Donald Better specializes in classical guitar, jazz improvisation and studio skills. His performance credits include solo classical guitar recitals in Southern California, as well as appearances with artists including Moacir Santos, Trini Lopez and Judy Niemack. In Cleveland, Mr. Better has performed with Epicycle, the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra and the Ohio Chamber Orchestra. He is a former President-Producer for Azica Records.


  • Pasadena City College
  • Jazz improvisation studies with Warne Marsh, Gary Foster, Don Ferrara, Toni Rizzi, Dave Koonse, Bill DeArango
  • Composition studies with Moacir Santos

Teaching Experience

Cleveland Institute of Music