Born: December 26, 1982 Primary Instrument: Guitar
David Armstrong Schwartz, born December 26th, 1982 in Barrington IL, began playing guitar at the age of 11 and was initially inspired by the early 90's grunge sound of bands such as Pearl Jam, Nirvana, and Sound Garden. During his high school years, David played in various rock bands as well as the Barrington High School Rhythm Machine. David's musical direction made an abrupt change after hearing the rock-influenced jazz of John Mclaughlin, Al Di Meola, and Allan Holdsworth. This change in musical direction inspired David to study music full time and in 2001 he entered the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver where he studied Jazz and Commercial music as well as composition. After leaving school in 2005, David moved to Chicago. David's performance credits include Javon Jackson, Eric Gunnison, Alan Joseph, Kenny Walker, and Jimmy Legs, who opened for David Crosby. David's compositions have been featured in faculty concerts and in 2005, he was a semi-finalist for the jazz category in the International Song Writing Competition. He is currently a member of the avant-groove fusion group The J3 Intent, and performs regularly in the Chicago area. He currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin.
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
I have been teaching guitar to students of all ages for the past five years. I teach all genres, with emphasis on jazz and classical, and I also offer tutoring for music theory. Currently I teach at Good 'N' Loud Music in Madison, Wisconsin. I also offer private in-home instruction. My private rates are $25 per half hour, and $45 for a full hour.