I have been writing and performing music since he was 15. Along the way I have played or recorded with numerous notable bands including Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees George Clinton and Parliament Funkedic, and members of Bob Dylan's band. In classical music, I have learned music composition under Dan Asia at the University of Arizona and East Indian Classical music from master musician Ali Akbar Khan at the Ali Akbar School of Music. I have been teaching lessons in guitar, vocals, banjo, and harmonica for 15 years. My lessons are always focused on whatever style the student is most interested in, yet still incorporate a dose of music theory and other styles to help inspire well rounded musicians. I can teach to any age, in any genre, as well as help with songwriting, performance ...
I wrote my first songs in my early teens. I can help you with form, finding hooks, harmonization, lyrical structure...the list is endless! I have written and recorded over 75 songs.
I grew up in a musical family in Tucson, where my dad was a high school choir teacher for 25 years. I had the privilege to be in his choirs for 2 years! I attended Northern Arizona University studying music education/performance 3 years (music scholarship), Pima College music ed. 1 year. This included 3 hours per semester of private voice. Basically a different language every semester (French, Italian, German). During this time I formed an acoustic folk/rock duo night club act and played around Tucson for several years. Then I moved to L.A. to pursue my dreams. There I played beach clubs in another duo. I also was a studio singer and produced and sold a couple of jingles. I have been a staff singer with Arizona Opera since 1992. I have been in 80 + productions/600+ performances. I just ...
Hi! Thanks for taking a look at my teacher profile. Here's a little bit about me and how I can help you become the musician you want to be. I started playing the guitar at age 17. I was being paid to play guitar and hand drums for dance classes at his college by the age of 19, and was hired on to the guitar faculty of the Fairmount School of Music at the age of 24. I realized that I'd gotten good only partially through short bursts of discipline lasting up to 6 weeks or so before I had to relax and just have fun for a while, and that for most people, year-round discipline was impossible due to temperament or other demands on people's time. These observations led me to boil down a teaching approach I summarize like this: "The more you have your guitar in your lap, the better ...
-Beginning students will learn how to create lyrics and phrase them, and the melodic lines that will work over an accompaniment.
-Intermediate students will further learn techniques for creating melodies and their elongation, and working with more advanced accompaniment.
I have played guitar since 2005, playing everything from Bach to Metallica, and taught since 2009. I also have extensive experience in the process of education, having worked for a college as a math tutor for the past two years, and pursuing a Bachelors of Arts in Music Theory and Performance. *** Lesson Details *** I will teach musical ideas as well as the techniques of playing guitar to students, to help them to become a musician, rather than just a guitar player. I can teach a combination of music notation and tablature, which ever the student prefers, but I will single out the advantages of both. I will also endeavor to teach the student whatever he or she is interested in playing *** Studio Equipment *** My studio is a separate room that houses several guitars, acoustic ...
The success and happiness of my students is my top priority. I work very hard to make sure that my students are getting what they want out of our lessons together, that they are making steady progress toward their goals, and that they are enjoying the process as we go.
Hello! My name is Dave and I would like to help you reach your goals in music! I teach lessons on guitar, piano, drums and just about anything that has to do with music theory. The success and happiness of my students is my top priority. I work very hard to make sure that my students are getting what they want out of our lessons together, that they are making steady progress toward their goals, and that they are enjoying the process as we go. I have been teaching music to people of all ages for over 10 years and I enjoy working with beginners. I have a masters degree in music and have performed with many professional groups and have record music regularly in my own studio. I strive to make lessons stress free, engaging and fun. Learning to play isn't easy, but with the right ...
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