David Nieves Jr

David N

Elmont, NY

About David N

David teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: August 2001
Last sign in: Yesterday


I am a 20 year musician with 11 years teaching experience. Born and raised in New York City, I attended Laguardia high school for music and art and afterward Queens College majoring in music. My main instruments are Clarinet, Drums, and Saxophone, but i also have a strong background in Piano, Trumpet, and Flute. I've taken private music lessons for the past 15 years with world class musicians, among them David Weber and Howard Hirsch. I've performed in every major concert hall in New York City, including Carnegie Hall when i was only 11 years old. I performed alongside many famous musicians, including the late Tito Puente.

*** Lesson Details ***
My teaching includes all aspects of music; Musical theory, sight singing, as well as Music History. My teaching style allows the child to have fun while they learn their instrument, but I emphasize a strong practice regiment. Your child will understand that while learning music and an instrument can be fun, there will be some work involved if they want to become great. I usually use either the Alfred or Rubank method books to supplement a curriculum that I tailor make for each individual student. Any question or confusion a student has about anything during the lesson will be explained in detail and dealt with until he/she understands the concept. I've had many students pass all levels of the ABRSM and NYSSMA exams as well as receive academic scholarships for musical excellence.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in the living room, drums set, piano,

*** Travel Equipment ***
I require that students buy the books I suggest, but if it is necessary, I can provide photocopies of pages from the books that I own. I also require my students to provide all writing equipment.

*** Specialties ***
all methods and styles. I've played clarinet and saxophone for orchestras, symphonic bands, and jazz bands. I've played drums for jazz, rock, and acoustic sets.

Photos and Videos

This is me playing with Katie Letts performing the original song, "Enough"


Music instructor
Jul 2015 - Jul 2016
Real Brave audio

Instruction in piano, clarinet, saxophone, drums, trumpet, and flute in all styles. Had multiple students take and pass the Nyssma exam in all levels. Prepared and help coordinate spring and winter concerts.

Music teacher
Oct 2000 - Oct 2005
Song of songs music group

Teach Clarinet, Drums, and saxophone to students age 5-18


Music Performance, Theory, Music History, Sight Singing
Sep 1998 - Jan 2002
Queens College
music performance
Sep 1998 - May 2001
CUNY Queens College

Languages Spoken

Limited Proficiency

16 Reviews on David N

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Thayse H. Jun 12, 2017
· Piano · In home My 11 years old son had a great experience with David and can't wait to continue to work with him. Great job David
Eric P. May 20, 2017
· Piano · In home My 11 year old son son has had 4 lessons with David. He is fabulous. He immediately found out my sons personal interests and has been working with music that my son enjoys. At the same time he is teaching him the importance of basic skills and routines that he needs to establish, in order to learn how to play an instrument. I highly recommend him.
Ethan M. Mar 18, 2017
· Piano · In home First lesson went well . My 5 year old enjoyed it. Looking forward to the next one .
Angela H. Mar 10, 2017
· Trumpet · In home Wonderful teacher!
Danny J. Feb 17, 2017
· Piano · In home Love it, the instructor is so nice and patience. Can it wait for the next lesson. Thank you
Bradley R. Feb 13, 2017
· Saxophone · In home David explains things very well, is patient & takes his time.
Ben Jan 24, 2017
· Drum · In home David was great, very patient working with kids!
He use fun ways to teach. My son loved his first lesson.
I am considering taking drums lesson myself with David.
Nathaniel W. Sep 20, 2016
· Music Theory · In home First lesson. David was on time and professional. He tutored my son and answered all questions asked.
Annabelle A. Sep 19, 2016
· Piano · In home Great experience
Bismarck Sep 9, 2016
· Piano · In home David has patience to teach and very knowledgeable. Very good teacher.
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