David Holtzer Creative Services

David Holtzer Creative Services

5.0 (4)
1 hire on Lessons.com
1 employee
2 years in business

About this pro

I've been a guitarist for over 20 years and have played in numerous bands throughout college at UGA. I've been teaching lessons for about 5 years with students of all ages and music of all types.

I've been attached to my Canon DSLR and take it everywhere with me. My favorite type of photography is landscape and wildlife. I am also well versed in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop and would love to share my tips and tricks that I've picked up along the way!

My music - instrumental rock/ambient/blues (link below)

Dave & The Ideas https://songwhip.com/artist/dave-and-the-ideas


I love seeing my students progress and develop their own unique style of playing. Teaching not only the theory of music, but the understanding of how to figure out the key of a song and know how to jam to it is so phenomenal that it's beyond words. 

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Woodstock, GA 30188
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4 Reviews


  • Jason Goodwin

    The great thing about taking guitar lessons from David is that even though he’s insanely talented, he knows that not everyone is and works with you at your speed and in a way that makes sense to you. For me is was learning how to play along with certain songs and then from there we started working on our own ones. I can actually play chords now! Definitely would recommend if your looking to learn from one of the best.

  • Kyle

    EXCELLENT guitarist that can shred!! Recommend for anybody looking to learn more about all types of music!

  • Austin

    Great guitarist! Knows his stuff and easy to work with! Thumbs up 100%

  • Ashley S.

    David is extremely personable and knowledgable. He made me feel comfortable learning beginning photography, and he now continues to push me in pursuing my own photography career. I learned Photoshop & Lightroom from him, skills I personally enjoy and ones that are very marketable! I can't express how much I've enjoyed my lessons with David. You're in good hands!

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

Start off with the very beginning with learning the basics of guitar (depending on the current knowledge of the student). Before becoming a  guide famous rock star, you need to first learn how to learn how your insrument works!

#1 The anatomy of the guitar

#2 String names and tuning

#3 Anatomy of the guitar

#4 Holding a guitar and pick properly

#5 Reading notes and basic music theory fundamentals

#6 Begin basics of chords and strumming techniques, rhythm, and musical style

#7 Keep jamming

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

I've grown up taking guitar lessons since I was 7 starting with the process listed above. After learning music theory I was then taught how to play by ear, which has allowed me to learn to play every type of genre or easily pickup with a new band and start playing.

I've always gravitated towards blues, started learning Delta blues and slide guitar at a young age.

Played in 4 bands in college (UGA) 2 in High School, and as a hobby I play and record my own music on Spotify, apple music, etc. Influences include:

Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, T-Bone Walker, Rory Gallagher, Eric Clapton, Johnny Winter, Bo Diddley, B.B. King

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


How did you get started teaching?

Referrals -taught clients of all ages ranging from 6 years old to 50+

What types of students have you worked with?

All ages

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

New LP release under as new artist name. Hot Dave and the Uglies

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

Learn how to at least read some notes on guitar and then learn by ear. Guitar tabs always used last!

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

Are they eager and willing to play guitar? Will they work at it and truly want to learn?

If so, take lessons. It's worth it.