David Shelton

David S.

Brooklyn, NY

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About

David delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 1+

Teaching since:
March 2014

*** Travel Equipment ***
I'll bring my bass and a small amp with me.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in jazz, funk, and classic r&b bass playing. I can teach slapping and popping, improvising, chordal bass playing, walking bass lines, funk grooves, and general music theory. I focus on helping students cultivate the knowledge and technical ability that it takes to be truly creative while building bass lines.

Experience

Professional Musician
Jan 1998 - Present
The Bandstand

I've been a professional bassist since I was 16 years old, cutting my teeth in big bands and small jazz combos. Since then I've performed all over the world playing jazz, blues, funk, rock and pretty much anything else you could name.

Education

B.F.A. in Jazz Performance
Sep 2003 - Dec 2008
New School University

Photos & Videos

My arrangement of "Silent Night" for solo bass.
Playing with Kena Anae at Nuyorican Poets Cafe.
Playing with Fore at Arlene's Grocery.
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