GUITAR AND BANJO LESSONS
Always wanted to learn?
Been playing for years but a bit stuck?
Want to take your music to the next level?
David is an award-winning composer, accomplished Guitarist, Banjo Player and experienced Teacher.
"I have experience teaching people of all ages, levels of accomplishment, and musical styles. I get great satisfaction helping students reach their unique individual musical goals. Any questions welcome!"
David teaches Clawhammer, Oldtime Fingerpicking, Bluegrass and Contemporary banjo styles.
An accomplished guitarist who has performed in a wide array of musical settings, David teaches the styles and tunes YOU want to learn: Rock, Pop, Classical, Blues, Country, Funk, Folk, Jazz...
With a music degree in Jazz Performance, and an eclectic career putting theory into creative and professional practice, lessons with David will help you to demystify : Technique, Scales, Modes, Harmony, Improvisation and "How it all fits together". Unlock that fretboard!
"I've been having lessons with David for over a year now. We have covered a diverse range of musical styles and techniques: clawhammer, bluegrass, contemporary, fusions; pretty much whatever I want to do, David will find a way to help me get there. The improvement in my playing I've seen over this time has been fantastic, now I can really enjoy playing the banjo at home and singing badly to my favourite tunes. The lessons I have had have been the key to unlocking the instrument for me, providing for me the knowledge I needed to push myself further with the banjo. David has been a supportive, friendly and patient teacher who has encouraged me to view the banjo in expansive ways. It has been an enriching process working with him." - Thomas
"I have played for more than 10 years, but found myself stuck. after a few months I feel that I am making really good progress and am finally starting to unlock this mysterious but fantastic instrument. I couldn’t recommend David more. He is patient, easy to get on with and is not judgmental. In short, go and see David and become the guitar player you want to be!" -Nathan
"David is enthusiastic, attentive, extremely knowledgable and adaptable." - Craig
"David has taught both myself and my daughter guitar, always patient, he tailors the class to your ability.
His lessons are fun, and he introduces new genres for you to play around with." - Fred and Holly
"Highly recommend! A great teacher who really knows and understands his music
( he teachers me both guitar and banjo) and a hell of a nice guy" - James
I've been taking weekly guitar lessons with David since late 2013, after many years of trying to teach myself and being very dissatisfied with lack of progress. Through David's teaching I've accomplished more than I hoped for, especially in the area of fingerstyle blues. I've learned to play songs by Mississippi John Hurt, Doc Watson, and other blues guitar greats, songs that I'd thought would be far too complex and difficult, until David broke them down into manageable sections and patiently showed me how to play each bar, slowly at first, over and over, until I got each one under my fingers and the whole song took shape. Along the way, I've picked up new techniques and some musical theory, so both my playing and knowledge are improving all the time. This has given me the confidence, for the first time ever, to start playing with other people. David is not only a superb musician, he's also an excellent teacher. He teaches at my speed and provides helpful support material in the form of tabs and video clips. The commitment to a weekly lesson has also been important. Because I'm making progress, I'm more motivated to practise – usually every day – and the practice sessions have more direction and purpose. - Tom