The Fresh Experience

The Fresh Experience

5.0 (4)
1 employee
12 years in business

About this pro

I am a professional musician.  I play Lead & Rhythm guitar, Bass guitar, some keyboards, compose songs and, teach and perform.  

I have been playing guitar since Nov. 1967. I have worked on the road, in studios in LA, CA and Denver, CO.  I have a very solid foundation in Music Theory as well as Multi-track recording.

I currently have two CDs out worldwide.  "Fresh Life" and "A Pearl of a Moment". 

I post my music that I've written and perform on my SoundCloud  

As of May 9th, 2018, the above website has been "hit/listened to" 19,068 times worldwide. 

My FB page is David Freshman. I have a LinkedIn page also, but it doesn't really list much about my Music work.  Mostly my past career as a Senior Financial Healthcare Analyst and book author. (I have written a book on healthcare). 

It gives me great joy to see how happy people get when they learn to play Guitar and/or Bass guitar!  A light comes on in their eyes. 

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Aurora, CO 80013
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4 Reviews


  • Michael Hornbuckle

    Dave knows his stuff

  • Glen Holguin

    Dave Freshman has lived and breathed music 24/7 for 50+ years. He is a master at the guitar and his enthusiasm and passion are unsurpassed. I have personally had the honor of receiving private guitar lessons from Dave on a number of occasions. When you sit down with Dave for a guitar lesson you can't help but to rise to another level. Whether you are a beginner or a pro guitar player, I highly recommend Dave Freshman. He will definitely open your eyes and ears to something new on the guitar!

  • Laura Whitlock

    I went from being a timid player with basic chord knowledge to becoming a confident player in a locally renowned band. Dave Freshman taught me everything from music theory to how to write songs. While I am mostly a rhythm player, he taught me how to play lead. He would provide me a lesson and a back track and I would go home and add the leads. It was fun. Dave is a very intuitive teacher and knows just the right speed to go and the best method for his students.

  • Danny Vigil

    With Dave’s many years of experience in the music industry, he has to ability to tailor his instruction to every level from a beginner just learning to play, to pro’s trying to up their game. Highly recommended.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

1. Asking about what the student wishes to accomplish. 

2. Have they had previous/prior lessons? 

3. What types of Music do they wish to study/learn about? 

4. What is their ultimate goal and how can I help them reach it? 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Three years working with studio musician Charles Martin in Beverly Hills, CA from 1968-1971.  (He worked with Glen Campbell, Mike Nesmith, Peter Tork and other session musicians).

Two years study at the Dick Grove School of Music in Sherman Oaks, CA with Lee Ritenour and Jeff Richman. (1985-1986).

51 years of playing/performing and over 44 years of studio work. Started playing in November 1967.  Worked in LA studios from 1974 until 1985.  

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

My rates are for usually a half hour.  That would be $35 for 1/2 an hour.  

For hour lessons, I give a discount: $60 per hour. 

How did you get started teaching?

I enjoy teaching about Music, Guitar, Bass guitar and Songwriting.  

I started to teach to earn extra money while going to Cal State University, Northridge.  This was in 1980.

What types of students have you worked with?

I usually work with children ages 16+, young adults and adults.  Both women and men. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Performing at our local hospital, University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, CO. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Ask me as many questions as you want to so that you get the right teacher for you! 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What style of music do they wish to learn? 

What are their ultimate goals as a budding musician?  

What techniques/tools/reference material does the teacher utilize? 

How often should I practice initally?  What would be a good instrument (Guitar/Bass to start on while I'm developing my finger callouses and hand strength? 

Can you help me with my timing and rhythm?  (This is actually the most difficult part for students).