David Rubin
Newton, MA
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David R.

Newton, MA
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Hi there! My name's David, I'm a musician and sound engineer that's gigged all around Boston in various local bands, I'm a Berklee student, and a guitar player with 8 years of experience on the instrument. I'm also a music lover who tries to listen to as much music as possible and deeply cares about the craft of making music both Live and on record. I want to help you translate your interests in music into skills that will let you manifest the sounds that you wish to create! Whether that means your looking for someone to help you get started learning your favorite song, learn how to shred your hero's solos, learn to play your own solos, learn how to get the tone and feel of your favorite players, round out your knowledge of music theory, or how to record yourself and start writing your own original music! I'll be here to guide you along at any skill level and give you tips and tricks to help you learn quicker and better. The best part of having a teacher is having someone around who can help you learn the things you don't know that you don't know. Having been an active musician who's worked on records and live performances for 8 years I have the experience and knowledge to help you along with your own journey and answer questions you didn't know you had.

Looking forward to working on your skills together!

About David R.

Hi, I'm a professional Musician with 4 years of production experience and 8 years of guitar/ performance experience. I've played shows in the New England area as well as in new york at venues ranging from small bars to 100-250 cap venues as well regional festivals. I've produced, engineered, and played on multiple albums, singles, and EP's. At my project studio, I mix and master projects from bands all around the world and I currently have a 5-star rating on soundbetter.com for my production and engineering work. In 2019 I enrolled at Berklee College of music as a guitar principle and am getting a degree in music production and engineering. I have already completed my guitar and theory education with some of the best music teachers out there and am excited to pass that knowledge on to you!

I started my guitar journey much like many other young guitarists getting into classic rock and bands like the grateful dead, the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and the velvet underground. Once I picked up the guitar and got more interested in music I explored all kinds of music and genres and I went to plenty of live music. The experiences I had going to live music events in high school shaped my understanding of music and got me interested in pursuing music as a career. I gained an appreciation for how much goes into music and I learned how to listen deeply, which is essential to correctly learning any kind of music. While I have since learned a lot of theory and practical knowledge about playing it's essential to remember that music is cultural and that playing should be an expression of your feelings.

I love using the guitar in many different kinds of contexts such as using it as a vehicle for improvisation or as a songwriting tool. I see learning the guitar as a stepping stone to get to wherever you'd like to go with your music.

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