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I teach guitar, piano and voice lessons professionally to all ages and skill levels. In addition, I have recording services available for on-site and remote locations. Production music demos can be recorded for all interested students. I provide audio consulting and coaching if requested. A very positive approach is taken to achieve maximum satisfaction with music teaching, composing, songwriting and production. I have a full background in music theory. Music is the universal language of all times!
I host an Open Mic every Wednesday evening from 7:30PM to 10:30 PM with fellow local musician Chuck Van Riper.
This experience in music enhances my teaching skills to another level, allowing my students to perform live in front of an audience they do not know. It give the student an opportunity to demonstrate there musical talents and receive positive feedback. Several of my students have done this and had wished they had done it sooner. It provides a very rewarding feeling of accomplishment to the performing student.
· Singing · In home Dave has a broad musical talent which will bring together my singing and ukulele playing.
· Bass Guitar · In home Uncle Dave T. Taught me how to play bass guitar as well as piano when I had no prior musical background. He is currently helping me with acoustic guitar and I hope to play as well as he does one day! He is patient, kind, and elaborate when he teaches. Highly recommended for anyone at any age with any skill level!
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio Dave is excellent, enthusiastic, and very knowledgeable! Great fun. He is teaching me guitar, singing, and about the music world and equipment. I highly recommend him whether it is for the short-term or for on-going lessons. Brightens my weeks. Ann
· Piano · In studio Im so impressed and satisfied with Daves teaching im a young 50 year old and hes teaching me to play the piano! He teaches all ages and he plays several instruments... records you too!!! He emailed me my concerto today! Very cool dude so helpful and inspires me to play :) felt like ive known him forever from day one. I cannot give a higher recommendation than this. He is an outstanding teacher! Highly recommend.
· Bass Guitar · In studio Dave is very friendly. He is passionate about his music. He adapts the lessons to the students needs and can record the lesson. I have taken lessons for 3 years now, and I am now playing bass guitar in my high school jazz band. He is a wonderful teacher!
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio Dave is a talented musician who has much to share with his students. He's very approachable and kind.
· Accompaniment · Dave is a very talented and personable teacher. He came into my home to record my 98 year old mother playing her harmonica. He played his guitar and sang along with her as she proudly played the harmonica! It is an evening I will never forget. He made my mom so happy, and the rest of the family has her music to remember for always. Thanks, Dave for being a part of a very happy time!!
· Piano · In studio Very nice teacher, really being patient to student.
· Bass Guitar · In studio This has got to be one best all around music teachers in a 100 mile radius He has the knowledge, professionalism and patience to get the lesson conveyed in an easy, fun, and enjoyable atmosphere conducive to learning. Dave transcends all age groups and his approach to each and every class is both easily understood and retained, making the learning experience for the student rewarding! Dave will deliver on the promise and bring joy to you the student, no matter what your skill level may be.
· Piano · In studio Dave knows and feels music! If you want a well rounded music lesson experience then Dave is your guy. He never gives up on the buried talent that a student has.