Dave Good

Dave G.

La Mesa, CA
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Dave delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8 to 95 and special needs

Teaching since:
2012

I started Sax Lessons San Diego last summer. SLSD is an excellent and affordable woodwinds studio in the east county where I can pass along the knowledge I’ve gained over years of playing sax and clarinet. I’ve been fortunate to perform with Darryl Johnson from the Neville Brothers, Wild Child’s Dave Madden, the legendary Robert Cowan from the Taj Mahal band, Chet Cannon’s Committee, Bobby Detroit, Blackcherry Lightning, the Shenanigans, and my own Texas blues-New Orleans funk band, The Goods. I’ve studied music with Nathan East, Hollis Gentry III, Carl Evans, and more.

It is that richness of experience that I bring to each and every student.

At Sax Lessons San Diego, I teach all levels of jazz, concert band, blues, soul, and rock. Individual and group. Centrally located in La Mesa, just a few minutes from SDSU, Lake Murray, or the Stadium. Plenty of free parking. Parents are encouraged to sit in during lessons.

My own teaching experience includes post-secondary, SDSU’s College of Extended Studies, private lessons at two of San Diego’s largest music retailers, and facilitator of woodwind master classes at Grossmont and Valhalla High Schools. I am experienced with preschoolers to high school school-age children, nervous adult beginners, and special needs students.

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Experience

woodwinds instructor
Jun 2013 - Present
McCrea Music / La Mesa and Sam Ash Music College Grove San Diego

I enjoy helping woodwinds students of all ages get a positive start in making music.

Saxophone coach/mentor
May 2016 - Jan 2017
Grossmont and Valhalla High School, El Cajon, CA

I have led jazz master classes and worked with the sax players enrolled in band class in a group setting

Education

Music journalism
Sep 1973 - Jun 1977
SDSU

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Certificate of Recognition
May 2013
California State Senate

In honor of outstanding service in special recognition of extroardinary contributions to the success of East County High Schools jazz programs

Awards

Certificate of Recognition
May 2013
California State Senate

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3 Reviews

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My D. May 30, 2017
Saxophone · In home

I highly recommend Dave, he is an awesome teacher! Dave is very knowledgeable, gave my daughter confidence from her first Sax lesson. He knew exactly what my daughter needed to work on.

Jim Nov 18, 2015
Saxophone · In home

What impresses me about Dave is that he adds humor to the lessons, yet is still firm about getting the point, or lesson across to my son. My son enjoys the lessons and looks forward to seeing Dave. I highly recommend Dave as an instructor.

Dawn Nov 18, 2015
Saxophone · In studio

Dave is a patient, professional teacher who holds students to a high standard. He not only instructs, but motivates learners to achieve their best level of play. Dave also shows interest in student's academics and other extracurricular activities, He is personable and easy to relate to.

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