Dave Carlson, Guitar
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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:
Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers
Wear masks during the job
Disinfect surfaces touched during the job
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Interested musical styles
Guitar Lessons (for adults)
Really enjoyed first lesson. I'm a total beginner. Dave was patient, knowledgeable, and encouraging. Broke things down and gave helpful hacks for beginner problems. Much more satisfying and productive than online apps.Feb 11, 2017Verified
Dave is an excellent teacher. Instead of just giving you a scripted set of lessons, Dave's lessons are built upon a developed understanding of his students musical wants and needs. Dave takes the time to get to know his students and develops there lessons around them. This leads to a system where each student learns at his or her own pace while ensuring that the lessons are challenging and entertaining. I HIGHLY recommend taking lessons with Dave as you will absolutely not be disappointed! GREAT, FUN, and PERSONABLE LESSONS!!!Aug 12, 2014Verified
I just had my first lesson with Dave. In addition to giving clear and detailed instructions, he also made the lesson fun. He is clearly knowledgeable and experienced in his craft. I am looking forward to continued guitar instruction from him.Oct 23, 2014Verified
I have a 10 year old daughter who has recently taken an interest in guitar. Santa Rosa has several places to choose from in regards to music lessons and we are very pleased to have found Dave. As a parent it is very important to find an instructor who is, not only knowledgeable & patient but also engaging & creative. After meeting with a couple of music teachers & inquiring for months on rates, I started feeling completely overwhelmed with over the top prices! It was a relief to find Dave. He is the owner of Music Biz in Santa Rosa where he also gives music lessons. On our first meeting Dave was very sweet & courteous. He asked my daughter what music she enjoyed listening to & what she would eventually like to play. My daughter said, Taylor Swift, Dave pulled out his iPad looked up one of her songs & began to play You Belong With Me on his guitar. My daughter was so surprised & excited, she turned to look at me and said, I want him to teach me guitar! It was this first encounter that made me feel confident that Dave was a good fit for my daughter. Dave keeps my daughter interested in guitar by teaching her the fundamentals while exposing her to a variety of music genres. She has been taking lessons with Dave for a little over 2 months & has enjoyed every minute. I would definitely recommend Dave as a music teacher to all my friends & family.Oct 11, 2012VerifiedDave Carlson, Guitar's reply
Thank you very much for the review see you next week
Guitar Lessons (for adults)
Dave is great. Very knowledgeable and most important, very patient.Jan 30, 2017Verified
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I started playing music in grade school with the clarinet/saxophone. I played all thru high school. When I ws 17 I took up the guitar and began playing in rock n roll bands. In 1978 my band, The Tazmanian Devils, was signed to Warner Brothers Records. We recorded 2 albums on Warners. We recorded a live EP for Dublab Records in 1982 and a CD for Dubwest in 2006. In the mid 80s I operated Icehouse Recording. We recorded 2 albums for Chris Isaak produced by Erik Jacobsen. We also recorded Buddy Miles, David Crosby,and Marty Balin. I have worked at Music Biz in Santa Rosa since 2001 and became the owner in 2011.
- What types of customers have you worked with?Provide instruction in guitar, bass, and uke. Provide musical equipment and accesories at discounted prices. Share the experiences of a life long envolvement in the music business.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?I have lifetime of hands on experience in performing musical orgainizations. I am a thorough music teacher in that I teach my students the language/vocabulary of music as well as the practical skills necessary to preform in musical groups.