David Morris

My profession and love is early music. I received a very well-rounded education as a singer, conductor, instrumentalist, arranger and teacher, and I make my living using all of these skills.

My youngest students have been in preschool and kindergarten; my oldest (currently) is in her 80s. Some of my students are pre-professionals, some adult beginners. My methodology is a cross-pollenated one, and I design the curriculum to complement the skills of my individual students.

I enjoy having musical breadth as well as focus, and I like to pass this on to my students as well. I fold a little harmony, history and theory into all my lessons in order to give some context to the piece or exercise of the moment.

I adore coaching ensembles, and love to work with self-motivated students who are interested in the world around them.

37.8438192, -122.2398636

Oakland, CA (94618)

Full Name:
David Morris
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Music Styles:
Baroque, Classical, Counterpoint
Instrument/Voice Types Taught:
Cello, Baroque Cello, Gamba, Tenor Voice
Age Ranges:
Middle School
High School
All ages

BA, magna cum laude, UC Berkeley (1985)
MA Musicology, UC Berkeley (1987)

Years Teaching:
Lesson Rate:
$65/ hr (sliding scale also available)
Makes House Calls: