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David M.

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Music and Elementary Teacher
Music and Elementary Teacher
David M.

1,188 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

1,188 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About David


Bio

Dear prospective students and parents,

I am a professional violinist and teacher. I have performed in many symphony orchestras in the U.S. including the Brevard Symphony and the Space Coast Pops here in Florida. I also teach many other instruments including all the strings, violin, cello, viola, double bass viol, guitar, bass guitar banjo, mandolin, recorder, autoharp, hammer dulcimer, glockenspiel etc. In high school I became concert master of our string orchestra and won first prize in a...

Dear prospective students and parents,

I am a professional violinist and teacher. I have performed in many symphony orchestras in the U.S. including the Brevard Symphony and the Space Coast Pops here in Florida. I also teach many other instruments including all the strings, violin, cello, viola, double bass viol, guitar, bass guitar banjo, mandolin, recorder, autoharp, hammer dulcimer, glockenspiel etc. In high school I became concert master of our string orchestra and won first prize in a solo competition during the high school music summer session. I also became concert master of our local junior symphony in my senior high school year. In college at the University of Oregon I became concert master of our university symphony in my junior year. I also won a Presser Foundation scholarship for solo violin playing performing the Faure violin Sonata. I was principal 2nd violin in the Black Hills Symphony when I taught strings in Rapid City South Dakota for 2 years.

I started violin at age six, and I've been teaching and performing ever since then. We had a string quartet in my family because my brother played cello, while sister Paula played viola and my sister Alice played 2nd violin.

Recently I have also began teaching music to children with autism. Music is excellent therapy for them. One of my students plays violin, one plays glockenspiel and three others play piano with me. Although my specialty and college degree is in music, I was an excellent student in other areas, which is why you might like to have me tutor English, math, or other subjects. I also like to teach fiddle music, bluegrass, folk.
1986-1988 University of Oregon Bachelor of Arts in Music Education
MUSIC PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE
1994-2000 violinist Brevard Symphony Melbourne FL
1994-2001 Space Coast Pops Cocoa FL
1993 Hendersonville Symphony Hendersonville NC
1992-1993 Asheville Symphony Asheville NC


Education

University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance
Lane Community College, Eugene Oregon and the University of Oregon, Eugene Oregon
Graduate Coursework
Lewis and Clark College - Portland, OR
Graduate Coursework

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Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL, Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold Bachelor of Violin Performance and Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Oregon. I find that most performers also teach. My music teaching degree certifies me to teach from K-12 as did my state teaching certificates. The older I get the more joy I receive from teaching very young and preschool children.
Phonics,

Phonics

I earned a Bachelor of Arts music education 1988 University of Oregon. I also have 7 years public school teacher. My certification in 5 states inclues Alaska. Additionally, I am a certified Suzuki music teacher. Plus, I took phonics for German language at Portland State University in Oregon as part of a German minor for college studies. The principles are the similar for English.
Elementary Science, Grammar, Vocabulary

English

English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, SAT Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Music History

Music History

Music History was a 2 year course at my college and I continue to study it as part of my teaching. Sometimes I wish I had become a musicologist because of questions I encounter teaching.

Homeschool

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold Bachelor of Violin Performance and Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Oregon. I find that most performers also teach. My music teaching degree certifies me to teach from K-12 as did my state teaching certificates. The older I get the more joy I receive from teaching very young and preschool children.
Piano,

Piano

I have been performing and teaching piano for over 20 years. I taught music in the public schools for 7 years before beginning private teaching.
English, ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra, SAT Reading, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL

Math

Prealgebra

Most Popular

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold Bachelor of Violin Performance and Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Oregon. I find that most performers also teach. My music teaching degree certifies me to teach from K-12 as did my state teaching certificates. The older I get the more joy I receive from teaching very young and preschool children.
Piano,

Piano

I have been performing and teaching piano for over 20 years. I taught music in the public schools for 7 years before beginning private teaching.
English, ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra, Writing

Music

Cello,

Cello

I have Bachelor of Violin Performance and Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Oregon. I have performed and taught cello for over 20 years. I studied cello under Dr. Robert H., former national cello teacher of the year.
Clarinet,

Clarinet

I hold a bachelor of music degree in violin performance, composition and music education from the University of Oregon. I hold state teaching certificates for several states and I taught music in public schools for over 7 years. One year I taught band and clarinet in South Dakota. Presently I teach privately and perform with the Boggy Creek Band.
Drums,

Drums

I took percussion technics at the University of Oregon and later earned a bachelor of music degree. I'm especially interested in pitched percussion and frequently teach using a glockenspiel or orchestra bell set. I'm an alumna of the Space Coast Pops and currently perform in the Boggy Creek Band.
Ear Training,

Ear Training

My ear training study began in elementary school with a program with Portland Parks on Saturdays. We did solfege, etc. It helped me develop a sense of perfect pitch which has proven invaluable for playing the violin and becoming a professional piano tuner. I hold a Bachelor of Violin performance and Bachelor of Music Education degrees from the University of Oregon.
Flute,

Flute

Flute techniques was a semester part of the curriculum to earning 3 Bachelor of Music degrees from the University of Oregon. I also play violin, piano and recorder. I specialize in folk styles.
French Horn,

French Horn

I hold a bachelor of music degree from the University of Oregon in Music education. I taught band in Timberlake South Dakota public schools and strings, general music, and choir or 7 years. I took French Horn Technics class in college.
General Music,

General Music

Although I am primarily a violinist I hold a Bachelor of Music in music education degree from the University of Oregon. I continue to branch out and teach new instruments each year. I also teach autistic children. Music is great therapy for them.
Guitar,

Guitar

I began to play guitar in college and have performed and taught guitar for over 20 years. I play and teach bluegrass, rock, and country styles on guitar. I have a Bachelor's in violin performance and a Bachelor's in Music Education from the University of Oregon.
Music History,

Music History

Music History was a 2 year course at my college and I continue to study it as part of my teaching. Sometimes I wish I had become a musicologist because of questions I encounter teaching.
Music Theory,

Music Theory

I teach music theory also.
Piano,

Piano

I have been performing and teaching piano for over 20 years. I taught music in the public schools for 7 years before beginning private teaching.
Sight Singing,

Sight Singing

I began sight singing in 1st grade with a class sponsored by the Portland Parks. We learned solfege and interval recognition. That helped me develop my sense of perfect pitch which I use daily as a piano tuner and violinist. I also continue to sing in many performing ensembles.
Trombone,

Trombone

High school and middle school Band Teacher in Timber Lake South Dakota for 1 year. Brass Techniques Semester Course University of Oregon. Experience as brass teacher on trumpet, sousaphone, tuba and trombone as private teacher several years.
Trumpet,

Trumpet

My grandfather played trumpet and his instrument is the one I'm playing today. I took brass technics at the University of Oregon, received a bachelor of music degree, and taught Band at Timberlake High School in South Dakota using that same trumpet. I'm an alumna of the Space Coast Pops and currently play in the Boggy Creek Band. I teach private music lessons in Central Florida.
Violin,

Violin

I have over 20 years of teaching and performing experience, as well as Bachelors' degrees in violin performance and music education. I am certified in the Suzuki method but I also can teach in the traditional method. I also teach fiddling and competed and won many fiddle contests in the U.S.
Voice (Music)

Voice (Music)

I hold a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Ed., violin performance, and composition from the University of Oregon. I taught high school choir and elementary general music in the public schools for 7 years. I also taught voice private lessons for 3 years. Currently I sing and perform with a combo called the Boggy Creek Band.

Other

ESL/ESOL

Special Needs

Phonics

Phonics

I earned a Bachelor of Arts music education 1988 University of Oregon. I also have 7 years public school teacher. My certification in 5 states inclues Alaska. Additionally, I am a certified Suzuki music teacher. Plus, I took phonics for German language at Portland State University in Oregon as part of a German minor for college studies. The principles are the similar for English.

Summer

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I hold Bachelor of Violin Performance and Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Oregon. I find that most performers also teach. My music teaching degree certifies me to teach from K-12 as did my state teaching certificates. The older I get the more joy I receive from teaching very young and preschool children.
Piano,

Piano

I have been performing and teaching piano for over 20 years. I taught music in the public schools for 7 years before beginning private teaching.
ESL/ESOL, GED, Writing

Test Preparation

GED, SAT Reading

Ratings and Reviews


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4.8 (271 ratings)
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Great music teacher!!!

Within just a few lesson my abilities have gotten much better. I am feeling more confident and I am enjoying our time together. I am learning more about the structure & history of music and the genre I want to play. Highly recommend

Kym, 29 lessons with David

My Daughter Loved her Lesson

My daughter really enjoyed her lessons with David - David is very calm and supportive for a beginner flute playing 11 year old. Highly recommend to anyone looking for music lessons!

Meredith, 2 lessons with David

David clearly is a very experienced teacher of violin. I learned a lot in one lesson.

David plunged right in to teach me, and adult beginner, the basics of playing the violin. He included guidance on holding the violin and bow, the mechanics of bowing, and had me playing some simple patterns on the violin. He even helped me fix a problem I had with my bow not tightening properly. He obviously is very well versed in techniques of teaching the violin.

Alexander, 1 lesson with David

Great Instructor

My 9-year-old was playing his electric guitar within the first session. David is great is a great teacher. We've had over five sessions with him and my son is learning something new in each class.

Fabiola, 8 lessons with David

Friendly and informative

David taught my 4th grader her first trumpet lesson ever and he skills were fantastic. Instruction and communication that David gave were very good. We already have our next lesson scheduled and would definitely recommend David as an instructor.

Barney, 2 lessons with David

First Lesson for Double Bass

David showed Noah how to tune his double base and a few new songs. First lesson was mostly to familiarize each other, see what all Noah already new and to get use to virtual learning setting. Noah enjoyed the learning session aside from he gets from his Orchestra classroom.

Evelyn, 25 lessons with David

Great with first time adult student!

David was awesome! I had a completely untuned violin when we started and by the end of the hour I was already playing some notes. Patient and knowledgeable. It's not easy in these pandemic times with everything distanced!

Kelsey, 18 lessons with David

Knowledgeable tutor

My son has been studying music from him since Apr. he taught him playing piano, ukulele and flute and sing songs. My son enjoys and learns a lot from the classes.

Coco, 56 lessons with David

Thoughtful Tutor

Appreciate David repairing my son's guitar after it fell over and the floor cracked the neck. He took home the guitar and brought it back on the follow up lesson with it repaired.

Fred, 99 lessons with David
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