Dave Good

Dave G.

La Mesa, CA

About Dave G.

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Dave teaches: Ages 8 to 95
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Teaching since: 2012
Last sign in: Within a month


I teach clarinet, flute, and saxophone lessons. I play tenor sax professionally with first-call bands in area clubs. I write about pop culture for the San Diego Reader, and I co-starred in FOX TV's "Three Minutes to Stardom."

I'm able to connect instantly across a wide spectrum of ages and personalities.

“My son enjoys the lessons and looks forward to seeing Dave. I highly recommend Dave as an instructor.” – Jim C.

All of my lessons are priced with respect to family budgets and are open to all ages and skill levels. From beginner to intermediate to advanced, I will give you or your child tools that anyone can use to improve faster and have fun playing music.

"The extra things Dave does,, offering opportunities to perform, attending student performances at their school, show what a caring teacher he is." – Shannon V.

My in-home music studio is centrally located in La Mesa between the 8 and 94 freeways. 10 minutes from SDSU, 12 minutes from Grossmont, 19 minutes from El Cajon. Plenty of free parking, a waiting area for parents and siblings, and shopping close by. Many of my parents drop their kids off and run errands during lessons.

“Dave provides a structured template for learning which is tempered by a lot of humor.” –Judith T.

Learn more about me and my background and teaching style at my website SaxLessonsSanDiego.com.

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

I enjoy the challenge and the excitement of working with beginners of all ages and helping them get a positive start in making music. I've played sax for nearly 50 years. I started in the fifth grade band, and I have since logged countless hours on bandstands all over the country. I play rock and roll tenor sax, that old school fiery Texas R&B sound, along with jazz, pop mus, and blues.

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


Music journalism
Sep 1973 - Jun 1977

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


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


Certificate of Recognition
May 2013
California State Senate

2 Reviews on Dave G.

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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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