DAVID MATTHEW SHERE, Ph.D.
Born August 4, 1970, David M. Shere began playing the piano at the age of six, performing in numerous recitals throughout his childhood.
At the age of eleven David took up the acoustic guitar, later taking up the electric guitar and pursuing interests in rock, blues and jazz.
In 1997, David began teaching music
privately at Suburban
David also enrolled in
In June 2000, David received his
Associate of Arts diploma [A.A.] from
David moved to
After a year as an undergrad at UCSB, David
transferred to Cornish
College of the Arts in
David graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Music degree [B.of M.] from Cornish in May 2003.
In September of 2003, David returned to UC Santa Barbara to pursue graduate studies in Music Composition.
As a composer, David has had acoustic
and electronic works performed by the
Odeon string quartet, the
His installation work "Faces of the Elder Gods" was included in the Spring 2005 ECM Primavera Festival.
David completed his Master of Arts [M.A.] degree in Music Composition at UC Santa Barbara in June of 2006,
and officially received his M.A. diploma in November 2006.
David completed his doctoral dissertation [Ph.D.] in Music Composition at UC Santa Barbara in September of 2007,
and officially received his Ph.D. diploma in December 2007.
In June of 2008, David began giving
private guitar lessons at Jensen Guitar & Music Co.
In 2009, David released a full-length, 14-track solo project entitled 45th Street Blues,
performing a CD release party on April 11, 2009 at Jensenís Mainstage concert venue.
In October of 2010, David founded Jensenís Rock Studio, a coaching program designed to hone studentsí performance skills in a band setting.
In January of 2012, David officially became an endorsee for Godin Guitars, an internationally respected guitar company based in Quebec, Canada. David performed an extensive and successful clinic for Godin at Jensen Guitar & Music Co. in March of 2012; videos of the clinic may be viewed at David's Youtube page.
In August of 2012, David relocated to Seattle, WA to join the faculty of Music Center of the Northwest.
David M. Shere, Ph.D.
cell #: 805-455-2292