David Lord

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Acoustic Guitar, Jazz Guitar, Electric Guitar, Blues Guitar, Classical Guitar, Fingerstyle Guitar, Guitar, Lead Guitar, Music Theory, Rock Guitar
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David Lord has been teaching guitar for over twenty years, both privately and at the college level. His unique style of creative jazz guitar has been featured in Downbeat, All About Jazz, Dusted Magazine, Bandcamp Daily, Pop Matters and NPR. He has recorded and performed with Jeff Parker (Tortoise), Chad Taylor (Pharoah Sanders), Billy Mohler (Dolly Parton), Devin Hoff (Nels Cline), Dale Black (Terence Blanchard) & Charles Rumback (Ryley Walker).

From 2008-2011, Lord directed the guitar program at Friends University, where he taught jazz and classical guitar and directed guitar ensembles and jazz combos.

In 2008, Lord founded Air House Music Academy, a private music school offering lessons, ensembles, music classes and recording.

From 2009-2019, Lord partnered with legendary recording engineer Micajah Ryan (Bob Dylan, Guns N Roses, Megadeth) in building and engineering Air House Studios. As a recording engineer, Lord has worked with Macy Gray, Cady Groves and Skinny Hightower.

In 2019, Lord co-founded House of Rock ICT, a music performance program for kids ages 8-17.

Lord has recorded 20 albums of original music including three albums with producer Chris Schlarb (Psychic Temple, Sufjan Stevens) at BIG EGO Studios in Los Angeles, working with some of the top jazz musicians in the world. The albums were released on BIG EGO Records, earning Lord recognition in major jazz publications and several end of the year “best of” lists.

Lord has a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Performance.  He has performed extensively throughout the US and Canada.

Over his 20+ year teaching career, Lord has worked with all types of students from beginners to advanced jazz students. Lord is known as a patient and kind teacher, customizing the lessons to fit the interests and goals of the students. Lord specializes in jazz guitar and music theory, but loves teaching all styles and levels of guitar.

Bachelor of Music in Music Performance from Friends University, 2004 // Adjunct Faculty at Friends University, 2008-2011 // Founder and owner of Air House Music Academy, 2008-present // Founder and owner of Air House Recording Studio, 2009-present // Owner of Air House Records, 2011-present // Co-founder and co-owner of House of Rock ICT, 2019-present // Reviewed in Downbeat, 2019 & 2020 // Featured in A Closer Listen, Best Jazz of 2020 // Featured in Anthony Dean Harris’ Best Jazz Albums of 2020, PostGenre // Reviewed in All About Jazz, 2020 // Reviewed in A Closer Listen, 2020 // Reviewed in Pop Matters, 2020 // Reviewed in Jazz Weekly, 2020 // Interviewed on NPR, Cultural Shorts, 2020 // Featured on Spotify editorial playlists Jazz X-Press, All New Jazz & Jazz Today, 2020, 2021 // Featured in Best Jazz on Bandcamp Daily, 2018 // Reviewed in Dusted Magazine, 2018 // Reviewed in Tiny Mix Tapes, 2016 // Interviewed and reviewed in Impose Magazine, 2014 // Reviewed in Magnet Magazine, 2012 // Reviewed in Alternative Press, 2012

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