David M.


David M.

Tutor

Oakland, CA 94605

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$100 per hour.

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Music Mastery Lessons: Bass Guitar and All Other Instruments

With over 25 years teaching music lessons, 9 books written for musicians, countless performances and recording sessions, and 12 years on the music faculty at San Francisco State University, I can offer you the most efficient path to achieve your musical goals. My lessons go beyond teaching you how to play your instrument. I give you the steps needed to learn and practice in the most effective ways so you are making the best use of your time in between lessons - the crucial days of the week ... [more]


Music Theory

Music theory is incorporated into lessons and coaching as needed. Chord structure, key signatures, time signatures, scales, soloing techniques, sightreading and more are used to make learning and playing easier.


Guitar

I offer coaching to guitarists as a complement to their guitar lessons with their guitar teachers. My focus is on helping guitar players practice more efficiently, learn more quickly and effectively, and prepare for auditions and performances. I have been a guest speaker at several national and regional music educator conferences and have given master classes in effective practice and performance techniques at schools and universities. I am the author of the book The 10 Minute Guitar Virtuoso: How to Transform Your Guitar Playing in Ten Minutes a Day.


Piano

I offer coaching to pianists as a complement to their piano lessons with their piano teachers. My focus is on helping piano players and keyboardists practice more efficiently, learn more quickly and effectively, and prepare for auditions and performances. I have been a guest speaker at several national and regional music educator conferences and have given master classes in effective practice and performance techniques at schools and universities. I am the author of the book The 10 Minute Piano Virtuoso: How to Transform Your Piano Playing in Ten Minutes a Day.


Violin

I offer coaching to violinists and violists as a complement to their private lessons with their violin and viola teachers. My focus is on helping violinists and violists practice more efficiently, learn more quickly and effectively, and prepare for auditions and performances. I have been a guest speaker at American String Teachers Association conferences and have given master classes in effective practice and performance techniques at schools and universities.


Trumpet

I offer coaching to trumpeters as a complement to their trumpet lessons with their trumpet teachers. My focus is on helping trumpet players practice more efficiently, learn more quickly and effectively, and prepare for auditions and performances. I have been a guest speaker at several national and regional music educator conferences and have given master classes in effective practice and performance techniques at schools and universities. My book, Musician?s Practice Planner, has been endorsed by such trumpet greats as jazz legend Randy Brecker and the late Vincent Cichowcz of the Chicago Symphony.