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David enjoys teaching students from all different backgrounds and levels of proficiency. Whether you are just starting out or a virtuoso shredder in the making, he is happy to teach you! Over all, he is fairly laid back, as long as you practice. He usually combines work with reading off of the treble clef (what he likens to "eating your vegetables." You may not want to do it, but it will make you a healthier musician!) with learning more popular songs (or songs the student says they would like to learn) through tablature and chord charts, depending on the style of the song. David is also very pro music theory. He usually incorporates music theory into the curriculum in conjunction with the material already being discussed. He is also very knowledgeable about composition/songwriting, and if the student is interested in learning more about this area, he is happy to share what he knows!
Want to learn to write your first song? Or maybe you've got writers block and have written many songs previously, either way I can help. I have written well over 100 songs and produced hundreds others. If you're stuck or you just want to learn, I can help. Since our lessons take place at Four Horsemen Studios tracking and demoing can happen immediately!
I'm a professional musician and audio engineer. I'm a classically trained pianist and I offer lessons in piano, guitar, voice, music theory, music recording, music performance and songwriting. I received my music education from The Brooklyn Music School, Cornell University and The Institute of Audio Research. I perform in original & cover bands as a keyboardist and backup singer. I’m also a session musician, music producer and have composed music for commercials and short films. As an audio engineer, I record, mix, edit, arrange, master and program demos, EPs albums, mix-tapes, karaoke tracks and ringtones. I co-own a project recording studio in Brooklyn, NY. I'm passionate about what I do and guarantee a creative, enjoyable and fulfilling experience! *** Lesson Details *** For piano and voice, I incorporate basic music theory methods and also focus on ear training. My ultimate goal when teaching is for the student to have a visceral experience while playing or singing. For audio engineering, I go over audio recording techniques and the tools & equipment needed to produce a professional-sounding song. I enjoy imparting my knowledge of music to others and I demonstrate that enthusiasm in my teaching style. I love relating what I'm teaching a student to his/her learning style. Figuring out how someone learns is a key component of my meth