David Sampen is a multidimensional artist, composer and producer with 25 years experience in the business. Well known from the famous L.A. rock bands "Expiate", "Sound Library", "As Is", and "80-DO", he is currently collaborating with various Southern Califronia artists on several music projexts as well as maintaining his solo career.
David's parents both have doctorates in Music, so it is no suprise that David had detailed and extensive training as a musician. He first fell under the spell of Eddie Van Halen before he left elementary school. David's natural ability, strong work ethic, and thirst for knowledge served him well and he is now one of the worlds top Eddie Van Halen specialist. His desire to help other's learn and grow stems from his upbringing.
What makes David stand out as a teacher is his ability to understand his students motivation and goals and build a unique lesson plan to lead them to success.
Getting to know the students and watching their progress.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
The first lesson is usually spent figuring out where the student is at currently and what their goals are. Once this has been established a uninque lesson plan will be created for the student. Periodically the goals and lessen plan may be changed to match the students progression.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
David studied under world renowned teachers including: Mark Bunce, Mary Natvig, Marilynn Shrude and John Sampen.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Rates are $45 an hour.
How did you get started teaching?
Growing up the child of two tenured professors of music created a solid foundation and well rounded knowledge. It was a natural progression for him to begin helping others learn.
What types of students have you worked with?
David works with all ages and types.