David Houghton

David H.

Austin, TX
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Lesson Details



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:
January 2006

As a graduate of Berklee College of Music with a Degree in Music Performance,I can teach you how to play your favorite songs, compose, theory,read music, and play lead guitar. I experienced in many styles of music and am particularly passionate about Rock,Blues,Jazz,Folk and Classical.


Founder/ Composer/ Guitar/ Vocals
Jun 2016 - Present
Silent Like Lightning

Composer and founder of Progressive Post Rock project Silent Like Lightning

Lead Guitar
May 2014 - Present
Proud Peasant

Lead Guitar for the progressive rock group, Proud Peasant.Austin TX.

May 2013 - Present
Sweet Beast

Sweet Beast has been my personal project for the past few years.Consisting of elaborate vocal harmonies, odd time signatures, and extended harmony.

Private Instructor
Jan 2006 - Present
David H.

I have been a private guitar instructor for the past 8 years. I love sharing my passion for Guitar with those who are eager to learn and practice.


Bachelor of Music Performance - Cum Laude
Sep 2007 - May 2012
Berklee College of Music
Guitar performance
Sep 2004 - May 2007
Holyoke Community College


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Bachelors of Music Performance
May 2012
Berklee School of Music

Graduated from Berklee in 2012 with a degree in Music Performance.

Photos & Videos

Silent Like Lightning

Performing with Silent Like Lightning

SXSW photo shoot

Playing with Proud Peasant.
Playing lead guitar for Proud Peasant at the Voyager Music Festival.

Sweet Beast

Playing with Sweet Beast

Sweet Beast @Sahara Lounge

Post gig with Saltwife in Boston.


5 Reviews

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Heather Jul 26, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

David is extremely versatile in his ability to teach a child, beginning adult musicians, to an advanced player. He is very aware of their potential and how far to set their goals at a time. His patience, passion of music and cheerfulness make learning fun, stress free and very rewarding.

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Amber Jul 25, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In home

David is a great teacher! He definitely knows his way around a guitar and is passionate about helping his students master the skill. I would strongly recommend David to anyone who wants to have a fun and informative guitar lesson!

John O. Mar 22, 2015
Guitar · In studio

David is not only a great guitar player but a great teacher! He encourages his students to learn the basics so that once you start learning the other songs and riffs it makes sense and is easier to learn.I just wish he didn't move to Texas!

Jaclyn L. Sep 19, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

David is very knowledgeable and talented. It is very rewarding learning from someone who takes his craft so seriously and passionately. I am looking forward to continuing my education with David as my teacher.

Gary C. Sep 15, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

David is extremely enthusiastic and knowledgeable. He loves to share the knowledge that he has obtained, through his schooling and performing, with people wanting to learn the guitar. I am very happy to have him teaching me.

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