Phone: 585-365-2646 ext 1521


Degrees and Certifications:

BME - Valparaiso University MSEd - Mus - Queens College - CUNY Kodaly - New York Universiy

Mr. John-David (JD) Struckmann

Hello everybody! How do you do! Let's make music today!

I'm the general and vocal music teacher for Belfast Central School in Belfast, NY. This coming year (2021-22) will be my fifth year at BCS, and I had over 30 years experience as a music teacher in four different states. Most recently, I taught in Houston, TX, where I taught K-8 vocal, general and instrumental music. I also taught high school jazz band. Here in Belfast, I teach K-6 general music and 3/4, 5/6, 7/8 and 9-12 choirs. 

I grew up in Niagara County, NY outside of Lockport. I was very active in bands and choirs at Roy-Hart CSD. I am so excited to be back in Western New York and closer to my family. Go Sabres! Go Bills!

When I'm not teaching or making music, I enjoy reading, hiking, fly-fishing and spending time with my family. I also enjoy building things and renovating the pre-1920 house we bought in Belfast. I have visited over 50 units of the National Parks system.