- Teaches students:
- Ages 8 to 95 and special needs
- Teaching since:
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.
I enjoy helping woodwinds students of all ages get a positive start in making music.
I have led jazz master classes and worked with the sax players enrolled in band class in a group setting
In honor of outstanding service in special recognition of extroardinary contributions to the success of East County High Schools jazz programs
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.
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.
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.+ Read More