I'm a firm believer in tailoring the lessons to the needs and interests of the student to ensure they make progress in the right direction whilst staying interested and challenged. This means that I'm interested in finding out how you want lessons to go, whether that be learning your favourite songs, learning new chords, studying technical skills, understanding scales, or something completely different.
My lessons are appropriate for beginner to intermediate students and I also teach songwriting and music theory lessons for those interested in learning.
Outside of classes, I'm open to discuss songs, technique, career goals, co-writing, learning resources or whatever else will help you develop as a songwriter.
I'm a professional songwriter who primarily uses guitar to compose the musical elements of songs. Alongside this, I have been playing guitar since Primary School and have experience in an array of styles but predominantly focus on country/folk-rock/Americana, funk, indie-rock, and R&B.
I'm an experienced tutor who teaches students with a range of abilities, interests, ages, and backgrounds.
I've recently finished a Songwriting Masters' at ICMP in London, for which I received a Distinction, and am currently co-writing with a diverse range of artists for a number of professional projects.
Perfect! David is a lovely guy with great skills! I've massively enjoyed getting back into guitar with him and will be back soon to enjoy more sessions! His passion for great music makes it such a great experience :)
Sahand is a really friendly guy and quick learner. He's clearly got plenty of guitar ability that's just been laying dormant for a while and I'm looking forward to digging into more songs and theory over the coming weeks (and listening to him sing along).
David and I met on the MA in Songwriting during my time in London. Right from the first time we wrote together, I’ve been intrigued by his incredible eye for detail and his perceptiveness of the people he’s working with. David has a vast knowledge of the craft, of all sorts of different styles, and above all he is a very patient and kind human being. I would trust him with my most personal work, as well as any other kind.
David is a genuine guy with great expertise in predominantly the lyrical aspects of songwriting. He is a boss in explaining his preferences and knowledge and works very detailed and dedicated. I'm very happy to have the opportunity to ask David for help on my writing. David and I co-wrote a song for my debut-EP and he helped me dot the i's and cross the t's for the other songs off the EP.
Knowing David for years, I know he is both hugely knowledgable and committed. He is incredibly friendly, approachable, and adaptable, and all of these traits make him a fantastic tutor. His interest across the board when it comes to musical styles allows for him to be applicable to a wide range of students, and his relaxed and patient nature allow for him to cater with students with varying needs.
I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him to anyone.
David has just joined my band as our Lead Guitarist and has significantly improved our songwriting since joining - especially in helping with lyrics and lyrical structure. I would highly recommend David to any level of songwriter; he's knowledgable enough to help with experienced writers stuck in a rut, and approachable enough to help those trying out songwriting for the first time.
As someone who is vary wary of collaboration, I can absolutely vouch for David’s professionalism, temperament and ability. He is an exceptional lyricist who pursues detail relentlessly, but also someone who exhibits excellent versatility and agility within the songwriting realm. He is a pleasure to work with and excels at both working with and teaching others.
David is kind, calm and dependable tutor who has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of songwriting. He is one of the friendliest people I have met, and I have full confidence that David would be a brilliant tutor for students of all levels and abilities.
Really patient and warm guy. His experience really helps, would highly recommend
David is a skilled, supportive and understanding songwriting teacher who really works to help his students flourish into the best writers they can be.
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