Dave teaches across the spectrum from beginners through to advanced, teens through to seniors, with intermediate and advanced students passionate about the folk genre given preference.
Dave is in demand, and most years runs a waiting list for new students.
Dave is cognizant of the work, home and family pressures that mean adult students tend to take 2 steps forward, 1 step back, and may have a few weeks here and there where practice doesn’t happen – however he expects a more than casual commitment from his students over the longer term. Lessons are only worthwhile to both student and teacher if regular practice is reinforcing the learning and progress (even slow and erratic progress).
All classes take place at 10 Wylie St Narrabundah
Types of classes
30 minute (beginners/intermediate) lessons. A one on one session with Dave for those who are serious and want to make fast progress.
45 minute advanced lessons.
Small group lessons
5-10 students generally at the same level (absolute beginner, intermediate, advanced) for an hour. Sessions will usually involve learning a new skill, practicing a previous skill, and having some fun and making music together.
Large group lessons/workshops
10 or more students generally at the same level. Sessions will involve a little bit of skill development, and a lot more having a go and making music together.
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