David Andrew Smith
David Andrew Smith

David Andrew Smith

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Introduction: David is a successful singer/songwriter/guitarist in the Washington, DC area. He has a bachelor's degree in Music with a concentration in composition from Salisbury University, where he also studied jazz and classical guitar . In the 20 years he has been performing (17 of those professionally) and playing guitar, he has released 4 CDs and written over 200 original songs. He has opened for major national acts like Journey, Maroon 5, Toby Keith, Owl City, My Chemical Romance, The Used, Thrice, Story of the Year, The Bouncing Souls, Eric Hutchinson, Virginia Coalition and Graham Colton. In the process, he has performed at such notable venues as FedEx Field, Nationals Park, Jiffy Lube Live/Nissan Pavilion, the 9:30 Club, Rams Head Live and the Recher Theatre. As a teacher, David has taught in numerous locations in the Maryland area for the last 20 years. His students generally range anywhere from 4-70+ years old and come from a wide range of backgrounds and levels of proficiency, from basic beginners to advanced. Some of his students have also gone on to pursue careers in music, others have just learned as a hobby, and some have been somewhere in between the two. All are welcome!
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26 years in business

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2020

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2021

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Very good 4.6

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Andrew C.
Oct 5, 2021
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It’s been great working with David so far. Very patient and really helps breakdown the fundamentals so you have a great framework, especially at a beginners level. Excellent teacher!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training • No, cannot read music • Acoustic • Rock • Classical • What the teacher recommends • No, but the student is planning to purchase an instrument • 60 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

Guitar Lessons
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Liz M.
Apr 23, 2020
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David’s a wonderful guitar instructor. I can always count on him to show up on time and my son really enjoys working with him and has shown great improvement

Details: 14 - 17 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • No, the student cannot read music • Rock • Blues • Yes, the student has an instrument • 45 minutes • My home, venue, etc.

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Sherry G.
Jun 29, 2021
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I’ve had two lessons so far. I’ve learned a lot already.

Details: 45 - 64 years old • No formal training • Yes, can read guitar tabs • Acoustic • Rock • Country • Folk • Yes, the student has an instrument • 45 minutes • At the pro’s location

Guitar Lessons
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Jamey B.
Jan 26, 2021
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I have just recently started working with David. So far, I am really appreciative of his responsiveness to what I am looking to do in terms of my learning progress. Very easy to work with and flexible.

Details: 45 - 64 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • No, cannot read music • Acoustic • Rock • Folk • Yes, the student has an instrument • 45 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

Guitar Lessons
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Henriette K.
Oct 14, 2019
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David is patient, kind, experienced in teaching. I am looking forward to more lessons with him.

Details: 45 - 64 years old • No formal training • Yes, can read music staff • Acoustic • Folk • Blues • No, but the student is planning to purchase an instrument • 45 minutes • My home, venue, etc.

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