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.