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David B.
Lakeside, California
Grow your skills on guitar.
All levels, all styles
About David B.

After graduating from Salford University, England with a Bachelors degree (Honors) in Music and Composing I worked for a short time as a commercial "jingle" writer, before moving to San Diego, marrying my dream girl, and opening my own music recording, teaching and production studio. From there I have been teaching lessons, recording bands and writing music for independent film ad video games for the last 6 years. Throughout this time I've been continually performing live in venues all over California. *** Lesson Details *** I teach both from a privately rented studio in Santee and from my home studio in La Mesa. Both are fully equipped for guitar, bass and drum lessons and even have recording facilities! In my lesson plans I try to combine theory and technique with practical application (that is, playing music and rocking out!). A typical lesson begins with a warm up and review of last weeks' lesson, and then moves to a new concept or technique. Once this new idea is understood, we give it a practical application by using it a song the student is familiar with. We finish up by setting some homework and answering any questions the student my have. My lessons are structured and goal orientated (I want my students playing songs they love as soon as possible to keep the inspiration and excitement going!) but I adapt each lesson plan to suit the student, accommodating different musical tastes and learning styles. Most important I keep the lessons fun and engaging - it's the best way to learn! *** Studio Equipment *** Fulling equipped, professional teaching studio. Guitars, drums, amps, PAs, Pianos, Mandolins and much more! *** Specialties *** Very versatile both in preferred styles and my ability to adapt to students requests. Can cover anything from jazz to metal, or pop to blues, on guitar, bass or drums.

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2005


Music, Acoustics and Recording

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A great first lesson.l very much looking forward to the coming weeks…

Posted Nov 12, 2021

He really took the time to see where I was in my playing, and gave me things to practice based on that assessment. I’m excited and ready for the next one.

Posted Mar 10, 2021

David is a great instructor! He is patient and encouraging. His lessons use songs to demonstrate the techniques we are learning. His lessons are fun and I learn many things each time.

Posted Dec 6, 2020
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I own and operate So Cal Music Academy, San Diego's leading performing arts school, with 3 locations in the East County area. Our lessons and teachers are at the highest standards, while our pricing is still very affordable.
Music, Acoustics and Recording
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Sep 2000 - Jun 2004
Salford University
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Native Proficiency

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