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david clydesdale

Toronto ON | M9A 0B2

About me

David John Clydesdale studied music at Berklee College of Music in Boston where he completed his Certificate studying Jazz Improvisation, Electronic Composition & Music Production. He is also a graduate of the University of Toronto in Canada where he studied music and piano at The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.

Music is a creative process. Jazz improvisation and the study of contemporary music offers us the freedom to unlock our limitless imagination in the music that is around us now. Music is the most disciplined of the arts. The study of classical music helps facilitate this process. Today, recording and technology is an essential element of the teaching method. From beginner to advanced, students are taught to record and "hear your progress as you learn."

Specialties

Piano Lessons
Jazz Improvisation
Recording and Music Technology Instructor

Lesson details

davijc offers courses in piano, jazz improvisation and audio production. Mobile recording technology is an exciting part of every lesson and affordable 10 lesson packs are offered in jazz improv, contemporary piano, classical piano and pro audio recording and production.

Jazz improv is for anyone who can play or read music. students are taught how to play freely over tunes and pop songs using blues scales, basic jazz modes, rich color tones and effective chord voicings. The chord/scale method is applicable to all styles of music including pop, rock, rhythm and blues, jazz, country and electronic.  Pro Audio instruction is an introductory course in audio production and recording teaching students to set up their gear; including interfaces, keyboards, cables, mics, midi, software, computers, digital audio workstations, virtual instruments and effects plugins. Electronic composition, mixing and sound synthesis is highlighted.

The classical piano pack is formal study for beginers and graded study for those already in the conservatory program. Students learn to listen, play and read classical music. Practise routines and weekly enjoyment of music discussions are designed with the goal of registering in and taking annual examinations.

Education and Accreditation

Berklee College Music,Boston, General Music Studies, Certificate
Royal Conservatory of Music, piano, Toronto
BA University of Toronto

Testimonials

Experience

more than 5 years

Rates

$40 - $49

Availability

Thursday 4PM - 9PM
Friday Evening
Saturday all day
Sunday 11PM - 4pm

Teaching location

Students Home
Teachers Studio

Genre

Childrens Music
Classical
Contemporary
Improvisation
Jazz
Lounge
Modern
Pop
Rhythm and Blues

Methods

Alfred Method
Faber and Faber
Royal Conservatory of Music

Instruments and Subjects

piano
theory – harmony
theory – rudiments

Levels taught

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

Type of students

Children
Young Adults
Adults

Languages

English