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Guitar and Banjo Lessons in Stamford CT from Dave
Melody Music Studios offer music and voice lessons in home or the instructor's personal studio. MMS was founded in 1989 , and hire professional music instructors that are trained, versatile in what they offer, and love to teach! References and full background checks are conducted.
We offer all instruments, levels, and styles, and traditional or by ear lessons. We tailor the lessons to the student's interests and goals with a positive, yet challenging envioronment.
We offer a one business day grace period to cancel after the trial lesson. If you're not happy with the lesson, it's FREE!
*After the trial lesson, future lessons can be cancelled anytime with a 30 day notice

Dave's first interest with music came at an early age. Influenced by his mother, who was a pianist, he began playing the piano at an early age and then started playing the ukulele at the age of 11. Soon thereafter, Dave was introduced to the guitar, and he has never looked back since. David studied with several influential people growing up, than studied at Southern Connecticut State University for a couple of years as a music major in the early 1990's, studying privately with professors there. He graduated with a Bachelor's in Science for an education degree, and taught in the public schools for many years. Dave also taught at a conservatory of music for more than 5 years. Later he went to China for a couple of years to perform and teach. Dave continues to study as much as possible with professional and notable musicians. Dave played his first reading gig with Henry Mancini during his second year of college. Shortly thereafter, he played with the Supremes and was hired immediately to play with Stevie Wonder and other Motown acts. Other notable musicians Dave has performed with are Billy Fellows, Leslie Uggums, The Buddy Rich Orchestra, Rebecca Paris, just to name a few out of many famous musicians, performing in concert halls, night clubs, TV Shows (Johnny Carson Show), festivals, cruise ships, casino shows, among other venues. Dave has also recorded many projects with numerous musicians. Dave has been teaching since 1965, and his styles include jazz, country, rock, folk, and blues.

Personality rating: easygoing

Monthly Rates Below for Weekly Lessons, Regardless of 4 or 5 Weeks in a Month

Instructor's Studio
30 min/week $135/month
45 min/week $195/month
60 min/week $255/month
Student's home
30 min/week $165/month
45 min/week $225/month
60 min/week $285/month

Dave has been teaching with Melody Music Studios since: 3/1/2013
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Age: not available.
Lessons offered in student's home.Travels up to 20 miles from the downtown Stamford area
Studio description: Equipment: guitar, amps, recording equipment, and teaching library

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Schedule below

*Other times may be available. Please let us know if you need a time that is not listed, and we'll be happy to check with the instructor.

Tue 12PM-9PM
Wed 12PM-9PM
Thur 12PM-9PM
Fri 12PM-9PM

Our staff of music instructors believe music lessons should be fun, yet challenging. We offer styles and songs the student is interested in, while building a strong foundation of important fundamentals necessary for the musical education of each student. We believe the pace should be determined by the student and tailor lessons, whether learning for enjoyment or a career. Our hope is each student will learn for a lifetime of enjoyment!