David B.

David B.

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Dallas, TX

About David B.

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David teaches: Males 5 and up
Females 5 and up
Teaching since: June 1990
Last sign in: More than two months
Average response time: 2 hours

Overview

I believe in: the power of music to enrich human existence and create community; the value of all styles of music; the creative potential of every individual; the value of trust, integrity and respect within a learning environment; instilling in an individual an unending belief in ones self; and excellent and inspiring musical mentorship.

I hold a BA in music performance, have over 25 years of professional music experience and am dedicated to providing a quality, comprehensive learner-based music education.

Programs available include: Private guitar and bass lessons, improvisation, music theory, ear training, rhythm studies, fingerboard knowledge and more.

*** Lesson Details ***
I offer learner-based music instruction tailored to each student's interests, ability and goals.

Beginners: Learn everything necessary to give yourself a strong musical grounding while learning how to play the music you love.

Intermediate or Advanced Musicians: Would you like to maximize your potential? Learn a new style? Break down your creative barriers? I can help you make changes and grow into the musician you would like to be.

Improvisation – Any instrument, style and level. Learn (or un-learn as the case may be) the tools and techniques needed to create spontaneously.

Music Theory & Ear Training – Any instrument, style and level. Deepen your musical understanding and enhance your performance and listening experience by exploring the structure of music.

Fingerboard Knowledge - Any style and level. Feeling lost on your instrument? Locked into the same old patterns and licks? Break free from your habits and learn the entire neck and unlock your creative potential.

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, improvisation, fingerboard knowledge, music theory, creativity.

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Experience

Owner and Educator Jun 2008 - Present
David B. Music Studio

Music Educator Jun 2000 - Jun 2002
Dallas School of Music

Music Transcriber Jun 1999 - Jun 2000
iSong website

Transcribed music for interactive, educational CD-ROM software.

Music Educator Jun 1996 - Jun 2000
Zoo Music II

Music Educator Jun 1996 - Jun 2000
Brook Mays Music

Music Educator Jun 1990 - Jun 1992
Annetta Smith Musical Offerings

Music Educator Jun 1990 - Jun 1992
DeeAnn B. Music Studio

Education

Bachelor of Music Performance, Cum Laude Aug 1990 - Dec 1992
Wichita State University
Jazz Studies Aug 1988 - Jun 1990
The University of North Texas

Languages Spoken

English Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

National Association for Music Education Jun 2008
NAFME

Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

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Vanessa M. April 21, 2014
Guitar
Awesome experience

I am 31 years old and I have always wanted to learn how to play the guitar. I could not have picked a better instructor. David has been the best teacher and made the experience delightful! I have learned so much in just a couple of months and after my leave of absence due to pregnancy, I plan to pick up where I left off in my lessons. I would highly recommend anyone to him for lessons!!
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Jamie S. July 15, 2013
Guitar
Kind

My nine year old son has had 4 lessons with David and we have been very impressed. David is very patient and my son is really comfortable in the lessons and in the environment of his studio. We would definitely recommend David to other students.
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Josh L. March 22, 2013
Guitar
Excellent Instructor

Great teacher. Understands that everyone learns differently and adjusts his teaching methods accordingly. Definitely recommend David.
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Kollette D. February 6, 2013
Excited for every lesson!

I can't believe I have only completed 3 lessons and I'm working on playing two of my favorite songs. David is very patient and has always had an answer to everyone of my questions. I'm so glad I signed up for lessons!
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Mario D. December 19, 2012
David is an excellent, kind teacher.

I have really been pleased with my experience with David. He has made me feel very comfortable and I think he is an excellent teacher. I plan to continue my lessons and I hope to get my daughter going to him as well.
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brandonb June 4, 2012
Amazing Teacher!

This man is a fantastic teacher; I've only had my first three lessons, and feel i have grown more than in two months of classes at a previous music school. He really helps break it down in ways that I can understand, and demystifies music in ways that allows me to see it as a real possibility for me; while at the same helping me appreciate the infinity of what can be said with very little. I highly recommend this man
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MarcR1 March 29, 2012
Student

I am very excited and motivated about playing & learning right now and David is a big part of that. He is a perfect fit for me and doing a great job of identifying and correcting weaknesses that I need to work on and how. He also applies the lesson pace and structure to my feedback and level. He is also very flexible which is great. It's also fun to hear the drum beat to play with and stay in rythum with the music. Thanks David!
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DebraT February 24, 2012
Spouse

My husband is thrilled with his lessons and I can most definitely hear improvement in his playing since he has taken from you. You are FABULOUS! Thank you.
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RobertB1 October 31, 2011
Student

David is an awesome instructor! He is very patient and positive. David's studio is professional and comfortable...very conducive for learning. I have greatly improved my music theory and playing skills - Thanks David !
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DANT September 6, 2011
My son love it.