Dave started giving guitar lessons to friends in Junior High School, while
continuing to improve his own guitar and vocal skills with legendary local
teacher, Jim Bedford.
Throughout the years, Dave has continued to refine his teaching techniques
and currently offers lessons in guitar, harmonica, bass and vocals. He spent
several years teaching at a Tri-Valley music store and is now teaching out of a
studio on the border of Castro Valley and Hayward. He was also on staff as the
Harmonica instructor at the Oakland Public Conservatory of Music in Oakland,
California. Since September, 2008, Dave also teaches guitar and harmonica
classes at the Castro Valley Adult School in Castro Valley. Ca. Contact
CVUSD for prices and schedule.
He has worked with children as young as 6 years old, and adults as old as 80,
from absolute beginners to other gigging musicians.
Private lessons are one-on-one and tailored to each student’s ability and
musical style interests. Whole band workshops- “Band Labs” are also
available to newly forming bands that need a little help getting started, or
existing bands that are looking for guidance in taking the next step in literally
“Getting their act together”, working on dealing with prospective clients, vocal
harmonies, show pacing, live performances, how to “read” a crowd and
various other tips collected over a 30+ professional music career.
Private lessons are $100. a month for (4) half-hour lessons. Band Lab prices
vary, and are generally 1 or 2 hours every week. Family discounts and gift
certificates are available.