David's approach to teaching and coaching has worked well to motivate my 12-yr old son. David knows his ability and potential and has successfully encouraged him to stretch himself. I can't believe the progress my son's made - the music he's playing - after just over a year of lessons!
David is an excellent guitar teacher. He's really down to earth, and very easy to get along with. The lessons go in the direction you want them to go, but still remain structured in regard to learning. If you're a blues guitarist and that's what you want to learn, he'll work with you. The same goes for classical guitar, metal, and so on. If you want to learn that and the best techniques related to it, he's got you covered. He caters to the individual students' mindset, and it makes for a pretty enjoyable experience. Highly recommended.
I had played guitar for a long time and was largely self taught, so my technique was all over the map. David Reynolds (the owner) worked with me to cover all the basics and fill in the gaps in my knowledge so I could truly progress as a guitarist. He is extremely knowledgeable yet approachable, patient, and willing to help people who truly want to learn to play pretty much any style of guitar by meeting them where they are and guiding them to where they want to go. I recomend Columbia Guitar Studio to anyone at any level, from absolute beginner to conservatory graduate who wants to improve on the guitar.
We have taken our daughter to Columbia Guitar Studio for instruction for the last two years. David has provided a great learning environment for our child. She feels completely comfortable with her instruction and is extremely comfortable playing in front of audiences thanks to the mandatory recitals. We would highly recommend Columbia Guitar Studio for your guitar instructional needs.
In the Summer of 2005 Jason Fawcett bought a Martin Backpacker guitar to accompany him during the fulfillment his dream, walking the Appalachian Trail. That August, he arrived at the Columbia Guitar Studio for lessons.
The following is from an e mail sent from somewhere in the woods of Maine...
So I have about hiked through Maine.
But all that solitude that I thought I'd find is not there.
I see about 10 to 100 people a day doing the same thing.
Still it is great, and I see a few hikers who carry those backpacker guitars.
That classical piece of music you played for me was amazing and that moment is still in my head; however the notes our not, what is still in my head is your passion when you played it.