David English

David E.

Oceanside, CA
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About

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 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
August 1998

A fun, friendly, and professional Music Instructor at your service for Guitar, Piano, Voice, Bass, & Drums! I have a BA degree from Florida Atlantic University in Music Performance for Classical/Flamenco/Jazz/Blues guitar and I've also performed on the Piano/Keyboards for a couple different bands too. Presently, going back to School to earn a Master's in Music. Love to play & teach pretty much all styles of music! It is always a pure joy & truly rewarding to see my music students grow and flourish as musicians. I have been enjoying doing this now for 16 years- all ages & levels. I am also in a multi-dimensional rock project and am a recording artist-

I believe it's important to learn the rudiments of music to build a good foundation (scales, chord vocabulary, theory, song-composition, performing techniques), but I also base the lessons on whatever the interests and strengths are for the student. For example, if you enjoy jazz more than classical we'll focus more on what you are particularly passionate about. I have also been a part of School of Rock Programs in which we provided performances for the students a la Jack Black. Please contact Takelessons to let the musical journey begin...

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Experience

Music Instructor
May 2002 - Present
Private Company

This is my personal business I've had for over 12 years now. I teach many instruments/styles of music, perform, and even Act on the side too.

Education

Music- Classical Guitar, Piano, Composition, Chorale, etc.
Jan 2000 - May 2002
Florida Atlantic University
Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance for Classical/Jazz Guitar
Jan 2000 - May 2002
Florida Atlantic University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Awards

Cum Laude
May 2002
Florida Atlantic Unversity

Photos & Videos

New Gretsch drum kit in the Home Recording Studio!

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New Home Recording Studio!

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Here is a good song I wrote with a couple of my students- Enjoy!
A Love song I wrote for my lovely wife. Recorded at Concordia University. Enjoy!
One of the pics from my sonic explorations album I recorded out in California.

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Jamming with the band in our studio

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12 Reviews

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Greg L. Apr 20, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In home

He's a great guitar teacher- very intuitive- really will help you along in your guitar journey. He became a friend as well. Thank you so much for your help.

Mary Jan 16, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Great start. Just had one lesson so far so I expect to learn a lot!

colleen D. Aug 17, 2015
Guitar · In home

David is really easygoing and so patient. He's helped me to learn some songs in genres I like and I'm comfortable playing along with him in a way that I hadn't been in previous lessons. I'm glad to be learning from him.

Peter P. Aug 17, 2015
Piano · In studio

I have been taking lessons with David for about 4 months. Excellent teacher!! i have learned a lot from each lesson.

Patty R. Jun 5, 2015
Guitar · In studio

He is very patient! He has been able to teach my daughter different genres of music. Expanded her knowledge on different types of genres. Very sweet, very approachable. Very reliable!

John T. Mar 18, 2015
Drum · In home

I was a little skeptical with my son, who is six years old,to start taking drum lessons because I thought he was too young. Well, it turns out that he is not and I am thankful that David is his teacher because he is awesome with him. He is very kind and patient. My son is learning a lot! I am very happy.

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Lisa C. Feb 20, 2015
Ukulele · In studio

David is very patient teacher and he truly personalizes his lessons. He focuses on what you want to learn (e.g. how to read music, learn to play a specific song), and he gets you there with great, fun exercises to encourage learning. He is really good with beginners. I would highly recommend David for the Uke.

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Greg L. Jan 22, 2015
Guitar · In home

David is an incredible instructor, I'm not writer so it's a challenge to express how the combination of his talent, personality and love of the arts that makes him so easy to work with. His sessions are magical and he really has taught me a lot in a short period of time. Highly Recommended.

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Greg L. Dec 11, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In home

David is a great teacher for many reasons, but first of all he loves people and music. He's easy to work with, positive, fun and amazing at accelerating my guitar skills. I highly recommend him.

Hayden M. Nov 29, 2014
Guitar · In studio

David was my first choice and I couldn't be more satisfied. He's prompt and polite. He shows patience in it's entirety yet he is very persistent as he just only wants to progress. Also, he is extremely encouraging and not just talk. I told David at our first lesson that I had never touched a guitar before and that he was out of his mind to suggest we start with The Beatles as a first song to learn. He just smiled and said I could learn it by the end of the month if I really wanted to. It came out like a challenge but I liked that he had faith in my abilities, and sure enough after only two months of practicing I felt confident enough to get up on stage and perform live. It was my first performance ever. David's passion for music makes him a stellar instructor!

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Carolyn R. Sep 6, 2014
Classical Guitar · In studio

When I met David, music had not always been a positive experience. As an older student, I am not always able to practice and I do have other things on my mind. He has never scolded me for not practicing, he is very patient with all my musical hangups, and he keeps meeting me where I am at. I may still not be comfortable with music, but I am comfortable with him.

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Amy O. May 28, 2014
Guitar · In studio

David is a wonderful music teacher. He is especially good with children because of his patience and intuitive approach. He puts a great deal of care and energy into each one of his students and gets great results! His ability to meet students where they are at, and to engage them with music that they care about helps his students to enter more deeply into the learning process. David is a thoughtful, passionate, and skilled music teacher.

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