David First

David First

5.0Exceptional(7 reviews)
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About

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 ???


Details

Hired 14 times
1 employee
37 years in business
Serves Brooklyn , NY
Offers online services

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Jeff R.

February 01, 2020
Hired on Lessons

Batya R.

January 29, 2019
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Anjali N.

David is an awesome teacher - hes really quick at figuring out where your strengths and weakness lie and creating specific exercises to improve your playing. Hes also got interesting perspectives on music and is a really nice guy!
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January 12, 2018

Jodie

Davids 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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January 11, 2018

Kurt W.

David combines teaching the fundamental techniques with showing me how to play the songs that I actually /want/ to play. Both aspects are being taught with great professionalism as well as a good dosage of fun. I can only highly recommend him!
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January 10, 2018

Liz N.

David is a fantastic teacher. He is extremely attentive and very adaptable to what you want as a student. I had no previous guitar experience and needed to learn basics for a show and he made it happen. I highly recommend him!
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January 09, 2018

Services offered

Guitar
Harmonica
Bass Guitar
Music Theory