Do you desire a breakthrough in your guitar playing? Are you frustrated with online lessons, videos, DVD's etc that leave you more confused and asking more questions? YOU need a breakthrough NOW. I specialize in getting frustrated guitarists to the next level and I want to help you.
I have 30 years experience teaching and have taught over 2,000 students through my classes at Fresno City College. I now offer lessons and classes in the Clovis area. I have earned B.M. and M.A. degrees in guitar performance and have studied with many of the worlds greatest guitarists who often give master classes in my studio.
What is most important is that you get results. My passion is helping people just like you who are frustrated and want to progress and move forward to the next level and beyond in the shortest time possible. If that is you, let's get started today.
When students progress and breakthrough to the next level in their musical journey. When you take lessons with me you will also progress and have fun playing guitar.
We bought an acoustic guitar for our sons’s 13th birthday and started him on lessons with Dave. Dave has been a great teacher. Very patient and good with kids. He builds up their confidence and has a good building block approach to learning. It has now been almost a year and our son now just got an electric guitar and it is a joy to hear guitar riffs emanating from his bedroom. It is hard to believe the progress he has made in a year.
David is an outstanding musician and teacher and I am so fortunate to have him teaching me guitar. My lessons are personalized to keep my playing fun while still challenging. It is evident that a lot of time and consideration, on his part, goes into this planning. He is very patient and always encouraging. David is very perceptive to my strengths and weaknesses and his input continually helps me in developing my skills. I look forward to every lesson and am very happy with my progress.
I found David to be professional, personable and a patient teacher. He took the time to unmystify the guitar fretboard and was systematic in the lesson plans we worked on. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending him as a solid choice for someone seeking a valuable guitar teacher.
I have appreciated Dave's expertise, and diligence in diagnosing areas for improvement. As a beginning student of classical guitar I have plenty. I also appreciate that his depth of knowledge, and skill as a teacher. These allow him to assign specific pieces designed to facilitate acquiring next-level skills. Finally, Dave is very responsive not only during lessons, but in responding to emails between sessions.
Each student is unique. My formats and programs are matched to the students current ability. At the FREE introductory session I can give the student more guidance after actually seeing them play. I use an exclusive geometric teaching process that is only taught at my studio.
B.M. from CSU, Northridge. Guitar Performance
M.A. CSU, Fresno. Guitar Performance. Highest Honors.
2020 Become The Expert-Guitar Teacher Certification
2020 Songwriting Mastery Certification
2019 Ultimate Creativity and Guitar Soloing Mastery Certification
2019 Fretboard Domination Certification
2018 Geometric Guitar Teaching Method Certification
2018 Dynamic Group Guitar Teaching Training Certification
2018 Rotating Formats Guitar Teaching Training Certification
2018 Rapid Results Guitar Training Certification
2018 Perfect Practice Guitar Training Certification
2017 Total Guitar Mastery Training Certification
Pricing varies upon the program the student is enrolled in. Details are discussed at FREE introductory session to determine if we are a good student and teacher fit.
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