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Since 1992 when Dave first picked up the guitar he has run the gamut of musical experiences. From original rock bands to cover bands, contemporary Christian to heavy metal, a Rush tribute band with Buffalo Hall of Fame’r Jim Wynn, to his most recent venture in local surf-rock band, The Freshwater Four, Dave has done it all. After taking lessons during his formative years with jazz-fusion guitarist Joe Pinnavaia (Breaker Box) Dave went off to college at SUNY Fredonia. There, while earning his BA in English, he took advantage of the excellent music program and rounded out his training with courses in classical guitar, classical voice, and more. Ultimately he applied what he had learned from these experiences in order to create a predominantly rock-guitar based approach to teaching and performing that is peppered with jazz, blues, classical and pop styles. He has a firm grasp on music theory and highly emphasizes its importance in the development of every musician: “Music theory is based on very simple, practical math that anyone can understand, including someone like me whose worst subject in school was always math,” says Dave.”If I can learn it, so can you. What’s more, music theory allows you to understand and play any and every style of music.” But there are other hats that Dave wears, too. He runs summer rock band camps, and teaches Ukulele and Bass guitar lessons in addition to both acoustic and electric guitar. As a father of four he has experience both with children and homeschooling, which led him to begin running group classes for home-schoolers as well. Also, Dave has both led and played on church worship teams. Dave’s specialty is in teaching beginning guitarists of any age, on through advanced players seeking help with technique, improvisation and music theory. He has experience with special needs students and can also teach the ukulele.
Dave Internicola- Guitar, Bass, Ukulele