- Hourly rate $60
- Response Time 1h
- Number of students 1
1st lesson is free!
Concert guitarist with a Master's Degree in Performance and over 20 years of teaching experience. Personalized methodology to meet your individual needs. Teaching in English, Spanish, and Italian.
- By webcam
About the lesson
My teaching philosophy is based on giving students as much information as possible in a safe environment in which they feel motivated to learn. I recognize that each student requires a different approach, therefore I adapt to the needs of each one, always making sure that the knowledge they are acquiring is complete.
Usually during the classes we focus on rhythm, harmony, sight reading, technique, improvisation and the learning of different musical styles.
- Classical Guitar
- All Levels
I am a professional classical guitarist with over 20 years of teaching experience for all levels and more than 200 solo concerts in Spain, England, France, Italy, Japan, Canada, USA, Mexico, Cuba, Colombia, Chile and Ecuador. I completed a Bachelor of Music in Colombia, and a Master's degree in Guitar Performance at UBC in Vancouver. Since 2015 I have also served as the Guitar Department Head at the British Columbia Conservatory of Music.
David is a wonderful classical guitar teacher. My son immediately connected with him and looks forward to his lessons and learning new material. I can highly recommend learning guitar with David.
I’ve been David’s student for about 6 years now. David has all ways been easy to contact and also very flexible with my lessons when I was either sick or injured. Very teacher 10/10
I known David for a long time, more than 10 years. But I started to take guitar lessons with him only last year. He is a really methodic teacher, that can adapt easily depending of your needs/interests.
We started with the basics and with his methodology was able to incorporate practical exercises to helped me improving my technic, but also combined them with beautiful classical guitar pieces that kept me entertain for a long time.
I fully recommend David as a classical guitar teacher.
David goes the extra mile to ensure his students’ progress and success.
I highly recommend David because he inspires enthusiasm for playing guitar.
Always positive and supportive, he provides valuable insight and feedback during class.
He combines commitment to his craft with a great sense of humour.
David is a refined artist, with a passion for music, and true to his roots. He has been my child’s guitar teacher for the past three years.
David Sossa is an excellent classical guitar instructor and colleague. He is an active performer with experience in a wide variety of repertoires. David is thorough yet pleasant and encouraging. Pupils will benefit significantly from studying with him. I recommend David Sossa highly.
David is a very patient guitar teacher. He makes it fun to learn guitar.
I have known David as my son’s classical guitar teacher for the past eight years. In that time my son has progressed from beginner to grade 9 and will soon begin diploma level. David has a talent for inspiring young people to do better than they believe possible. He can make complex music theory seem simple and can explain the deep questions of why things happen in music. My son always returns from David’s classes filled with enthusiasm and love for the guitar. Throughout the past eight years David has also been a great partner for me as a parent supporting my son’s development as a musician. He has been responsive to my son’s interests and tastes and has made excellent piece suggestions. I can warmly recommend David to anyone seeking a first class teacher and partner in musical education.
David has been my guitar teacher for over five years. He has always been incredibly supportive and positive, at the same time as making very specific recommendations for improvement. As a teacher myself, I've always been very impressed with his natural teaching skills and style. Every lesson is very well organized around learning pieces and working on the techniques for those pieces. David always asks if I have questions, but goes further too by asking engaging questions, say about tempo or harmony. He brings in other pieces or performances to illustrate our discussions on these topics. David's teaching made a huge shift in how I approach playing and performing on the guitar. He is a teacher who knows the next steps to improve his students' playing and can convey those in a very positive and constructive way. His knowledge and experience with different styles of guitar music has greatly expanded my appreciation of the guitar world. Finally, David is a very kind and social person, and lesson times fly by with him.
It's so worthwhile to have David as my instructor. He provides me lessons with clarity, both technical and theory, that I am able to understand and enjoy.
Hardly do I know classical guitar, yet he continuesly helps me to develop my skills, which I am able to play already several pieces within a year. Aside from being patient and attentive, he has an amazing personality.
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- 5 h: $300
- 10 h: $600
- $ 60/h