Dave has my highest praise and recommendation as a guitar teacher extraordinaire. He is an inspiration as a guitarist, a teacher, and a person. As a person, he is caring, respectful, trustworthy, and fun-loving. He's a semi-retired behavioral therapist, whose mission in life is to help others achieve success, and this mission is evident in the way he approaches teaching. As a guitarist, he knows, can play, and can teach every aspect of guitar, from beginner to advanced, in any genre of guitar music. He's a former performer and can play a guitar with the best. And his repertoire of guitar music is endless. As a teacher, he is a patient listener, he encourages and motivates us by being positive in his appraisal of our work, and he's a fun-loving guy who knows that we learn best when we are enjoying what we do. He is also an inventive teacher, who knows each student's learning style, and he has a toolbox of unique ways students can learn skills and techniques more easily. His greatest joy is seeing us take those "quantum leaps" to the next level of achievement.
Dave is a teacher who opens doors to new aspects of music and encourages us to reach beyond our expectations for ourselves. And we do reach. It is amazing what I have accomplished beyond that horizon.
I'm 75 years old. I've been taking lessons from Dave for 13 months, and I've never had so much fun learning something new. From a rank beginner, I can now find music I like, look up the chords, transpose if necessary, and sit down and enjoy playing. I've found a pleasure in playing guitar that I had never imagined. Dave has translated his love of playing into his love of teaching, and I have been one of the happy beneficiaries of his gift.
Dave is a treasure.Taking lessons with him is a truly joyful experience. Whatever your talents and aspirations, you will achieve your goals and even beyond. I recommend taking lessons from Dave as one of the best investments in music education you can make, and your results will add a new dimension of enjoyment to your life.