David Wettrich

David W.

Hardeeville, SC
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David delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10 to 80

Teaching since:
April 2017

***Introduction***
My name is David and I'm a 2012 graduate from Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Worship Music. i'm retired from the Army and teach JROTC in South Carolina.

I want to help others discover their talents by incorporating ear training, playing by chords and improvisation into our lessons. I give all credit to God for giving me the gift of teaching. My area of expertise is in the area of teaching how to play Contemporary style of Worship music. If you are looking to play piano or keyboard in church, I can help you meet your goals.

Questions? To learn more, please click the “Ask a Question” button on my profile to send me a message!

As my students grow as musicians, it is my hope and desire that they will discover a love for music, giving them an appreciation of the arts for years to come.

If you’re ready to start, click the green “Book With Me” button on my profile!

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a Yamaha DGX-520 88-Key Portable Grand Piano Keyboard. An internal webcam on my laptop as well as an external Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920, for multiple views.

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Experience

Audio/Visual Multi-Media Technician
Aug 2015 - Present
Creative Church

The Audio/Visual Multimedia Technician is responsible for providing superior media/audiovisual support during worship services. I have experience working alongside other media team members to ensure all equipment such as lighting, sound equipment, microphones, and radios are fully operational. I also have a working knowledge of Pro-Presenter and how to operate the sound board.

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Keyboard Player
Sep 2014 - Present
Creative Church

I have played piano/keyboard for a number of years. Keys can add atmosphere to any genre of music. I have experience playing behind a speaker and during prayer/altar call. I currently use mainstage and Sunday keys when playing at church.

Education

Bachelor in Music
Dec 2010 - Dec 2012
Lee University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Teaching Certificate
Aug 2001
U.S. Army Cadet Command

The course was designed to enhance skills in innovative teaching techniques, program administration, service learning and curriculum design.

Awards

Army Commendation Medal (ARCOM)
Dec 1996
United States Army
Good Conduct and U.S. Army National Defense Ribbon
Dec 1995
United States Army

Affiliations

MIDI Association
Jul 2017

The MIDI Associations mission is to nurture an inclusive global community of people who create music and art with MIDI. The www.MIDI.org website is the central repository of information about anything related to MIDI technology, from classic legacy gear to next- gen protocols on the horizon.

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Photos & Videos

Takelessons - Get To Know Your Teacher
Great Are You Lord  / Key A / 6/8 / BPM 144
My Online Studio
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10 Reviews

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Joseph S. Aug 2, 2018
Piano · Online

David is a knowledgeable, prepared, timely and tech-savvy instructor. He uses a split screen on the video calls so that you can see his hand placement while conversing with him at the same time. I found this most helpful as a "true beginner" because I frequently needed to refer to his hand placement.

I was also fortunate that the time for our classes worked well for me, even though I am learning from overseas.

I look forward to continued lessons.

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Kevin Jul 25, 2018
Piano · Online

Personable, patient, good explanations of what he asked me to do. Readily picked up when I wasn't getting it and explained another way until I did. I am an adult learner with Parkinson's and his teaching style meshed with my limitations perfectly. I took to internet learning easily so it was a "win" for me.

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Jennifer Jul 15, 2018
Piano · Online

I have played woodwinds for years, and plucked away at piano a little here and there. So, my education is pretty much a mishmosh. David was excellent at meeting me where I am in my education and planning out how to close the gaps in what I know as I progress forward. I've only had one lesson and learned quite a lot! Very much looking forward to continuing with David.

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Amber P. Mar 15, 2018
Piano · Online

Very patient and flexible. My son is learning a lot

Eric M. Feb 3, 2018
Piano · Online

Best personal teacher I've had so far. I haven't had different piano teachers, but I've had plenty of other types of tutors and this one is the best personality and teaches me the quickest vs others

Eric Jan 19, 2018
Piano · Online

Went over basics I knew with the first lesson, but now that he has, the basics I knew are now better instilled. I can look at any note and within a second find out which letter and octave it corresponds to on both piano and sheet music. After that he got me to use my hands faster and more accurately by practicing scales. As if his teaching methods weren't good enough, he also has a really flexible schedule. If you are unable to make a lesson, just give a 24 hour notice and he can shift the lessons down a week. The only nuance that I've experienced is that he asks me a few times to change my schedule. I can't complain, since it was a choice though, one that he asks if its ok and then goes forth with it. Much better than tutors for academic subjects I've had, and much better than my Guitar teacher in public school. 3 years of guitar case two weeks with piano, and I feel much comfortable on piano than on guitar already!

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Mercedes Calderon Dec 19, 2017
Piano · In studio

David is starting to teach my 9 year old daughter who has a learning disability. He is very kind and patient with her. His techniques of teaching a child the piano is very good. I am very pleased. We will continue to take more lessons and I can not wait to see the progress.

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Amber P. Dec 1, 2017
Piano · Online

First leasone went great. Made practice fun and aslo established a set practice schedule for my son.

Marimer Sep 30, 2017
Piano · Online

What a great piano teacher!!!!! He took the time to explain in detail the lesson and even when I have many questions he was more than helpful and answer all my questions. I can't wait for the next lesson!

Cosette Apr 29, 2017
Piano · Online

David Wettrich has such a gift and passion when it comes to music. Not only does he work very hard to make each piece he plays the best it can be, but he has an innate sense of how to get it there. This is particularly true when it comes to playing by ear. He learns many pieces by ear and then makes them unique by how he interprets them when he plays. But the greatest thing I see about his musical skills is how he wants to be able to share the joy of music with others. And especially how he wants to play for the glory of God.

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