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David delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
April 2017

Hi, my name is David and I'm a 2012 graduate from Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee with a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree. I'm retired from the Army and teach JROTC in high school in South Carolina. Teaching piano is one of my passions in life, and I hope to impart that passion to my students in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. I will help you to learn how to improvise and be creative. Improvising is learning patterns or different note arrangements and inversions so that you can then apply it to different songs or just being able to play behind a speaker. You may just want to learn to play for fun or be able to play a favorite song. I also teach scales, intervals and chord progressions. Along with my personal experience in improvising and the use of selected method books, my goal is to give you a solid foundation in technique and music theory that will last a life-time.

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I have a step by step method that I truly believe will take you from beginner to the next level. With my teaching approach, I will provide a natural flow and logical sequence for you to follow. I believe every student needs a solid foundation from which to start from. Sometimes we want to get to the final destination without enjoying the journey along the way. You might be tempted to skip over some of the material, but I highly recommend that you take this journey with me from the beginning and the results will be evident as you progress.

Students are expected to review what was taught during the previous lesson. This makes the lessons run much more smoothly. A little bit of discipline goes a long way to making your music experience FUN and EXCITING. I will also provide you with sheet music and exercises to practice on throughout your week. We'll choose a method book that is best tailored to your needs. As my students grow as musicians, my hope is that they will discover a love for music, giving them an appreciation of the arts for years to come.

*** 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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Education

Bachelor in Music
Dec 2010 - Dec 2012
Lee University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

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

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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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