dave manley

dave M.

Washington, DC
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Lesson Details

Blues Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I teach on an individual basis as every student learns at a different pace. Each week is a structured lesson to help the student reach their individual goals. I have been teaching for 20 years privately and in the University academic world. I also work as a musician and artist. My background in pretty much all styles of music helps me access the students individual needs and desires for personal musical growth. I have helped students in every age bracket reach their musical goals. I HAVE A DEEP BACKGROUND IN JAZZ ROCK METAL SOUL R&B SOME COUNTRY, CLASSICAL, FINGER-STYLE BLUES AND OTHER NON TRADITIONAL FORMS OF GUITAR PLAYING.
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About

dave delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+ and special needs

Teaching since:
1990

HI

MY NAME IS DAVE. I AM A GUITAR INSTRUCTOR, MUSICIAN-RECORDING ARTIST. I HAVE 20 PLUS YEARS TEACHING EXPERIENCE FROM THE UNIVERSITY LEVEL TO MIDDLE SCHOOL. I HAVE TAUGHT CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. I HAVE AN EXTENSIVE REFERRAL LIST FROM PAST STUDENTS WHOM I HAVE HELPED GRADUATE COLLEGE TO GAINING THE SKILL NEEDED TO AUDITION FOR MUSIC SCHOOL. I HAVER STUDENTS THAT ARE IN MIDDLE HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE. I TEACH WORKING PROFESSIONALS FROM ALL BACK GROUNDS AS WELL AS RETIREES. MY APPROACH IS INDIVIDUAL, BECAUSE EVERY STUDENT LEARNS AT A DIFFERENT PACE. I HELP STUDENTS GAIN THE MOST FROM THEIR TIME PRACTICING OR JUST PLAYING FOR FUN. I DO STRESS THE IMPORTANCE OF MAKING IT FUN, BECAUSE THATS WHAT KEEPS EACH STUDENT MOTIVATED TO CONTINUE PLAYING!! PLEASE CHECK OUT MY WEBSITE FOR INFO ON ME AS A PERFORMER CLINICIAN AND RECORDING ARTSIT.

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Education

Jazz Education
Aug 1995 - May 1998
The New School music program NYC

Photos & Videos

Demonstration pick and finger style, or "Hybrid Picking. Playing a solo version of Wayne Shorter's beautiful composition "Ana Maria

3 Reviews

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Russell Sep 29, 2017
Guitar · In home

The lesson was quite good. Dave is the best. His method and knowledge are top notch.
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Dale Rose Sep 4, 2017
Guitar · In home

Just started lessons with Dave today - so far it's great: very focused and right at my level at each step.

Zach Aug 1, 2017
Guitar · Online

Dave is one of the best teachers around - he has an unparalleled knowledge of multiple styles and prepared me for my University auditions! Getting lessons with him is definitely a must if you want to learn about harmony, rhythm, playing over changes or the music business.

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