David Rowell

David R.

Saint Petersburg, FL
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I've been teaching music theory for 15 years, and many of my students have gone on to become accomplished musicians. Within the first few lessons, you'll begin to get an understanding of the fundamentals of harmony, and as time goes on you'll be able to analyze compositions and grasp the inner workings of the music you love. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About David R.

I have 30 years of music experience. I started playing piano when I was 5 years old. I started playing bass guitar at age 10, and I started playing guitar at age 20. I started performing in public at the age of 6. By the time I was in high school, I was gigging most weekends. I also started recording when I was in high school. My musical background includes rock, jazz, classical, heavy metal, Middle-Eastern pop music, Christian contemporary, as well as some Latin music. Along with my experience playing music, I have taught students for 15 years.

I have a Master's Degree in Musicology from the University of Louisville and a Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Studies from Furman University. In my life, I have studied with some extremely accomplished musicians, including Ian Bracchitta, Matt Olson, Steve Watson and Craig Wagner. I am currently a musician at Park Place Wesleyan Church, where I play twice a week.

I can teach the fundamentals of bass playing and advanced technique, music theory, improvisation, sight reading, and music history. You will learn not only how to play the instrument proficiently, you will learn how the bass functions musically in a group as well. My lessons can be catered to fit the style of music you wish to pursue, whether it be rock, jazz, heavy metal, classical, etc.

If your goal is to be a stellar, well-rounded musician, you will be in excellent hands with me.


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3 Reviews
Tim A.
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Great teacher. Easily identified my weaknesses and gave me a game plan

Posted Feb 16, 2020
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Very experienced bass player and I highly recommend you take lessons.

Posted Mar 1, 2019
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He is very well versed in both the practical and theoretical aspects of the bass guitar and is well spoken and super fun to learn from.

Posted Mar 1, 2019


Chief Musician
Jun 2014 - Present

Park Place Wesleyan Church


Master's Degree in Musicology
Aug 2006 - Jun 2008

University of Louisville

Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Studies
Aug 2002 - Jun 2006

Furman University

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