Instructor
Joined in
2005

Dave Gorrie

Instructor

Teaches Guitar, Bass Guitar

"Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid."

Frank Zappa

"All one has to do is hit the right notes at the right time and the instrument plays itself"

JS Bach

Interested in taking lessons with Dave Gorrie

Teaches at:
Areas of Instruction

Guitar, Bass Guitar

About Dave Gorrie

A Native of Columbia MD, David Gorrie's fascination with the guitar began at age eight. From that time forward he has explored just about every style of music including Blues, Rock, R&B, Country, Classical and Jazz.

He earned his Bachelors and his Masters degrees in guitar performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Music (affiliated with Johns Hopkins University) in Baltimore, Maryland, where he was privileged to study with renowned RCA recording artist Manuel Barrueco.

Since then he has pursued a career as a full-time guitar instructor teaching at Frostburg State University, Howard Community College, Potomac State Community College, Essex Community College and privately through Music & Arts Center for the past twenty-five years.

David Gorrie's teaching method varies from student to student, with an emphasis placed on teaching to the student's specific goals for playing the guitar. Fundamentals are important but it is also important to have fun!

Comments from current and former students of David Gorrie:

"My daughter was stuggling in her guitar class at school. She was frustrated because she felt she could not get the individual attention she needed with so many students in the class. These lessons with Mr. Gorrie have really helped answer all her questions. She received an A in the class!" (Robin Douglass)

"I have been taking lessons with Dave for over twenty years. He has always been able to help me with what I want to play on the guitar even though my taste in what we are doing has changed over the years." (Bob Simmons)

"Great!!! I love the lessons! Thanks a bunch!" (AH)

David Gorrie also makes his living performing with the DC/Baltimore area's top bands, various jazz combos, guitar and violin ensembles and as a soloist.

Ellicott City Music & Arts 410-461-1844 Ellicott City MD