David picked up the guitar when he moved from his hometown of Phoenix,Arizona in 2001 at the age of 19 and hasn’t looked back since.Ten years and countless hours of practicing, performing and teaching later, David plays at multiple venues in the Kansas City area while teaching from his studio at Guitar Dock in Overland Park, Southland Conservatory in Raymore, and for in home tutoring service Mobile Music Teachers. David also teaches and records from his home studio in Kansas City, MO where he offers lessons for home schoolers during the daytime hours.
As a guitarist David is motivated primarily by his passion for music. Growing up he was influenced by classical, jazz, and film scores. Since picking up the guitar he has been inspired by guitarists from such diverse backgrounds as Eric Johnson, Robben Ford, Pat Martino,Tuck Andress, Martin Taylor, and James Taylor.Today David plays and teaches a variety of different styles, ranging from rock and blues to classical and jazz.
David studied classical guitar with Christopher Parkening protege Douglas Niedt, chair of the UMKC Guitar Department. He has studied jazz guitar with KC jazz guitarists Jay EuDaly and Danny Embrey. He has also taught guitar privately for nine years. David strives to give his students the conceptual and musical awareness necessary to master the instrument to their maximum potential. He stresses musical versatility and understanding the big picture. He uses “The Vertical Truth: Chordal Mechanisms for the Guitar”; a curriculum based upon material gleaned from KC legend and jazz great John Elliot. as well as other resources to supplement his students furthering education. For a comprehensive curriculum list please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
David has performed all over the KC area, both solo and with ensembles for weddings, corporate events, restaurants, clubs, and dinner theatres. He currently gigs with “Unemployed in Greenland”, a KC original variety band and as a freelance guitarist/singer . He is available for your event as solo classical, solo jazz or variety pop. For booking information please call (816) 509-3156 or email email@example.com or visit http://www.davideames.net.
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