David
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Instruments
Drums, Music Theory, Piano, Voice, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, and Songwriting
Skill Levels
Beginner and Intermediate
Genres
Rock, Classical, Pop, Folk, Broadway,
Lesson Duration
30 minutes
Age Groups
All Ages

David Prues

Piano, Drum, Voice, Guitar, Music Theory Instructor
Teaching Philosophy

Students are will be able to learn to read music literature, play songs, and have fun! I am an easy-going instructor, while at the same time, I still want to challenge students so they can excel at their instrument. Most students really look forward to their lesson all week.

For drums, students will learn rhythm, rudiments, beats, and fills. I use a couple of Rick Latham's drum workbooks, and a couple of Ted Reed's workbooks among others. For beginner's I have eighteen lessons I've designed to get started.

For piano, students will learn keys on the piano, chords, scales, key signatures, grand staff, read music and play songs, including classical, pop, jazz, folk, and traditional. I have an adult beginners workbook and few for children. I also have a lot of material I like to use that I've designed.

For voice, students will learn scales, keys, breathing techniques, delivery, and diction. Breath is the most important tool for proper pitch and vocal strength. Students are encouraged to play an instrument to help with voice lessons, but this is not necessary.

For music theory, students will learn intervals, chords, scales, key signatures, harmony, composition, and figured bass. Students are encouraged to learn music theory using a piano, but another instrument may be used as well.

Experience

Ambient Studios Recording Engineer/Producer David Prues began studying piano at age eight and began performing shows on the drums at 13. He began composing and producing commercial music shortly after graduating from high school. While attending Xavier University, David continued to play in several groups. Students will learn to read music literature, play songs, and have fun! I am an easy-going instructor, while at the same time, I still want to challenge students so they can excel at their instrument. Most students really look forward to their lesson all week.

Available is a Roland V-Drum set, an acoustic drum set, an 88 key grand piano, and vocal microphones. Visit AmbientStudios.org to learn more about Ambient Studios. He now has twenty years of teaching experience.

Credentials

At Xavier, David received a degree in music with a focus on music technology. He performed with the Xavier University Choir for four years conducted by the music department chair Helmut Roerig. During the same period David performed with the Percussion Ensemble and studied drums with John Gardner of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra . He studied voice with Harriet Beebe and piano with Rebecca Slater. While studying electronic music at Xavier, David began teaching classes with professor James Hart.

David has written countless compositions. His songs have aired on documentaries, videos, commercials, and MTV. He now operates Ambient Studios, writing, recording and producing music, while also teaching music. David has taught at Midwest Music, Music Makers, and Roger Bacon high school.

Affiliations

Norwood school district music educator grades 1-12.

Student Reviews
5
Vincent L.

“Awesome teacher! Makes the lessons a lot of fun. David is an excellent teacher who really goes the extra mile to make sure you understand the material. I'm glad to have found him and I will be sticking around for a while!”

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