David Lloyd

David L.

Austin, TX

About David L.

David teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: January 2000
Last sign in: Today

Overview

My name is David and I'm a professional musician who just moved to North Austin. I came from Cincinnati, where I went to the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, taught dozens of students at all levels and played regular gigs every weekend. I have been teaching for over fifteen years, and I'm looking to get a few new students.
I teach guitar, piano, bass guitar and even upright bass. If it's a tutor you are looking for I can also teach music theory and appreciation. I have a knack for teaching young people, probably because I was young when I started my musical journey. I've been very successful at inspiring a student's love of music and instilling the patience required to take on the challenge of playing an instrument.
The first thing I like to do is get to know you, the music you enjoy and your goals. In a way, I like to begin by letting the student lead.
In addition to learning from you, I intend to present you with new information, to try and broaden your musical tastes and teach you how to be an active listener.

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Experience

Private Music Instructor

Jan 2000 - Present
David L. Music Lessons

Upright Bassist

Dec 2011 - Apr 2015
Philip Paul Trio

Played jazz standards in the lounge of the Cincinnatian Hotel three nights per week.

Education

Jazz Studies

Sep 2004 - Dec 2007
University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music

Upright Bass, Performance

Jul 2001 - Aug 2004
Northern Kentucky University

Languages Spoken

French

Professional Proficiency

French

Professional Proficiency
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12 Reviews on David L.

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Nicholas Aug 29, 2016
Ukulele · In home
Verified Student
FIRST LESSON was a great experience. Although my 12-year old son was hesitant about Ukulele lessons, he immediately felt relaxed with David. Of notable qualities...David was professional, very patient, redirected my son when he got off track, boosted his self-esteem with words of encouragement, and took the time to answer any questions my son had after the lesson was over. My son left excited and looks forward to his next lesson.
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Rachel R. Aug 9, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
My daughter started lesson with David about a moth ago and she makes a lot of progress already :-) David is a very good teacher, he is patience and makes learning fun and interesting. He gives her an assignment then he will follow up in the next lesson. Seems that David makes my daughter to like and enjoy piano more than before. I strongly recommend David if you are looking for a good, fun, and reliable teacher!
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Jennifer Jul 24, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home
David is a consummate professional. He has been giving our 10 year old daughter in-home lessons for a few months, and she is thriving under his tutelage. She has been making great progress with every lesson, thanks to his patience and excellent teaching skills. He is definitely great with teaching children. We highly recommend him!
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Aadil S. Jun 20, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
David is very professional, polite and always on time, at the same time makes it fun for the kids so that they can enjoy music. My son felt piano is more for girls but after meeting with David and doing star wars music he is now interested in music lessons. My kids really enjoy their lessons with David.
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Selena M. May 10, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
David was on time, thorough, focused, professional, and a wonderful teacher, and I could go on. My daughter is looking forward to many more lessons with him to come!
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LaToya C. Nov 12, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
David is such and awesome person and teacher. I feel very confident that i will continue to get better. He is very encouraging and very patient. I would definitely recommend him.
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LaToya C. Oct 3, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
I learned so much in the one lesson. I have homework which i like... i need the accountability. David was very kind, and patient and willing to answer my many questions. I felt relaxed and a little more confident that I will be able to learn Piano.
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Cathy D. Jul 8, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · In home
David was our family's music teacher for the last 6 years. He taught my son piano, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, and music theory and composition. He also taught my daughter piano. He is an excellent teacher. He is very good at approaching music from the student's level and growing with them by bringing in new theory or music when the student is ready. He is in no way intimidating and is very good at instilling a love of music. He has a warm and gentle nature and can relate to very different personalities. The only reason he is not still teaching our family is that he moved. I highly recommend him.
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Tara and Jason Jul 5, 2015
Guitar · In home
We were fortunate to have David recommended to us by a family member. Not only did he come to our house and save us the added stress of traveling during our busy week, he often stayed longer than scheduled to ensure understanding of new skill(s) being taught. He was calm, professional and patient and had an adaptive approach with our son that increased his confidence when he struggled.
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Susan F. Jun 21, 2015
Piano · In home
David L. Was highly recommended to us by multiple people. He taught my two daughters piano for 1 1/2 years before we said a tearful goodbye as he moved to Texas. David L has a perfectly magical way in communicating to young students. He always spoke positively and found something good to say about any piece they played. He would then very positively guide them towards the correct way of playing. My shy, nervous girls thrived. It is truly going to be a challenge finding his replacement, David L. is an amazing person and teacher.