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.
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.