David Cortello

David C.

Hickory, NC
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David delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+

Teaching since:
January 1985

Hi! I'm a lifetime musician with multiple music degrees and 20+ years of experience teaching guitar, bass, keys, theory, and composition. I've worked with Cubase recording software for 7 years and have a growing online library of composition/productions that were created in my home studio.

I love to watch students progress as musicians and I look forward to being part of your journey.


Ph.D. music
Aug 2010 - May 2013
Louisiana State University
Masters in Music
Aug 2008 - May 2010
Louisiana State University
BA in Music
Jan 2000 - May 2008
University of New Orleans

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8 Reviews

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Vicki W. Jul 7, 2017
Guitar · In home

David lived up to the reviews I read about him: thorough, patient, knowledgeable, easy to learn from, etc.. First lesson was very enjoyable. 45 min went very fast. Glad I went with 45 min lesson

Robert May 30, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

We are so very appreciative to have had David instruct our 10 year old in classical guitar. His easy demeanor balanced with mastery of Music has allowed our son to quickly find his way in playing.

I highly recommend David to anyone seeks my to train themselves or their Child on a musical instrument.

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Charlie G. Apr 13, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Making rapid progress due to instructors knowledge.

Jason Feb 21, 2017
Guitar · In studio

So far so good! Picking up where I left off... 12 years ago. :)

Taylor R. Feb 10, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Excellent teacher; so patient and a lot of positive strokes and encouragement for student.

Shane A. Jan 26, 2017
Guitar · In home

David is very patient and observant. He consistently notices where I am having troubles and develops exercises to better manage any weaknesses. I notice immediate improvement from these special instructions. If you want to learn how to play guitar correctly, have fun and improve your form, David is the teacher for you. I am excited that I finally took up playing guitar at the age of 47 and much of my excitement is due to David.

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Paul C. Jan 24, 2017
Guitar · In studio

Exactly what I was looking for.

Paul C. Jan 23, 2017
Guitar · In studio

Exactly what I was looking for.

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