Guitar, Piano, Singing, Flute, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Theory, Saxophone, Songwriting
Hello! My Name is Salvatore! I am a multi-instrumentalist songsmith with a passion for live performance. I have been taking private music lessons since age 8 and graduated from Berklee College of Music in May 2011. I have always worked as a musician whether its been teaching, playing in theater pit bands, playing in clubs, or making tracks for T.V. This gives you, as the student, a phenomenal resource of different musical styles and careers to learn about! Studying with me is a blast! You are my co-pilot and we are on this musical journey together!
Piano, Clarinet, Flute, Music Performance, Music Theory, Saxophone
Private Lessons - 20 years
Public School - 4 years
Instruments taught: piano, woodwinds
Dave J. holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from The University of Central Florida. While teaching for the St. Johns County School system in St. Augustine Florida from 2002-2006, Dave was twice nominated for Teacher of the Year and wrote several award winning grants for his school's music program. Certifications from the state of Florida he has held include K-12 instrumental music.
Dave J., aka Dave LaGrande as performed and worked throughout the United States, including Hawaii, and also in Europe, & the Caribbean. His primary instruments include keyboard instruments and saxophone.
Dave has performed or toured directly with artists such as 80's Pop icon Tiffany, Heidi Newfield (formerly of the platinum selling band, Trick Pony), late Opry star, Mel McDaniel, Grammy nominated vocalist, John Berry, and in 2013 is playing regular tour dates with platinum selling band, Sister Hazel.
Dave has appeared on the Grand Ole Opry numerous times as well as national television, with shows including The Late, Late Show w/ Craig Ferguson, The Academy of Country Music Awards, and various TV specials on the Trinity Broadcast Network.
Prior to and since moving to Nashville in late 2007, Dave has always established a solid reputation among the professional musical community and continues to reach new goals each year as a musician and music educator.
Professional endorsements include, Nord Keyboards, Accusound Cables, and Westone In-Ear Monitors.
Guitar, Piano, Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Saxophone, Songwriting
I have been a musician for 13 of my 25 years of life with a Bachelors and Masters degree from two different top 10 music schools. I started with saxophone in middle school band and taught myself other instruments with that knowledge in high school. I took my saxophone training through my college career, going to Florida State University for major in classical saxophone and minoring in business.
After FSU I went to Berklee in Spain for my graduate work in vocal performance where I recorded an original album, you can hear my first single here at my Soundcloud page: http://snd.sc/18T3B7h
I am currently living in Nashville to pursue my dream. Let's make some music!
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