Brian Christensen, former student
"David taught me guitar for 5 years, from my introduction to the instrument to my entrance into a post-secondary music program.
What really makes David stand out is the care with which he treats every lesson. He is completely tuned in to each student's short- and long-term goals and tailors every single session to build toward them."
Jena Gogo, Blue Sky Miners
"David takes such great care to listen to what it is specifically that I want to work on - no matter how specific.
I strongly recommend taking lessons with this fun, talented, patient, very capable and caring fella! "
Mait Lando, former student
"I not only improved greatly, it was amazingly fun. I still own a Star Trek telephone I got from Dave.
Top shelf teacher and a top shelf man."
Dan Christensen, former student
"Any time I have had a question or concern about anything relating to our lessons – content we’re working on, my practice habits, my speed of progress – David has taken such concerns very seriously. Being at a lesson with David I never feel judged, inadequate, pressured, or a low priority, as I have with past teachers."
Michael Southwell, former student
"I studied with David for several years and found him to be patient, focused on my individual needs and very effective. Highly recommended."
Colin Macleod, former student
"I took lessons from Dave for many years. He is extremely well organized, so every lesson is well-conceived and effective. He is especially skilled in setting lessons that accurately gauge the level of his students. I learned something useful at every lesson; I was challenged but not overwhelmed."
Lonn Friese, proud dad
and high school teacher
"David is a personable, thoughtful, and flexible teacher. As an educator myself, I recognize quality. He took my son from being a strict beginner to fronting his own band."
Colin Macleod, proud dad
and university prof
"Dave is a brilliant teacher! I, and my (much more musically talented) son took lessons from him for many years. Dave is an extremely nice guy. He's non-judgmental, encouraging and yet can point out errors, flaws and areas for improvement in an honest and constructive fashion."
Calvin James, former student
"Dave gave me confidence in my abilities. He is just a great, humble, down-to-earth guy. He was definitely pivotal in the role music would play in my life. Thanks, Dave!"