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David Moorhead

David Moorhead

Teaching Artist Statement 
I’d like my students to reach beyond simply calling themselves guitar players.  I’d like them to feel confident in calling themselves musicians.   The journey on our path of development includes learning how to communicate beyond the notes on the page yet still being comfortable enough with their instrument to read and play all of those notes.   Nuance.   Being able to listen to the people around us.  Improvisation – harmonic and melodic.  And the most important part?  Putting it all together and having more fun than we’ve ever experienced.

Teaching Bio
David Moorhead attended Berklee College of Music, completing a dual major in guitar performance and music production/engineering.   Through his years of study, David refined his personal style which is a mix of mid/late 60’s British blues (as imported from Chicago), the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Black Crowes, Ryan Adams, and Tom Petty.  It usually depends on what guitar he’s holding and what he’s in the mood to perform, write, or record.

David has been teaching guitar for since 2005, mostly as an independent teacher.  David was the site director for DayJams Rock and Roll day camp from 2008 to 2012 (in Medford, MA and Newton, MA).  He has also been involved in helping create recording/audio engineering curriculum for in-home music schools in the area.  He started with South Shore Conservatory fall of 2015, teaching private guitar lessons as well as instructing rock ensemble classes.


Performing Bio
David Moorhead attended Berklee College of Music, completing a dual major in guitar performance and music production/engineering.   Through his years of study, David refined his personal style which is a mix of mid/late 60’s British blues (as imported from Chicago), the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Black Crowes, Ryan Adams, and Tom Petty.  It usually depends on what guitar he’s holding and what he’s in the mood to perform, write, or record.

In 2004, David started an independent record label called Hey Now Records.  David has used that platform to release original material as well as music by Chicago artist Andy Alton, and Boston-based Gaslight Revival.  David has released three albums, one EP, and many singles through Hey Now Records.  In 2011, Andy Alton and David joined forces to form an acoustic duo called Behind The Sun.  Their eleven-song album titled “Paper Airplane” became the soundtrack to the 2013 movie “Free Speech: The Transcendent Journey of Chris Drew”. 

2004 also saw David start his career as a freelance musician, playing guitar on tracks used for television and radio commercials as well as demo and studio work for independent and signed Los Angeles artists.  Currently, David is in an all-Beatles jam band called O’Boogie & The Fireman.  He plays his original music in various clubs around the New England, usually as a solo performer, singing and playing guitar. 

David joined SSC’s faculty in 2015

David’s performance schedule can be found on his website http://davidmoorhead.me/calendar.