Education

In addition to his work as a performer, David is an active teacher, available for lessons both in-person in New York City and online for anywhere in the world. His teaching includes the areas of: 

  • Guitar (for all levels and a range of genres)
  • Jazz Improvisation (for all instruments)
  • Theory, Harmony, Rhythm
  • Preparing for a music school audition 

He is on faculty at the New York Jazz Workshop, Midori & Friends, and Blair Academy, holding a degree in Performance from Berklee College of Music. He is the author of the book "Intervallic Patterns for Improvisation" and currently working on his second book "Two-Part Improvisation for Guitar."

His philosophy towards education is the classic metaphor, “Give someone a fish, you feed them for a day; teach someone how to fish, you feed them for a lifetime.” He believes that an effective teacher influences the student to teach themself in the long-run as they continually develop their craft, working with the student to remove any barriers inhibiting them from their ideal form of musical expression. 

For information about scheduling and rates, please contact David at any time.