Hi! My name is David. I offer assistance with graduate and undergraduate level coursework for various music topics. The courses I tutor include popular and traditional styles including Jazz. My teaching style focuses on assessment, and feedback.
My tutoring is determined by the goals of the learner. Your first lesson is free. When the consultation is given, a needs assessment is developed. Online instruction continues a cycle of feedback and assessment through synchronous and asynchronous activities. Face to Face tutoring is optional.
Learners may take Face to Face (F2F) or Online lessons. If you are interested in F2F lessons, we can meet in Howard County public libraries. Locations in DC and Baltimore may also be considered.
MS Educational Studies
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 2016
Bachelors of Traditional Composition
Berklee College of Music, Boston, Mass 1998
Catholic University of America
Performance Studies (Contra Bass) 2018 Anticipated
Professor Ira Gold (NSO) - 2013-Present
Professor, Cecil McBee: Acoustic Bass Jazz – 2010-2012
Dr. Wei Der Huang: Piano 2003-2006
Professor, Steve Novosel: Acoustic Bass Jazz - 1999-2001
Professor, Jason Phillips: Acoustic Bass Orchestral Literature – 1999-2000
Professor, Calvin Jones: Big Band Writing and Arranging 1999-2001
Professor, Andre Frasen: Piano 1997-1998 Professor, Denis Leclaire: Traditional Theory and Composition Musicology: 1988-1993 Professor, Jerry Bergonzi: Improvisation - 1988-1991 Professor, Oscar Stegnaro: Afro Cuban Styles -1985-1986
35 years experience performing many styles of music.
David is terrific performing musician, composer, and a dedicated educator capable of working with many types of learners. I recommend him as a teacher in the areas of theory, composition, orchestration, arranging, and music history without any hesitation.
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