Started: Age 10

Instruments: Guitar

Styles: Rock, Jazz, Classical

Gear: PRS Guitars, Mese/Boogie Amps, Taylor Guitars, Hofner Jazzica guitars

Lesson Text: Learn to Play Guitar With David Saenger David Saenger is a versatile guitarist who excels in styles ranging from classical to jazz to rock. In high school, he began performing out with numerous groups and studying with local teachers to further his studies. In 1996, David began studying classical guitar with Julie Goldberg at St. Xavier University and also joined the jazz band to advance his interests in jazz. In 1998, David transferred to Millikin University to complete his degree. While at Millikin, he studied both classical and jazz under Manley Mallard for three years. David performed with the Jazz Lab Band I and sat first chair in the classical guitar ensemble. He was also selected as the guitarist for the Illinois Collegiate Jazz Festival All-Star Band in the spring of 2001. In addition, David began teaching private lessons in classical, jazz, and rock guitar and continues to do so today. David recently graduated in 2004 with a Masters Degree in Jazz Performance at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. While there, he performed with the CCPA Jazz Orchestra, jazz combos, and sat first chair in the classical guitar ensemble. He studied jazz guitar with John McLean and classical guitar with Pamela Kimmel.