Unique Training for Emerging Musicians
You've found a unique opportunity to study music and performance in NYC and Fairfield county, Connecticut. Multi-instrumentalist and singer Dave Edwards is a gifted teacher who uses recording as a learning tool to coach singer-songwriters. Dave also offers lessons on electric and upright bass, drums, acoustic guitar, piano, and voice. Do you record your own songs? If so, you're in good company! More and more up-and-coming musicians are learning this important skill while (in many cases) playing multiple instruments. Students gain a deep understanding about their craft and themselves when recording is part of the musician / coach experience. If this sounds like an inspiring and unique training environment for you or someone you know, continue reading. And if you like, scroll down a bit to chat or to e-mail Dave. 45/60 min. private lessons are in mid-town Manhattan, Greenwich CT, and to your home in Fairfield county, CT.
unique training for emerging musicians
Hi! I'm Dave Edwards, a professional multi-instrumentalist, singer and music coach in the NYC metro area living in Fairfield county, CT. During the past 20 years I've coached over 100 musicians in private lessons, group settings, over the past 8 years as worship & arts director at Trinity Church in Greenwich, CT, and as an adjunct professor at Nyack College in NYC.
I understand how standard pedagogy serves musicians and at the same time can lose creatives (especially teenagers) who may not see themselves in standard study tracks. I have a passion for students who are trying to find their place as creative musicians, while working to prepare them technically and mentally for (as violin great Issac Stern once wrote to me and underlined)
"a happy life in music".
What's unique about the MusicianNYC teaching approach?
-MNYC students think about their motivations to clarify relevant goals
-MNYC prepares students with key skills for musical collaboration
(a future in their musical community)
-MNYC uses recording as a learning tool
(real-time feedback for tone, pitch, rhythm, dynamics, style & phrasing)
-MNYC coaches pros, future music majors, intermediates & beginners
(courses that can scale)
While fundamentals remain, musicianship and methods are evolving.
I see a thriving, creative & collaborative future on the horizon in our region.
Let's prepare for it!
If you or someone you know is looking to grow as a musician,
e-mail me about an offer for a free trail lesson.
Below are tracks of study booked in groups of 15 lessons. One may be just right for you! However, some musicians are on a path that may require a unique approach. I'd be happy to talk with you about hybrid approaches with emphasis on and incorporation of ear training, theory, lessons on multiple instruments and recording techniques. Perhaps you are a parent of a student needing instruction, or parent of a student getting ready for college auditions, or who may want to produce a recording for senior project. Curious about possibilities?
E-mail me about a free trial lesson.
Singer - Songwriters
I love helping singer/songwriters reach their potential as performers. Sessions can be recorded on-site in Pro Tools, so students get real-time feedback & recording experience with every session. This study track is geared toward rock, pop, folk and jazz styles and are 45 or 60 minute lessons. Bookings of 15 lessons @ $85/$105 ea. are paid in 4 monthly installments. Have a friend you want to perform, sing, or play with? Split the cost of the lessons!