Dave Crider

Dave C.

Tucson, AZ

About Dave C.

Dave teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: September 2003
Last sign in: 5 days ago


Hello! My name is Dave and I would like to help you reach your goals in music! I teach lessons on guitar, piano, drums and just about anything that has to do with music theory.

The success and happiness of my students is my top priority. I work very hard to make sure that my students are getting what they want out of our lessons together, that they are making steady progress toward their goals, and that they are enjoying the process as we go.

I have been teaching music to people of all ages for over 10 years and I enjoy working with beginners. I have a masters degree in music and have performed with many professional groups and have record music regularly in my own studio.

I strive to make lessons stress free, engaging and fun. Learning to play isn't easy, but with the right guidance it can very be rewarding! Best wishes to you, and please let me know if I can be of service!

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Music Teacher, Founder

Jul 2014 - Present
Private company

We specializes in drum lessons, guitar lessons,
and piano lessons for beginner and intermediate students of all ages.

Music Teacher

Jun 2012 - Present

Teach music lessons at a summer music camp.

Substitute Music Teacher

Dec 2014 - Jan 2015

Taught private music lessons.

Music Teacher

Sep 2012 - May 2014
Athens Community Music School

Taught private music lessons.

Music Teacher

Sep 2011 - May 2014
Ohio University

Taught college music courses as a graduate teaching assistant.

Music Teacher

May 2011 - Aug 2012
Marshall Music Company

Taught private music lessons.


Master of Music

Sep 2011 - May 2014
Ohio University

Bachelor of Music

Sep 2008 - May 2012
Western Michigan University

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Master of Music

May 2014
Ohio University

Graduated with honors

Bachelor of Music

May 2011
Western Michigan University

Graduated with honors


Graduate Performance Award

Apr 2014
Ohio University

Percussive Arts Society International Convention Scholarship

Jan 2012
Percussive Arts Society

Student Music Award - Classical Soloist

Jan 2012
Downbeat Magizine


Pi Kappa Lambda

Apr 2011

An American honor society for undergraduate students, graduate students, and professors of music. There are currently 205 active chapters and approximately 64,500 individual members.

Percussive Arts Society, The

Dec 2008

We offer students and professionals opportunities to grow artistically and professionally. Students can learn have a music industry experience through the PAS Internship program or apply to receive a PAS scholarship or grant. Professionals can create new percussion programs or gain recognition through PAS grants and contests. Many individuals have significantly impacted the world of percussion through the Percussive Arts Society and they are recognized in our Hall of Fame and Awards pages.

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2 Reviews on Dave C.

Jane Jan 3, 2017
Drum · In studio
Dave has been teaching my eight-year-old son guitar and drums for several months. He is very professional, knowledgeable, patient, and good with kids. My son loves his lessons and looks forward to them.
Ashlynn L. Nov 21, 2016
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Our first piano lesson with Dave was incredible! Great personality, very knowledgeable, patient, his teaching techniques are exactly what we were looking for in a piano teacher. Would highly recommend him. Thanks Dave!
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