BREAK OUT OF THE BOX
Song Squared's lessons are far from ordinary. Founder Dave Christensen has created his own curriculum, emphasizing taking complex ideas and simplifying them for any age group so students can play music AND understand how music works. Out-of-the-box thinking is something Dave bases his lessons on, and also the mindset he imparts to his students.
Song Squared offers private lessons in Piano, Ukulele, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Song Writing and Music Production. Instructor Dave Christensen is very patient, energetic and compassionate to the challenges of learning music. He stresses the importance of balancing discipline with fun and tackling a number of small tasks instead of one large task in order to learn music efficiently and with much less stress. Dave has been teaching private music lessons from his own studio for 24 years, with additional teaching experience in public schools and employee training while working as a music librarian for Disney Studios. He has worked with children and adults ages 4-65 throughout his teaching career.
While at Disney he also helped prepare the scores for numerous films such as Frozen, Big Hero 6 and many other family classics. This experience allows him to prepare custom pieces for his students based on their favorite songs and skill level because of the skills acquired while working in the film industry.
Dave have been playing piano for over 40 years, and guitar and ukulele for over 10 years. Dave has been writing songs for 37 years and focuses on his students releasing their creativity while learning how to give and receive constructive feedback to their peers. He has studied world music and culture for over 31 years, which greatly informs his understanding of Music Geography. Your child will definitely receive a well-rounded music education with Dave and Song Squared!