Guitar - Bass - Piano Lessons-4 decades of PRO experience
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Guitar-Bass-Piano and Keyboards - Voice Lessons-Beginners to Advanced
Learn to play songs, read chord charts, read sheet music, sight read and sight sing music notation.
If you're serious about learning to play the guitar or bass, and the theory and develop a repertoire of music to play--then you owe it to yourself to try a few lessons with me
Buy a block of 10 and save $$$ or pay as you go $40 an hour
YOU WILL SEE TANGIBLE RESULTS IN THE FIRST HOUR AND LEARN NEW THINGS TO APPLY TO YOUR PLAYING
Many teachers say beginner to most advanced-but are they advanced enough to really teach on an advanced or intermediate level.
College, and 42 years of full time experience teaching students on all levels have equipped me with the tools to teach anyone to either start playing or help coach experienced and advanced players.
Whatever your goal is, personal enjoyment, playing for and with friends, sitting in somewhere to play in public, or play in or with a band, I can help you advance you're playing.
I can help you with any music and any technique.
Learn how to adjust your attack to just touch.
Learn how to develop solo's based on the vocal lines and chords, instead of just pentatonic and blues scales.
Work on Finger picking as well, learn to use all 5 fingers on your right hand. or use the pick and 3 fingers, with me you WILL use your pinky or little finger, on both hands.
Work on picking and speed and most importantly touch and feel.
Learn to play in rhythm, with a metronome.
Learn to read song charts, and notation and tab.
Learn to work on speed, strength, stamina, play songs you like all the way from beginning to end.
Learn about effects and recording software, amps and songbooks.
I don't just show you songs, I teach you to teach yourself and begin to become musically independent.
Lessons are $40 an hour, or $20 for 30 minutes and scheduling is extremely flexible.
Ask about summer special deals and packages-615-481-5402
Check out my website--there are over 50 videos and mp3's of live performances posted there
Lessons can be in my studio or in Skype
I have increased my lesson frequency to two one-hour sessions per week simply because of my progress under David's direction. After only three months of weekly lessons, I can now read music and play while reading. David has introduced me to effective melodic soloing, has significantly improved my understanding of barre chords up and down the fretboard, and has convinced me to abandon "guitaristic" thinking in favor of really understanding the potential of the guitar beyond shape memorization. Mike L.
Just had my first lesson with David. Gave a wealth of info now it's up to me but with his approach I know it will be all good. Have had other teachers but David is not only an accomplished player he is also is able to instruct and teach. Will write again after a few more lessons.
By blue jazz B. on 12/4/2013
I have played for over 30 years. Three and half years ago I selected David after careful consideration of advanced instructors.
My experience with David has exceeded my expectations. My preliminary goals were met earlier than anticipated and David has been instrumental in reinforcing my knowledge and skills while leveraging my potential as a player. The ability to take lessons online through Skype has made this as convenient and comfortable while never compromising what occurs face to face. I highly recommend David F.
Excellent, dedicated teacher
I started taking lessons with David almost a year ago, coming in with a few years of piano lessons in my distant past and a year or so of tinkering around with a guitar on my own (read: wasting my time). In the year that I've been with David my guitar playing has blossomed faster than I would have thought possible - my technique is developing, I am playing challenging and rewarding music, and I am beginning to get a handle on basic music theory concepts.
This is all because of David's rigorous teaching technique: David is not satisfied with teaching basic chord shapes, which are easy to learn but can stunt musical development; instead, David insists on developing knowledge of chord voiceings and the ability to see the notes that you are playing as you play them. Though it is challenging, the payoff is the ability to sight read almost any song and improvise. David is happy to work on whatever song you would like to develop, but he also insists on practicing challenging music, mostly jazz and boss nova, that will develop your chord vocabulary and technique. I should also mention that David is a great guy and a pleasure to work with. If you're looking to work hard and learn a lot, this is the teacher for you.
Feel free to call me for info and scheduling----615-481-5402
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