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      About J.Q David

      J.Q David
      J.Q David
      Music Teacher, Professional
      Location: Winston Salem, NC
      Speaks: English
      Education: I have studied classical guitar at UNCSA with Michael Kurdirka, Jazz Guitar with Marc Siegel, and have developed pedagogy with Alan Hirsh. I have also studied Music theory at UNCSA and CFCC.
      Performance Experience: I have preformed in as a solo classical guitarist, in large classical guitar ensembles. I have also preformed in bands as rhythm and lead guitarist as well as primary singer/songwriter.
      Teaching Experience: I have been teaching privately for about half a decade years as a freelance instructor.
      Teaching Philosophy: My philosophy on teaching is to first get to know what the students goals are and what music they are interested in and then give them personalized foundations that accelerate their progress towards playing the music that they love or making their own music that they love. I firmly believe what keeps people motivated to be life long musicians is loving the sounds that they make so I prioritize engaging students with lessons that focus on their particular musical interest in a natural progression

      Get to know J.Q David

         I have been playing the guitar since I was about 12 years old. When I began playing, I was primarily self taught, then as my desire to improve grew I began studying under Marc Siegel for approximately 2 years; learning classical, jazz, and music theory in relation to the instrument, and habits for proper technique. Then I began learning under Michael Kurdirka at UNCSA, further developing my classical technique and expanding my repertoire to more challenging pieces while improving my skills interpreting sheet music for about a year. Most recently, I have been studying with Alan Hirsh developing my pedagogy and learning to arrange for larger ensembles.

         I have experience not only in an academic setting, but also directly in the field as a performer. I have been in bands as a lead and rhythm guitarist often at the same time, as well as a songwriter for solo and ensemble projects. I also have much experience in recording music as well as mixing and mastering. My practical experience can be used to prepare students for any setting they choose, whether it be live performance or a more casual hobby. I am able to give students the knowledge to be a rock star in any setting.

         My knowledge of music theory is extensive with a thorough understanding of harmony and melody, many scales, modes, and styles of music. I have a diverse repertoire including pieces in the styles of Classical, Jazz, Progressive Metal, Rock, Neo Soul and many more. I have a way of seeing where a student is at, meeting them there and taking them further at their own pace in a way that is challenging, fun and exciting for them. I have mastered techniques such as finger picking, tremolo picking, sweep picking, tapping, thumping, and slapping. I have a range of knowledge that can teach someone who has never played a guitar to an advanced player.

      J.Q David teaches at:
      949 Hanes Mall Blvd
      Winston Salem, NC 27103
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