As a music major in college with a vocal concentration, I came to David with hopes of learning guitar so that I would be able to accompany myself while I sing. Prior to taking lessons with David, I had received beginner instruction from various sources. Throughout the year that I studied with David, my technique improved significantly, my ability to play in different styles expanded and I gained confidence in my playing ability. I have had many music teachers throughout my life for various instruments and I can honestly say that David is as good as they come. He takes his teaching extremely seriously and gives his students his undivided attention, with a particular emphasis on detail. If I was ever unsure on a technique, David explained it thoroughly until I understood it. Throughout my time with David, he was always extremely supportive and encouraging, but also knew when to push me harder. David’s musicianship is also phenomenal, which helped give me the motivation that I needed to become a more disciplined musician myself. David has a very professional teaching style, but is also extremely approachable and finds ways to relate to his students. He always focuses on the goals of the students and will tailor the lessons to address those goals. I would gladly recommend David to anybody who is serious about committing to practicing and looking to receive thorough instruction on the guitar.