I started playing guitar after I realized that the trumpet (my first instrument), besides only being able to play one note at a time, was just not as sexy & cool as the “six stringed siren of the 60's & 70's”. After 2 years of playing I started teaching guitar in a local Toledo OH area music store on the day of my 16th birthday, and soon expanded to students spread over two stores and and my home. My first "road gig" at the end of my senior year in high school was playing with old time 50′s rockers “Johnny & The Hurricanes” (who the Beatles actually opened for a couple of times), and then I left to study at Boston’s Berklee College of Music for two years at 19. After Berklee and a few years of playing all over Canada in show bands, theatre, etc. while based out of Toronto, I ...
Comprehensive method including theory instruction, technique & musicality.
*Now also offering online lessons* Guitar David picked up the guitar when he moved from his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona in 2001 at the age of 19 and hasn't looked back since. 7 years and countless hours of practicing, performing and teaching later, David plays at multiple venues in the Kansas City area while teaching from his studio at Guitar Source in Overland Park,, Southland Conservatory in Raymore, and in home tutoring service Mobile Music Teachers. David also teaches and records from his home studio in Raytown, MO where he offers lessons for home schoolers during the daytime hours. As a guitarist David is motivated primarily by his passion for music. Growing up he was influenced by classical, jazz, and film scores. Since picking up the guitar he has been inspired by ...
The bass guitar is amazingly easy to get started with. People are surprised when they are playing a song that they love in the first or second lesson! I can teach you a variety of techniques including jazz, rock, and blues techniques.
I love teaching students that love music of absolutely any age! Some of my favorite students are senior citizens starting a new hobby. No matter what the age, I love to see my students faces light up when they realize that they can play music that they love so easily. I can't count the amount of times that my students have told me, "I should have started doing this a long time ago."
Fundamentals of playing bass guitar
Music Theory, Chord Progressions
Easy to Advanced methods and studies
Easy to Advanced solo literature
Solo improvisation for Jazz
How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time! This is how I approach music. Learning to read, play/perform, and write music is a skill that ANYONE can attain and my goal is to help you learn to do it! We will work together one lesson at a time to master skills that are going to a) help you to understand music, b) help you to perform music, c) help you be a successful musician; and I will work with you, whatever level you are at from beginner to professional. My background as a musician is very extensive. I have performed with bands, wind ensembles, orchestras, small ensembles, choirs. The genres I have mastered are Classical, Jazz, Rock, Pop, Country, among many others. My professional resume includes teaching music in the schools and privately, performing with the United States ...
I've been teaching for 8 years and have been playing for 15 years. We can learn together out if a book or based on your own personal learning style and I can develop a lesson plan that is just for you. My philosophy is you tell me what you want to learn and you're gonna know it.
I am a follower of all things music. I have been playing the guitar for 14 years now. I have been actively instructing professionally for 7+ years and wouldn't trade it for the world. I am well versed in many styles of music as I have been a session guitarist on many albums on Music Row in Nashville TN. I have a very keen interest in seeing you reach your goals. ¡Hablo espanol!
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