David Stern

David S.

Brooklyn, NY
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David delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 12+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2014

Jazz guitarist, composer, arranger, educator, and author based in the NYC scene (graduate of Berklee Collage of Music).

Experience

Guitarist
May 2018 - Present
Hank Lane

Available guitarist for bands of multiple genres to perform at weddings, bar mitzvahs, or any events requested.

Performer
Aug 2014 - Present
Self-Employed

Playing in jazz groups (trios, quartets, etc.) as a leader and sideman at clubs throughout New York City as well as the rest of the country. Solo guitar at parties, cocktail hours, etc.

House Guitarist
May 2017 - Aug 2017
Royal Caribbean - Jewel of the Seas

Summer job between semesters of college.

Education

Performance
Aug 2014 - May 2018
Berklee College of Music

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Author
Jun 2016
Intervallic Patterns For Improvisation: A Thorough Approach

Book for improvisors of all instruments on a fresh approach to expanding their melodic palette.

Affiliations

Berklee College of Music Alumni
May 2018

The Berklee Alumni Affairs Office embraces the college’s alumni as valuable members and vital stakeholders in a lifelong, global community. We strive to foster and strengthen alumni engagement in meaningful and innovative ways that support the interests and goals of alumni in their professional and personal pursuits.

Guided by the college’s mission, we seek to build a sense of shared community, pride, professional achievement, volunteerism, philanthropic support, and commitment to Berklee. We celebrate and applaud our alumni as they seek to improve the world around them through their creative pursuits.

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American Federation of Musicians
May 2018

A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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Brian Oct 3, 2018
Guitar · Online

Can't even begin to say how much I've learned from this brilliant musician and wonderful human being! I came to him a couple years ago as a proficient rock guitarist with the desire of immersing myself in jazz guitar, and the progress I've made thanks to him is just astounding. If you're in New York or he's performing in your town, do yourself a favor and go out and see his group, as he never disappoints. Did I mention great sense of humor too? Highly recommended for anybody!

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