Dave Astro

Dave A.

Los Angeles, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experienced teacher of 4 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate/advanced guitar student. All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more.

About Dave A.

I'm a Los Angeles based guitarist, widely known for work with musical agencies, local big bands, and my jazz-fusion group. I've shared the stage with such artists as Jeff Hamilton, Bob Reynolds and Bob Mintzer. I’m an experienced teacher of 4 years, specialized for the beginner/intermediate/advanced guitar student. All ages are welcome.

I believe that great technique is essential to every style. I teach musical styles including rock, folk, metal, pop, blues, jazz, funk, R&B and classical.

I customize my teaching material according to the needs, strength, and weakness of each individual student I work with, and I provide the student opportunities to investigate other areas of interest related to their goals. Not only will you be playing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of music theory, ear training, sight-reading, technique and more. I look forward to meeting you and helping you on your road to becoming a better musician.

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Experience

Music Theory / Guitar Tutor
Oct 2017 - Present

Los Angeles College of Music

Analyzing Tonal Harmony and aural skills both privately and in student groups. Creating prep packets and answer keys with Finale Software Assigning lesson plans and helping students with their course work

Independent Artist
May 2017 - Present

The Dave A Syndicate

Performing original compositions and standards at events, venues, and cafés.

Pit Orchestra Musician
Apr 2009 - Present

Musical Theater Agencies

Working in the orchestra for various musical productions such as “Mary Poppins”, “Fiddler on the Roof”, “Little Shop of Horrors”, and “Joseph and His Technicolor Dream coat".

Guitarist for The LACM Big Band
Oct 2017 - Dec 2018

Los Angeles College of Music

Performed and toured in the Los Angeles College of Music Big Band with guest artists such as Bob Reynolds and Jeff Hamilton.

Educator in jazz improvisation class
Oct 2016 - Jan 2017

Educator, Harbor City Community College

Taught students how to improvise through traditional jazz chord progressions.

Education

Master of Music
Aug 2019 - Present

USC Thornton School of Music

Bachelor of Music
Oct 2016 - Mar 2019

Los Angeles College of Music

Associate in Music
Jan 2014 - Jan 2016

El Camino Community College

Languages

English, Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Recipient of the LACM Continuing Student Scholarship
Mar 2019

Los Angeles College of Music

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