988, Buys received the Presidential Certificate for Excellence in Teaching at a National Press Club ceremony with George Bush.
B.M., M.M., The Juilliard School. Studies with Rudolf Firkusny, John Perry, Lilian Kallir, German Diez, Nadia Boulanger, and the Casadesus family. Former faculty of North Carolina School of the Arts, Duke University.