David Dion

David D.

Hebron, CT
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David delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
1996

I am a professional pianist, percussionist, arranger, and teacher from Hebron, CT and have been teaching instrumental music in Wethersfield since 1996. My teaching style is positive, supportive, and enthusiastic and I specialize in classical, rock, jazz and contemporary music.

I hold A BA in Music Performance from WCSU, MA in Jazz Composition and Arranging from UMASS Amherst, and a 6th Year Degree in Educational Leadership from Sacred Heart University.

In addition to teaching in Wethersfield Public Schools, I am adjunct faculty at UCONN, teaching Percussion Techniques to undergraduate music education majors and have written/arranged music for hundreds of scholastic and professional groups.

Experience

Adjunct Faculty
Aug 2011 - Present
University of Connecticut

Instructor of Percussion Techniques course for undergraduate Music Education majors

Instrumental Music Teacher
Aug 1996 - Present
Wethersfield Public Schools

Band and Orchestra director; teaching all wind, string, and percussion classes.

Education

MA Jazz Composition and Arranging
Aug 1993 - May 1996
University of Massachusetts
BA Music Performance
Sep 1986 - May 1990
Western CT State University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Professional Educator
May 1996
State of CT

2 Reviews

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Jonathan Oct 22, 2018
Percussion · In studio

Superb drum instructor! He has been giving my son Tyler drum set lessons since last fall and I am amazed at his progress. Dave is patient but enthusiastic, and an excellent musician - he always goes the extra mile for Tyler, bringing him new exercises and ideas. Before his spring concert, Tyler had a 'musical emergency' and Dave came over to give him an extra lesson on a Sunday - he's really amazing!

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Natalie Oct 22, 2018
Piano · In home

David is an absolutely terrific piano teacher! He has taught my daughter for the last 3 years and she plays beautifully - she always looks forward to lessons! He is supportive and positive, always helps her learn songs she likes, and is very reliable. Now, she is 13 and playing with her school's jazz band, her confidence is off the charts!

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