David Schnug

David S.

Astoria, NY

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Saxophone is my main instrument. I attended William Patterson University's illustrious Jazz Studies program.

I teach all basics, and I am capable of teaching both in the jazz and classical tradition. Beginners will work with a classic method book to develop technique, then we will move into the styles of music the student is interested in. All the while, we will be learning about the fundamentals of music theory and developing a strong background in ear training- to give meaning to all of the work we do on the horn.
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David delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
January 2003

Hello everyone!

My name is David, and I am a NYC based performer, producer, and educator. I have been teaching in the area ever since I left high school to students both young and old. I have a great deal of experience, and offer a focused, yet light and enjoyable lesson that allows for individual input and unique experiences.

I enjoy making sure that while my students are learning the fundamentals of their instrument, they are also learning about the ideas of music theory, ear training, and music appreciation. I feel that these concepts are just as important as learning where to put your fingers, and I think that this approach creates a well rounded player that understands the real depth and amazing potential of music as an art.

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Jan 2011 - Present
Star Talent Inc.

Start Talent is a dance band agency, Star Talent has put me in such locations as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Central Park Boathouse, the Westchester Country Club, and the Trump SoHo, among many others.

Private Instructor
Jan 2011 - Present
Musipire Music Education

I currently teach private lessons in Saxophone, Flute, Guitar, and Piano at a Queens based private lesson studio.
My students have been accepted into NYC Arts High Schools and have received perfect marks an NYSSMA exams.

Jan 2008 - Present
Barry Herman Entertainment

I have been playing in dance bands in and around the NYC area for a number of years. This type of playing brings one musicianship into focus- performances are high paced, off the cuff, and require a confident and quick musical intuition. Something different is always happening on the bandstand.

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Private Instructor
Jan 2003 - Present

I have been teaching one on one private lessons ever since my graduation from high school. Over the years, I have developed a very personable and relaxed style that centers in on what students need to learn, and getting to it in a natural, and unforced way. This makes for lessons that are fun yet focused.

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Bachelor of Music
Sep 2003 - Jun 2007
William Paterson University


Fluent / Native Proficiency


American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Aug 2015

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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2 Reviews

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Mitchell W. Jul 11, 2016
Piano · In studio

David was very patient when I struggled with simple concepts and tailored the lesson to supplement areas that needed work. I always leave with a smile, excited to keep practicing.

Bobby Mar 3, 2016
Music Theory · In home

David's experience definitely shows when he's teaching music, instead of doing things "by the book", David is able to adapt and cater to the way I learn, making things that have eluded my intelligible grasp my whole life easy to understand.

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