Dave Dribbon

Voice, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Rock Guitar, Jazz Guitar, Lead Guitar, Piano, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Harmonica, Singing, R&B Voice, Jazz Voice, Musical Theater, Country Voice, Rock Voice, Pop Voice, Singing for Actors, Composition, Improvisation, Songwriting, Artist Development, Students with Special Learning Needs, Audition Prep, College Audition Prep, Audition Prep from Berklee Alumni, Music Directing, Stage Training, Small Group, English
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Lesson Fees

Base Fee: $27.50 / 30 Minutes

About

Hello! My name is Dave Dribbon. I’m a graduate of The Berklee College of Music and have been teaching private guitar, vocal, piano, electric bass, songwriting, mandolin, ukulele and harmonica lessons since I graduated in 2003. During this time, I have also taught group lessons in guitar, vocals, songwriting, music theory, lyric writing, vocal ensemble, rock ensemble and singer/songwriter ensemble.

With over 20 years of experience in the music business, I’ve worked professionally as a performer, songwriter, teacher, producer, booking agent, music venue owner and live sound engineer. I am the band leader/manager/lead vocalist-guitarist for the Eastcoast Entertainment private event band, Diamond River. I am the songwriter/band leader/manager/lead vocalist-guitarist the original indie/americana/rock band, Sidecar Honey. I teach private music lessons at McDowell Arts Council in Marion, NC.

I moved from Boston, MA to Asheville, NC in 2006 with an old touring band of mine, Tennessee Hollow. I have been in the music business for all of these years, playing in many projects and working with phenomenal musicians. I have been teaching private and group lessons from 2003 to the present. I take such pride and joy in helping students visualize and achieve their short term and long term goals.

During my application process for Berklee College Of Music, I applied for the Best Enterning Student Scholarship. I recieved this award for vocals. While keeping vocals at the forefront of my performances and recordings, guitar has always been a close second to my devolpment as a musician. It is my main instrument for songwriting, which plays a huge role in my teaching style. I teach many differnt styles of music, but I set my ciriculum to the short term and long term goals of each student. Every student is differnt and I like to center the lessons around their individual requests, while offering helpful suggestions to the music I play and listen to. I think songwriting can be very effective in the learning and creative process, so I like to incorperate songwriting/lyric writing into the lessons, if my students have a wish to work in this way.  

Berklee College of Music Boston, MA, BM, Professional Music, 2003 Highlights: 3.2 GPA major concentration; Performance focus/diverse curriculum; teaching, music theory, conducting, ear training, stage techniques, sound reinforcement, general production, music business, lyric writing, studio recording techniques, recording technology, synthesis/vocal/midi – digital performer, film scoring Best Entering Student Talent Scholarship - Vocal Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA 1999 - 2003 Maintained through exceptional performance and GPA standards

Reviews of lessons with Dave Dribbon

Dave was very kind, patient, and cooperative. He was eager to understand my goals and willing to adapt to my particular tastes, very calm and good-humored.
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May 27th, 2020
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