Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Alto.


Looking to partner with a vocalist (and other musicians) to work out cover songs from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and 00s. I have a list of songs already in mind that require mostly a higher male voice or female. Looking to gradually develop a cover band that will do occasional gigs, private, fun parties, even willing to self-finance concert venues. Also, hoping to in parallel work on original songs to mix into the set as well as record. Ideally looking for a female vocalist that doesn't mind singing some pop male songs as well as female (Pomplamoose, Daryl's House styles). Prefer someone that just enjoys singing and uses this as their long-term outlet for using their voice in a fun and professional way. I am currently working out sounds and parts on keyboard, with electronic drums and will only add members once I have a good working relationship with a vocalist. I'm not against making money with this, but would prefer that it be a fun expression of music first and foremost. I welcome your input to add cover and original songs too, but I want someone that is okay with my current list of songs that inspire me back to my pop roots. If you have instrumental ability that is welcome too. Very loyal with a place to practice.


Involved in music study and performance for over 40 years and has been an instructor for over 30 years.

Piano Studies

New England Conservatory of Music Extension Division... Four years of Private Jazz Piano and Improvisation study with Professor Bruce Torff of the New England Conservatory of Music ED. New England Conservatory Jazz Ensemble Intensive jazz music performance study at New England Conservatory with Professor Michael Taylor... under the tutelage of Professor Bruce Torff.



Voice Studies

Music is Art Agency... Studied Voice Pedagogy with New England Conservatory graduate and instructor Barbara Morash for 6 years, at Music is Art Agency. David has also performed solo performances, shows and recitals representing Barbara and the Music is Art Agency.

Guitar Studies

Berklee College of Music extension school... Specialist Certificate in Guitar Skills.

Guitar Chord Studies with world renowned Berklee Professor Rick Peckham. The following are quotes from Professor Rick Peckham taken from his online discussion with the chords class: "David's been a real contributor to the success of the class, which, I must say, has been one of the most vibrant sections I've ever had." "Dave you are a natural teacher... patient, methodical and, most importantly, you can back it up!" "David, Thank you for this handy addition--the first pdf posted by a Chords 101 participant in the course's two year history. I'm sure that it will help a lot of people to get these shapes under control."

Guitar Scale Studies with Berklee Professor and New England Conservatory Graduate Larry Baione.. also head of the Berklee College of Music Guitar Dept. Following are some quotes by Professor Larry Baione, taken from David's graded assignments: "David, very enjoyable listening to you. Nice paraphrasing of some melody of the bossa. Excellent sound. The G piece sounded excellent." "David- the scales are right on- legato and very in tune with the tempo. Good job on the melody. David- you did exactly what I was looking for...very very nice!! Your solo really reflected the tunes." "Excellent playing David... the melody is not easy... very well played. You solo as if you have been playing the tunes for sometime." "David- you nailed the melody. I really like your solo starting with those repeated... and restating that phrase....not all of your solo is blues scale... very enjoyable and strong soloing."

Guitar Improvisation Studies with Berklee Graduate and Professor Ed Tomassi. Following are some quotes by Professor Ed Tomassi, again taken from David's graded assignments: "Very good musical solo on assignment 1.2. Great use of phrasing! Most of the time you used repetition and that gives the solo unity... Nice guitar sound!... Good work." "Wow!!!! Fantastic job with the challenge assignment trombone transcription!!!!!!!... You sounded great! All of your pitches and rhythms were accurate!... I really liked this solo on guitar... Keep up the fantastic job." "Very good AAA riff and AAB lyric melody!!! Great use of repetition on your solos and good contrasting rhythms... Nice guitar sound too." "I really enjoyed your Harmonic Riff melody and solo. You sound very musical and organized. Nice use of rhythmic displacement - syncopation!... Great Job!" "Excellent job with assignment 7!!! You know the chord tones and very good job with voice leading... Fantastic! I am enjoying your new level of musicianship!!!" "Great work on the challenge assignment!!! Excellent job going to different chord tones and scale notes. Your written chart is great!... Excellent job, good legato playing. Excellent job with assignment 10 chromatic approaches to chord tone motives!!!!!!! You did a really good job following directions and sticking to the concepts. Good discipline!. Fantastic job throughout this course. I have really enjoyed working with you. My best to you with all of your musical ambitions!"

Online Jazz Guitar Program

Jimmy Bruno Guitar Institute David also studied three years online at the Jimmy Bruno Guitar Institute and uses jazz guitarist Jimmy Bruno's approach for teaching guitar theory and improvisation.

Private Guitar Studies

Three years of private Jazz Guitar study — One year of Jazz Guitar and guitar theory with Andrew Martin of Berklee College of Music. Also studied two years of Jazz Guitar with Don Pendleton of Saugus, Massachusetts focusing on jazz chord melodies.

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May 31 2014
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Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
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