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 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
April 2017

***Introduction***
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.

I use the ABRSM standards as a guideline to teaching piano. I include four main areas to my teaching: Performance skills through pieces or songs. We will work on developing a repertoire of songs. Technical skills through scales and arpeggios. I have a fun way of teaching you scales. Notation skills through sight-reading. This is important to learning how to read faster. Listening skills and Musical Perception through aural exercises. Ear training will help you to be a well-rounded musician.

My goal is to tailor my lesson style to each individual student. I focus on teaching students the freedom to explore and discover through a combination of different methods that are tailored to each individual.

My method is a combination of methods that I believe will help you meet your goals. Depending on your age and level of experience will determine which method book we will use.

I strive to keep my teaching fresh and engaging using new repertoire, music games, along with sight-reading and scale challenging goals that will keep my students engaged and interested to learn more,

It is my hope that my students will discover what interests them the most in music, and find the same joy and satisfaction in reaching those goals as I did. I also hope to pass on the musical knowledge that my teachers and mentors have instilled in me.

*** Lesson Details ***
I offer a free 15 minute video conference to go over your goals and any questions you may have. With all ages I supplement with sight reading and improvisation exercises, along with flashcards as reinforcement. I also incorporate fun and challenging games that my students will love and enjoy doing.

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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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. Works alongside other media team members to ensure all equipment such as lighting, sound equipment, microphones, and radios are fully operational. Has 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've 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/quiet time.

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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4 Reviews

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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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