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David passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
David delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2015

Hi! My name is David.

I come from a big musical family with lots of siblings, so the house is never quiet. Someone is always humming, singing, tapping, playing an instrument, etc. That's the way my home has always been. We play mass every single week at ICS at 5:00pm.

I have been playing guitar for ten years now and have done more gigs than I can count. I would love to teach you how to play and few tricks I picked up along the way!

I'm a total fitness nerd. I'm exercise 6 times a week (training for a half marathon), a certified ACSM Exercise Physiologist, and previous Zumba instructor. I am not into gym-timidation or screaming while lifting weights. I stand 5'2" from the ground and inject positivity into everything I do :)

I'm studying for my Doctor of Physical Therapy so I can help people (especially musicians) with preventing and resolving pain in their bodies so they can get back to doing what they love.

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Experience

Private Personal Trainer
Dec 2017 - Present
Self Employed

Hired Guitarist
Aug 2014 - Present
Manhattan College

ICC Choir Guitarist
Jun 2010 - Present
Immaculate Conception Church

Personal Trainer
Aug 2016 - May 2018
Manhattan College

Physical Therapy AIde
Jan 2018 - Mar 2018
Axiom Plus Physical and Occupational Therapy

Physical Therapy Aide
Mar 2017 - Dec 2017
Riverdale Midtown Physical Therapy


Education

Doctorate of Physical Therapy
Aug 2018 - Present
Columbia University
Music Minor
Aug 2014 - May 2018
Manhattan College
Exercise Science (Pre-Physical Therapy) Major
Aug 2014 - May 2018
Manhattan College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Exercise Physiologist
Aug 2018
American College of Sports Medicine

ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologists are fitness professionals with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in exercise science qualified to pursue a career in university, corporate, commercial, hospital, and community settings. Beyond training, ACSM-EPs not only conduct complete physical assessments – they also interpret the results in order to prescribe appropriate, personalized exercise programs.

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For Guitar Players:

Very nice to meet you! I'll love to get you started on this awesome instrument as soon as possible.
For Fitness: Nice to meet you! 

Free Consultation:
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10 Reviews

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Sarah Jun 29, 2019
Guitar · Online

David is an absolutely incredible teacher! He is such a positive person who gives clear feedback to help improve my guitar playing. I would highly recommend him for whatever you are looking to learn!

May Jun 20, 2019
Guitar · In studio

Would highly recommend David, such an effortless and caring teaching style! Was a lot more motivated to get past the hard chords than learning on my own.

Alex Jun 20, 2019
Guitar · In home

He was exactly what I needed to go from self-taught and slow to seriously improving. Highly suggest David!

Liam Jun 20, 2019
· In studio

Really just a great teacher, I was never afraid at any point that he would be mad at me for making mistakes or anything of the like. Absolutely worth a try.

Lucia Jun 20, 2019
Acoustic Guitar · Online

David is an extremely talented guitarist, and a wonderful teacher! I would recommend him to anybody who wants to learn the instrument, regardless of level.

Julia Jun 20, 2019
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David is top notch! He’s a fantastic instructor! He’s always available and ready to answer any question you might have! I highly recommend him!

Lisa Jun 20, 2019
Personal Training · In home

David is an incredibly positive trainer! He is very knowledgeable, very understanding, and always checks in to see if I'm okay with a workout. I'd recommend him to anybody.

Benny Jun 19, 2019
Personal Training · In home

Knowing the level I started at, David was able to craft a suitable daily workout session for me. I keep him up to date, and he increases the difficulty accordingly. If I have a problem, he does everything he can to help me solve it, whether that means giving advice or showing me how I can change what I'm doing. His commitment is unrivaled, but the best part is that he learns with you, constantly improving as an instructor. The only criticism I can think of is that his advice on food doesn't quite match his advice on fitness. Maybe I'm just not asking the right questions -- but if I did, David would do what he could to find the answer.

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Amy Jun 19, 2019
Guitar · Online

David is a very nice tutor! I learned a lot very quickly with him. He is awesome :)

Joseph Jun 19, 2019
Acoustic Guitar · Online

This instructor is both talented and a good teacher. He is patient and very friendly, just a great all around guy. Would suggest to a friend.

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