Experienced Music Teacher - David Summer
Quality Music Lessons - Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced
Along with a degree in music education, David Summer brings to his teaching over 30 years of professional
teaching and performance experience
David's music teaching includes private
as well as instruction and tutoring in elementary and advanced music theory and music technology.
All of these private music lessons are tailored to each individual student's interests and ability.
Private Flute Lessons
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to students of all ages, children and adults.
He takes pride in his patience and his ability to encourage, motivate and inspire his students.
In all his music lessons, David enjoys playing along with his students and teaching by example.
David can help with your music reading, practicing and performance skills.
He can show you techniques that will improve your sight reading as well as advise you on the most effective ways of practicing your instrument.
As a musician who is an active performer
, David can show you how to play your best while performing in front of an audience.
He can also help you prepare for a special performance or audition.
David has helped many younger flute students and trumpet students gain admission to
Massachusetts schools district bands
He has assisted high school seniors, who are going on to major in music, with their college music school audition pieces.
Private Trumpet Lessons
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David has also taught many classical and jazz instrumentalists the art of improvisation.
He uses play along materials to make improvising fun and combines playing with ear training so students learn how to hear chord changes and recognize musical patterns.
Music students with an interest in jazz improvisation will be able to learn this skill, even with no previous jazz experience.
Students interested in classical music can learn how to improvise a descant part to a hymn tune or to enhance a baroque sonata with improvised embellishments.
Playing an instrument can be a constructive, rewarding, life long hobby or avocation.
Taking private instrumental music lessons from an experienced, professional quality teacher is the best, most effective, way for any music student to reach his or her full playing potential.
Students who are successful in music often transfer that sense of dedication, achievement and accomplishment to other endeavors in life.
David has taught music lessons to students at all levels from beginning flutists and brass students to music school students and professional players.
He has advised professional musicians on the business aspects of being a musician and has helped adult "comeback" players revitalize their interest in the
playing the flute
playing the trumpet
David has also helped many adult beginners discover the joy of playing an instrument.
He also enjoys teaching elementary music lessons to kids who are just starting to find their own interest in making music.
Modern technology offers music schools and private lesson music teachers a wide range of effective teaching resources.
David makes full use of the resources that technology has to offer today's music teacher, including
, sequenced MIDI accompaniments, notation software,
portable recording devices
David also believes in providing all students with a firm musical foundation.
Into all of his private music lessons, David incorporates elementary music fundamentals such as scales, chords and related musical pattern studies.
He also includes elementary and advanced music theory studies to help students feel more comfortable and confident in any musical environment.
David is certified by the
Massachusetts State Department of Education
as a highly qualified Music Teacher for all grade levels.
Most of all, David makes learning music fun.
David Summer also offers tutoring in Music Theory and Music Technology.
David is the author of
several articles on Music Technology and Education
that have been published in leading music magazines including
In addition to his music teaching certification, David is also licensed by the Massachusetts State Department of Education as an Instructional Technology Specialist.
David's Current Additional Teaching
In addition to giving private music lessons,
, at his home music studio, David Summer conducts a Chamber Music Ensemble and provides brass sectional tutoring for the Jazz Band as part of the excellent music and fine arts program at the
Lawrence Academy in Groton, MA
Lawrence Academy, Groton MA
Performing Arts Center
The outstanding Arts Program at the Lawrence Academy in Groton is under the direction of Steve Peisch.
Visual Arts, Music Composition, Performance Ensembles, Theatre Arts and Dance classes are all offered at this outstanding private school,
located in the center of Groton, MA on 100 beautiful acres.
David rehearses the wind ensemble to prepare for concerts, creates custom instrumental music arrangements and produces recordings featuring the Lawrence Academy Chamber Music Ensemble.
He also creates recordings, using his home recording studio, as a practice aid for students.
In addition, David uses his experience as a software developer to create and maintain a dedicated web page for the ensemble where he posts recorded material and communicates information about the Lawrence Academy Chamber Music Ensemble to students and parents.
Aside from performing at several concerts during the school year, the Chamber Music Ensemble also performs for many school functions.
This year this classical wind ensemble gave very successful performances as part of an Admissions Open House program showcasing the Music Department at the Lawrence Academy.
Besides the Chamber Ensemble and Jazz Band, the music school program at the Lawrence Academy in Groton also includes an excellent vocal ensemble.
David also recently served as mentor for a senior from the
Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School in Devens, MA
This outstanding student had elected to do his senior class project on computer based home music recording.
David provided instruction, advice and assistance on creating a good musical arrangement, recording individual tracks and mixing the student's recording.
This dedicated student has gone on to study music at the music school of UMass Dartmouth.
Piano Lessons in Groton MA
David encourages his advanced music students, in addition to playing their primary instrument, to also study the piano. Playing the piano is an excellent way for serious music students to develop their harmonic listening skills and further improve their understanding of music theory.
Keyboard proficiency is a universal musical skill that is especially valuable for aspiring composers, music teachers and recording musicians. The ability to play the keyboard is also useful for students who want to continue expressing themselves musically as a lifetime avocation.
With the advent of multi-track computer based
resourceful musicians, whether professionals or hobbyists, will find the ability to play the piano keyboard especially helpful in their creative endeavors.
David Summer offers beginning and intermediate Piano Lessons, in his Groton MA music studio, to students of all ages.
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David Summer Music Studio Location
All music lessons are given in a warm, friendly home atmosphere, in a music studio located in David's home in Groton MA
, 01450. David's music studio is conveniently located for students looking for quality private music lessons in Acton MA and music lessons in Littleton MA as well as music lessons in Westford MA and music lessons in Concord MA.
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