DJ Buddy Holly

DJ Buddy Holly

Shingle Springs, CA

About DJ Buddy Holly

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DJ Buddy teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: July 1998
Last sign in: Yesterday


Hi, my name is David and I am a DJ, guitarist, vocalist, remixer, and producer.

I attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, and received BMs in Songwriting and Music Synthesis. I've appeared on the commercially released CD titled Cyberfest 2000: Sounds of the Digital Revolution, Volume 1 along with DJ Dan, Moby, Mix Master Mike, BT, Paul Oakenfold, Paul Van Dyke, Carl Cox, and Christopher Lawrence. In 2002, I appeared again on the Epic Records release Shekinah: 13 Artists. I received a Master of Music degree in Music Technology from Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit in 2010 and am now working towards a Single Subject Teaching Credential in Music at National University..

*** Lesson Details ***
My goal at Takelessons is to please my clients through music education. I feel very fortunate to be a professional musician and love to help those who wish to learn the art of music. I teach every style of American music and there is nothing I enjoy more than helping students progress on their instrument. Whether you want to learn music just for fun or for professional use, I am here for you. I teach beginning, intermediate, and advanced skill levels.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Recording Equipment
DJ Controllers

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide keyboard and recording equipment. I expect my students to be able to provide their own guitar for lessons

*** Specialties ***
I teach a variety of music styles including rock, jazz, blues, and classical music. I employ methods taught to me at Berklee College of music and Duquesne University.

Photos and Videos

Classical guitar mixed with electronic music


Guitar, Voice, and Music Production Instructor

Aug 2002 - Present
Private Studio

Expertise in teaching classical and modern guitar performance, music technology, songwriting, audio engineering, and music production.


Single Subject Teaching Credential in Music (in progress)

Mar 2016 - Present
National University

Master Certificate in Guitar (in progress)

Jan 2015 - Present
Berklee Online

Master of Music in Music Technology

Jan 2008 - Aug 2012
Duquesne University

2 Bachelor's of Music- Songwriting and Music Synthesis

Sep 1997 - Aug 2002
Berklee College of Music

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Master Certificate in Guitar

Jan 2015
Berklee Online

currently enrolled


Awarded Best of 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015

Jan 2015

A+ Rating

Jan 2013
Better Business Bureau

Received Best of Burlingame, CA 2008 and 2009

Dec 2009
US Local Business Association

Appearances on the Epic Records release Shekinah: 13 Artists and Cyberfest 2000 CD

Aug 2000
Epic Records, Berklee College of Music, and Cyberfest 2000


American Federation of Musicians

Jan 2002

A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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5 Reviews on DJ Buddy Holly

Amanda G. Aug 9, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Dave is incredible with my 9 year old. He began lessons with my son after he had already went through a year of playing with another teacher and got him on the correct path to success. Dave is patient and gives the perfect amount of push. The most enjoyable part to see is them jam together and see both their love for music.
Gary M. Dec 29, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I thoroughly enjoyed my lesson! David is very patient and personable which made me feel very comfortable learning from him. I would definitely recommend David as an instructor to others.
Tori B. Apr 15, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
lesson went well. Teacher was encouraging and welcoming.
Lauren A. Mar 8, 2013
A wonderful experience

I took vocal lessons from David. I had taken some singing lessons when I was younger, but needed to brush up. I sing in a band, and David helped my song performance. I will be taking more lessons in the future.
Kaye C. Mar 6, 2013
He's amazing!

Both my daughters are learning guitar from David and they love it. I am impressed with their improvement and David even got them to "jam" together. When I ask them what they want to be when they grow up, they say they are going to be rockstars. I would gladly refer David to anyone searching for an enthusiastic and wonderful instructor.
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