David William Ross

Acoustic Guitar from Keene, NH - Will travel up to 100 miles
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About
"A refreshing reminder of what the guitar is capable of in the hands of a passionate musicion" according to the Keene Equinox. Since graduating from the prestigious Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins with a Master's and Performance Diploma in guitar, David William Ross has performed extensively across the US from Boston to LA. He plays classical-nylon, steel-string, and electric guitars, often performing classical repertoire alongside contemporary songs. He regularly takes requests in advance for arrangements of anything from Elvis to Nico alongside Canon in D, Mendelssohn, Bach, and other unique repertoire. He will also send original recordings of your arrangements to keep you in the process! An international award winning and competition guitarist that will draw from a deep repertoire of classical, flamenco, folk, popular, and jazz traditions to tailor a performance to meet your event's needs. Be it a wedding, dinner, cocktail hour, reception, corporate event, or concert, David will work with you to find the music that is perfect for your event.


David is among the most sought-after collaborators in New England. An avid jazz musician, he regularly performs venues across New England in combos and big bands as well as leading his own groups in jazz clubs, concert halls, and studio sessions. He also works in many classical chamber groups with flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano.


Recently, David has added studio recording and live sound production to his list of activities. Bringing his real world experience of sound, mixers, amplifiers, microphones, and acoustics to the job, David is able to provide sound for individual speeches, small ensembles, or full bands.


David earned a B.M. in Guitar Performance and a B.A. in both composition and theory from Keene State College, a M.M. and a Graduate Performance Diploma from the prestigious Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University where he served as the assistant to the renowned guitar department. David's classical guitar studies have been with composer/performer Jose Lezcano, renowned teacher/performer Julian Gray, and virtuoso Scott Tennant. He has performed frequently in the masterclasses of Manuel Barrueco at Peabody, Eliot Fisk at the New England Conservatory, and Pepe Romero at the University of Southern California.


David currently serves on the faculty of Fitchburg State University, the Concord Community Music School, and Elm City Music where he teaches music history, art aesthetics, guitar, and improvisation. He has also taught courses at Keene State College and the Vermont Jazz Center in music theory, ear training, and improvisation. In addition, David does session work for PARMA Recordings in Boston and greater New England.
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I proposed to my longtime girlfriend at the top of a mountain. I hired David to hike up the mountain with me and play one of our favorite songs. Although David told me that he does not sing, he was able to get a friend to join him and ended up performing an acoustic guitar duo where they both harmonized the lyrics to the song. He followed my every instruction and was able to create the scene as I had imagined it. I was very pleased with their performance (especially in the incredibly windy and freezing temperatures) as was my fiance. I would highly recommend his services to anyone looking for a talented guitarist.

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David is very professional and accommodating. He was perfect for our event.

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Working with David was an absolute pleasure all the way from our initial contact through the day of the wedding. He was so easy to work with! I had heard his version of Canon in D and thought it was just beautiful. Beyond this specific song request, we did not have much in terms of ideas for music and looked to David for suggestions. He provided us many great ideas and playlists and was absolutely fantastic on the day of the wedding. We had him play during our cocktail hour, as well, and I received nothing but wonderful feedback our guests about how much they enjoyed hearing him play. We couldn't be happier with our choice to hire David to play for our wedding!

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David was a pleasure to work with and very professional. I have family members that also play guitar and they thought he was terrific! One of them was paying more attention to Davids playing than the wedding ceremony itself! I received a lot of compliments about David at the reception too! It was an overall wonderful day!

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David was so nice and easy to work with. He was very responsive to our many emails and was willing to meet on his weekends to accommodate us. He brought a great energy to the wedding and we had many compliments on the music he played and the vibe he set for the cocktail hour. It was truly a wonderful day and David was an integral part of making that happen. Thanks again David!!

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David was a fantastic addition to our wedding weekend. He played during our ceremony and cocktail hour, and his music perfectly set the tone for our event. Not only is David an incredibly talented musician, he was also very professional and responsive throughout the planning processes and on the day of the event as well. He was receptive to our ideas, and sent us several audio files with suggestions for our ceremony music. We recommend him without reservation.

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David was beyond expectation. He was extremely professional and accommodating. He was also very talented, numerous guests told me personally how much they loved the acoustic guitar at the ceremony. I would highly recommend David to anyone in search of a great and reliable musician.

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David William Ross’s Response:

Thanks Katie, it was a real pleasure to play for you! Best wishes!

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I am absolutely thrilled with David's performance at my wedding! I chose David because of his musicianship, and also because he was very responsive in communicating with me. David was professional and extremely responsible throughout the entire process. He was very helpful in choosing music, and even learned new pieces at my request. He is an accomplished guitarist in many genres, and his exquisite music set the tone for a lovely wedding and reception. David brought in a second guitarist/vocalist for the reception, and it was the perfect blend of mellow guitars and voice to provide a lively but unobtrusive backdrop for our meal. David, thank you so much!

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David William Ross’s Response:

Thanks Batsheva! It was a pleasure working with you and I'm glad that everything turned out so well and I'm pleased to have played a role in that!

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He created the most amazing, beautiful, and most professtional orchestrated musical performance. In the church while playing our requested music--guests were highly complimentary to my husband and I and later on during the reception as well. Thank you, David for a most enjoyable perfomance!

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We had David play for our wedding ceremony and reception. We booked him online after reading the many excellent reviews and needless to say, we were very impressed. We had no experience booking a musician, but he promptly replied to our request and sent us some sample wedding packages that made it easy for us to figure out what we needed. Once booked, he sent us sample tracks and ideas for our ceremony, but was open to anything we had in mind. He is a very talented guitarist and his music at our wedding day was fantastic... many of our guests commented to us as to how good it was. Overall, our experience with David was excellent and we highly recommend him!

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