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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.

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Email [email protected]
Phone Number (510) 658-3382
Instruments/Types Cello, Baroque Cello, Viola da Gamba, Music Theory
Lesson Fee $65/ hr (sliding scale also available)
City Oakland
Age Range of Students All ages

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

Number of Years Teaching 30
Institutional Affiliation
House Calls
Private Lessons or Ensemble Coaching Both
Music Style(s) Taught Baroque, Classical, Counterpoint
* All rates are estimated and subject to change

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