David Larsen

David L.

Nashville, TN

About David L.

Background check: Last verified 02/17/2016
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David teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: August 2005
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

I am an experienced music teacher with over 20 years’ playing and performance experience. My specialties are in trumpet and electric bass, with additional experience teaching all brass instruments and beginning guitar. Many of my students are not only successful in their bands but in regional honor bands and Solo and Ensemble competitions as well. I am a member of the Middle Tennessee Band and Orchestra Association, and the National Association for Music Education.

I believe in tailoring each lesson to each student's individual abilities and learning methods. For students in school bands, I try to provide lessons that augment and complement what they learn in band class, focusing on areas of performance that may not receive attention in a group setting. For all my students, regardless of level or instrument, I help them learn music that they want to learn, while making sure they get the fundamental training that they need. I encourage and assist my students in finding opportunities to perform in solo performances and with other groups. I also pride myself in creating an environment where the students are comfortable asking questions to help improve their playing.

Contact me for lessons today to enhance your playing.

*** Lesson Details ***
All my lessons are very personalized based on the student's interests, strengths, and weakness. For all my students, I try to find music for them to play that they are interested in learning while still covering the everything they need to get a solid foundation on their instrument. For my brass players, I place a huge emphasis on tone quality and production.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Eclipse and King trumpets
Benge trombone
Music Man, Fender, and Delta basses
Takamine, Fender, and Ibanez guitars
GK, Ampeg, and SWR bass amps
Behringer guitar practice amp
Full recording capabilities!

*** Travel Equipment ***
Eclipse trumpet
Benge trombone
Music Man bass
Takamine acoustic guitar

*** Specialties ***
Trumpet, brass, electric bass

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Experience

Brass Instructor

Jan 2007 - Present
Music and Arts Center

Sole brass instructor at the Music and Arts Center in Murfreesboro, TN, on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Music Instructor

Jan 2004 - Present
Independent/SelfTitled Inc.

Independent private music instruction. Formed SelfTitled Inc. in the fall of 2013.

Education

Bachelor of Music, Theory and Composition

Aug 1999 - May 2003
Middle Tennessee State University

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Tagalog

Limited Proficiency

Affiliations

National Association for Music Education

Sep 2013
NAFME

Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

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6 Reviews on David L.

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Chaitanya R. Sep 3, 2016
Trombone · Online
Verified Student
David was very friendly and patient.
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Janet L. Aug 3, 2016
Trumpet · Online
Verified Student
My son really enjoyed his trumpet lesson with David. A very thorough instructor.
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Nathan Jun 10, 2016
Trombone · In studio
Verified Student
David is awesome! He immediately put us both at ease and was so patient and encouraging with my son-- who has no experience with playing music. When we left my son felt proud of what he had learned. It was a great experience!
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Raymond C. Jan 15, 2016
Trumpet · In studio
Verified Student
After just one lesson, my son was even more interested in playing his trumpet. He went home and practiced everything David taught him. David gave him some tips on making the sounds flow more naturally.
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Jacob S. Jul 28, 2015
French Horn · In home
Verified Student
The best instructor I have ever had. He worked through all of the stuff I had trouble with, and is very funny.
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Jan W. Mar 23, 2015
Trombone · In home
David taught my daughter when she first decided to play the trombone in middle school band. It takes a special person to work with a moderately motivated, quiet 12 year old girl. He was patient, providing her with plenty of skills to achieve 1st chair without pushing too hard, or the wrong way. However, without his guidance, she would never have attempted to try out for mid-state. He urged her to play music she liked, but also made sure she was exposed to jazz, improv and other styles. He accommodated our ever changing schedule, and probably hid frustration well when she forgot her instrument or didn't practice. We couldn't have asked for a better teacher!
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