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David L In HomeHome In StudioStudio Teaches OnlineOnline
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Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Double Bass
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, Funk, Reggae, Latin Jazz, Swing, Punk

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David L In Home In Studio Teaches Online
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Double Bass
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, Funk, Reggae, Latin Jazz, Swing, Punk

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In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 5-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:
Jazz Studies, University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music Double Bass Performance, Northern Kentucky University
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Played Red Gorilla Festival, Austin, TX

Featured band on NPR, Michael Feldman’s “Whad’ya Know?”

Recorded live on The Current, Minneapolis, MN

Recorded live on Daytrotter Sessions, Rock Island, IL

 

Overview:
My name is David and I'm a professional musician who just moved to North Austin. I came from Cincinnati, where I went to the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. I have been teaching for over fifteen years, and I'm looking to get a few new students. When I was young I asked my dad to teach me something on his old acustic guitar. Before he knew it I was taking lessons and surpassing him on guitar and piano. In high school I started listening to a wide variety of music and began teaching under the auspices of a local teacher with a studio. I eventually saved up enough money to buy a good double bass, the instrument that I would later use in college and many ensembles. I was attending school full time and teaching, at times, thirty hours a week. I joined bands that gigged regularly around Cincinnati and the country. We were recorded on NPR and a handful local, independent radio stations in the midwest. After college, I continuted teaching and found a regular gig at an upscale hotel in downtown Cincinnati. I played with in the Philip Paul Jazz Trio, three nights a week and every holiday in the hotel lounge. 
EXPERIENCE
I teach guitar, piano, bass guitar and even upright bass. If it's a tutor you are looking for I can also teach music theory and appreciation. I have a knack for teaching young people, probably because when I was young when I started my musical journey. I've been very successful at inspiring a student's love of music and instilling the patience required to take on the challenge of playing an instrument. I also have experience teaching children with special needs such as ADHD and the Autism Spectrum.  
METHODS USED
No matter the age or experience level of the student, I like to get them playing steady, complete sounding music within the first month. It may sound a little daunting at first, but I truly believe anyone is capable of playing music. For the beginning guitarist I typically use Hal Leonard method books, for the beginning pianist, the Alfred series. For the advanced levels I use (and have used myself) the Berklee Guitar Method and for piano, either the Easy Classics to Moderns series or First Lessons in Bach. When I teach double bass I start with the Progressive Repertoire series of method books. For the more advanced double bassist I teach the techniques of Simandl, Rabbath and common orchestral excerpts. I am very fond of teaching solo repertoire for the bassist, such as Eccles, Dragonetti and Bach.  
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The first thing I like to do is get to know you, the music you enjoy and your goals. I always come prepared to lead, but in a way, I like to begin by following the student's lead.   In addition to learning from you, I intend to present you with new information, to try and broaden your musical tastes and teach you how to be an active listener.      
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