I've been performing and teaching professionally for over 20 years. While the guitar is my main instrument, I have a degree in Music Education from NJCU, where I learned to play and teach multiple brass, woodwind and percussion instruments. I have been an elementary public school band director in North Jersey for 17 years. I have been honored with the Governors' Teacher of the Year Award in 2008 and have won several awards with my school ensembles. I can teach beginning through intermediate levels on most instruments, and advanced/professional lessons on all styles of the guitar. Please check out my website for more information: www.davecrum.com
Dave is the best! We are so lucky to have found such an amazing music teacher for the kids. He has taught them so much but most importantly, he continually fosters their love for music and always encourages them to keep learning. My kids went from not wanting to join concert band in school to joining not only concert band but also Jazz band and marching band. Dave is super cool and personable, not to mention his extensive experience and teaching qualifications, I mean kids just ADORE him. Thank you so so much for all these years of amazing music instruction. You always challenged the kids to the point they surprised themselves (and us parents) with the music they can make. If you want the best music teacher out there, go to Dave! You will not be disappointed.
Dave is a superb music teacher! His credentials and work say it all! My son has been going to Dave for private guitar lessons for about 3 years now (minus a whole year break due to Covid-19). He was 7 years old then and didn't even know how to hold the guitar when he started. He's now able to read music, play his favorite tunes and even create his own songs. He excels in his music class at school. It was challenging to keep the motivation going at first but with Dave's professionalism, care, knowledge, relatability, patience and fun approach my son is able to learn fast and he has tons of fun while doing it. He loves to jam out with Dave during his sessions! This has been one of the best investments on an extracurricular, the time spent with Dave is worth every pennie and I can't wait to get my lil' 5 year old started.
Without a doubt, Dave Crum is the coolest music teacher ever! My two children have been very lucky to have him as their teacher for the past several years. My daughter takes flute classes and my son takes guitar and percussion lessons. They respect Dave Crum and enjoy his lessons very much. Dave Crum has a natural way of making kids want to learn. He is inspirational, down to earth, patient, flexible, and fun! His passion and love of music is as pure as it comes and he teaches his students not only how to play their musical instrument, but to love playing it. I definitely recommend Dave Crum for anyone wanting to learn any type of instrument - guitar, percussion, flute, horn, saxophone, piano, and so on and so on!! Just take your pick! He teaches them all and does it well! Truly gifted!
Dave is an extremely talented stage and studio musician, as well as instructor. As an older player, who had been away from the guitar for awhile. I did not want my lessons to be strictly about theory and reading music. At the first lesson I explained what I was really looking to accomplish from my time with him. After a few suggestions from him my practice routine became alot less boring and alot more productive, utilizing internet tools that I did not know about. Most recently my lessons have moved to song writing. I also believe I am becoming more confident in using the skills I have learned while with Dave.. With work and children demands, Dave has also been very understanding and accommodating when it comes to my lesson scheduling. A++
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