David First

David First

5.0 (7)
14 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
36 years in business

About this pro

I'm a composer, performer and teacher, written up in Pitchfork, The Village Voice, Guitar Player, and NYTimes, who makes it fun for beginners and fully develops the advanced. I teach all styles and desires, from songwriters who are interested in developing their creativity/improv skills, to those who'd love to play their favorite songs. I teach electric and bass guitar, midi and computer recording, fingerpicking, songwriting, noise, improvisation, rocking out, psychedelic sonic landscapes, blues, funky stuff, alternative tuning, various jazz-avant theories, guilty pop pleasures and ???

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Brooklyn, NY 11222
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7 Reviews


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  • Anjali Nair

    David is an awesome teacher - he's really quick at figuring out where your strengths and weakness lie and creating specific exercises to improve your playing. He's also got interesting perspectives on music and is a really nice guy!

  • Jodie

    David's an incredibly gifted teacher that I recommend to guitarists of all levels. In just a few lessons his technique laid the groundwork for being a more competent and cognizant musician, and after 6 months the change in my playing was dramatic.

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