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David K.

Experienced Music Teacher specializing in Classical Guitar

Experienced Music Teacher specializing in Classical Guitar

$40/hour

  • 46 hours tutoring

About David


Bio

I have been playing music my whole life, performing and teaching professionally since my early twenties. I began as a classic-rock inspired singer/songwriter, but I have studied many styles of music including Jazz, Rock, Pop, Country, Blues, Bluegrass and Classical as well as more exotic styles such as Spanish Flamenco, Japanese Taiko and Indonesian Gamelan.
I received both my Bachelor and Master's Degrees in Classical Guitar Performance, graduating at the top of my class with numerous...

I have been playing music my whole life, performing and teaching professionally since my early twenties. I began as a classic-rock inspired singer/songwriter, but I have studied many styles of music including Jazz, Rock, Pop, Country, Blues, Bluegrass and Classical as well as more exotic styles such as Spanish Flamenco, Japanese Taiko and Indonesian Gamelan.
I received both my Bachelor and Master's Degrees in Classical Guitar Performance, graduating at the top of my class with numerous awards. I have performed in master classes with some of the world's top classical and finger-style guitarists such as David Russell, Ralph Towner and Andrew York. I now freelance as a performer/composer/instructor in the greater Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and beyond!

I am patient, empathic and knowledgeable with a love of music that I want to share with other people. I have taught music to folks ages 2 to 92 with a focus on the student and their personal success. I want to help you further your musical journey.

If you have any questions regarding my services please don't hesitate to contact me!


Education

Southern Oregon University
BA in Music
Portland State University
Masters

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Subjects

History

Music History

Music History

I completed both my Undergraduate and Masters Degrees in Music Performance. I graduated at the top of my class with a 4.0 cumulative GPA. I excelled in all music subjects including Music History. History in general is a subject of great interest and personal study for me.

Music

Ear Training,

Ear Training

I completed both my Undergraduate and Masters Degrees in Music Performance. I graduated at the top of my class with a 4.0 cumulative GPA. I excelled in all music subjects including Music Theory and Aural Skills. I excelled in all ear training courses and love teaching people this vital skill.
General Music,

General Music

I completed both my Undergraduate and Masters Degrees in Music Performance with a focus on Classical Guitar. I graduated at the top of my class and performed in master classes with some of the worlds top classical guitarists including David Russell and Andrew York. I have also studied many popular styles of music including Jazz, Rock, Pop, Bluegrass and Country.
Guitar,

Guitar

I have been playing music most of my life and have studied many styles of guitar including Jazz, Rock, Classical, Bluegrass, Country and Flamenco. As a kid I taught myself to play by ear but later studied guitar formally, eventually receiving my Masters in Music Performance. This gives me a unique approach combining the solid foundation of a formal classical training with the intuitive creativeness that comes from being self taught and "learning by ear".
Music History,

Music History

I completed both my Undergraduate and Masters Degrees in Music Performance. I graduated at the top of my class with a 4.0 cumulative GPA. I excelled in all music subjects including Music History. History in general is a subject of great interest and personal study for me.
Music Theory,

Music Theory

I completed both my Undergraduate and Masters Degrees in Music Performance with a focus on Classical Guitar. I graduated at the top of my class with a 4.0 cumulative GPA. I excelled in all music subjects including Music Theory and Aural Skills. I am also familiar with popular styles of music such as Jazz, Rock, Blues, Pop, Bluegrass and Country.
Songwriting

Songwriting

Though I completed my Masters Degrees in Music Performance, I began my musical journey as a singer/songwriter and continue to honor and pursue this aspect of my musicality. I have studied and composed songs in many popular styles of music including Jazz, Rock, Pop, Bluegrass, Country, and Sacred Choral Music.

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Keeping it going 🤗

David continues to be upbeat, patient and compassionate with my 7 year old. Looking forward to the next lesson, See you next week!

Rosie, 7 lessons with David

Strumming along...

This is our 3rd lesson with David, he continues to be super patient with my 7yr old. I was worried my son might be too young to learn guitar but he is catching on a little at a time. My son especially likes it when David encourages him to create his own songs and even add words too...I like it because this could add to our homeschool curriculum “language arts - spelling, writing, vocabulary” etc. Thanks David for helping out, ha ha!! See you next week!

Rosie, 7 lessons with David

Knowledgeable, patient, and enthusiastic

David is a great teacher, a real musical scholar. His knowledge of musical theory, his diverse styles and upbeat personality made the lesson comforting. I look forward to several future instructions by becoming a better musician, songwriter, and student of the guitar.

Matt, 4 lessons with David

Excellent instructor with a great vibe!

David listened to my concerns and addressed them very well. He was informative and supplied me with some options to my music compositions. He is a warm and positive teacher I would recommend for any student, beginner to advanced. He is a skilled musician and vocalist.

Andy, 1 lesson with David
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David K.

$40/hour

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  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact David

Response time: 2 hours