Music Lessons

“I began playing guitar in my forties.  After teaching myself some basics, I finally got smart and started taking lessons from David.  He is an excellent teacher: skilled, knowledgeable, attentive and discerning, and patient.  He listens well, quickly tuning into what I wanted from the guitar and helping me work toward that, offering all kinds of helpful tips along the way.  David‘s passion for the guitar and music-making in general is infectious.  He’ll make you want to practice more!” Gary Borjesson, PhD Professor

Wouldn’t it be nice to bring a guitar on that next family camping trip and have a sing along around the campfire?  Or perhaps you write poetry and song lyrics and would like to learn how to put them to music? Maybe you want to set up music lessons for the kids? Or you may be an experienced musician who cannot push past certain barriers in their playing and want to learn how take it to “the next level”.  All these things David can help you with. With his extensive background both as a classically trained and as a self taught musician, David offers a unique approach to learning music that combines the benefits of music theory and sight reading abilities with the equally important skills of “learning by ear” and improvisation.  David is now accepting students in the following categories:

  • guitar and ukulele (classical, finger-style, jazz, rock, pop, blues, folk)
  • music theory and aural skills
  • songwriting/composing/arranging/transcribing
  • group lessons/coordinated jam session

Lessons can be taken either in David’s home studio or in the clients home.  If In the clients home there will be an extra $10 charge per lesson for travel expenses.  Lessons are purchased by the month which includes four weekly lessons.

Rates are as follows:
30 minute lesson (for kids 12 and under)- $120 a month ($160 w/travel)
60 minute lesson- $240 a month ($280 w/travel)

Group discounts and package deals are available. We also offer a free one-time phone consultation for perspective students. All inquiries are welcome and all skill levels are accepted. Payment options include cash, money order, check, or Paypal.  Please visit the Contact Page to connect with David regarding lessons.  Are you ready to take your playing to the next level?

If you would like to book David for an event or contact him about a music project please call him at (503) 729-7924, email at, or visit the Contact Page.