You can't be a good teacher unless you see the potential in every student.
~ Jaime Escalante
The benefits of private music lessons can extend well beyond the studio and last a lifetime. Finding the right teacher can have a lasting positive effect on the student. Learning the fundamentals of music is the foundation of both performance and enjoyment of the art. Rhythm, intonation, phrasing, embouchure, posture, and breathing are all concepts necessary for good musical execution of any style. Once the basics have been established, a sense of musicality will naturally arise and blossom. Private music lessons often begin to inspire a desire for success and discipline through good practice habits.
David has been teaching private lessons in the greater Milwaukee area since 2001. He has been sought after as a clinician/coach at schools in Cudahy, Hartland, Kenosha, Mequon, Oak Creek, and Oconomowoc. He began his teaching career as the saxophone instructor at Homestead High School. He also taught woodwinds at Lincoln Music House, one of Milwaukee’s oldest music establishments. Students of David have found great success in the musical arts. Often, they are placed in leadership roles in their schools’ ensembles and frequently score 1s and *1s at WSMA Solo & Ensemble Festival. They also can frequently be seen in audition honors ensembles including UWM Youth Wind Ensembles, UWM Youth Jazz Ensembles, and Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestras. David’s students have also been apart of music camps at UW-Green Bay, UW-Madison, UW-Whitewater, and Blue Lake. Several students have pursued music as a major in college and have received scholarships.
Currently, David holds a studio at the Waukesha County Conservatory of Music, a part of Hartland Music, in Hartland, Wisconsin. He teaches saxophone, clarinet, flute, and bassoon and is available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.