FOCAL POINTS: EXPERTISE

PRODUCTION AND ENGINEERING, COACHING, SONGWRITING AND THEORY, PERFORMANCE AND SOUND DESIGN, DRUM AND PERCUSSION 
PRODUCING, MUSIC DEVELOPMENT, ENGINEERING AND MUSICAL DIRECTING
Knowing that artists' recordings are the life and breath of their music the following is a list of achieved objectives and outcomes:
  • Having a body of recorded music
  • Develop a creative and original sound
  • Work with a producer with fresh ideas
  • Help with songwriting
  • Set of recorded well-written songs
  • Achieving their dream of making a great recordings
  • Rediscovering the fun and love in the recording process
  • Find new meaning in the their music and sound
  • Putting their heart and soul to recordings

MUSIC COACHING SESSIONS, GROUPS, MASTER CLASSES
The following are some keynote speaking and discussion subjects:
  • Creativity
  • Achieving Success in your Music Career
  • Spirituality in Music
  • Ending Patterns of Negative Performing
  • Defining rhythm and how to achieve solid rhythm
  • Performing and improvising techniques
  • 21st Century Music Marketing
  • How to get your Music up and working for you
  • Change and evolution in the workplace
  • Integration of Love and Music
  • Helping others express themselves and achieving their goals

SONGWRITING AND MUSIC THEORY LESSONS
The following are topics taught in sessions:
  • Song structure and form
  • Introduction to the tonal center
  • Notation, rhythm and meter
  • Intervals of all the notes and their inversions
  • Major and minor scales and the circle of fifths
  • Movement and rest in Melody
  • Triad arrangements and how to build any kind of chord
  • Harmonizing a melody
  • History of music theory and songwriting
  • Songwriting techniques

PERFORMING, IMPROVISING, CONDUCTING
The following are ideas musicians have learned from Davey in the passed:
  • Learn new improvising techniques
  • Transmitting energy to an audience
  • Spirituality in performing
  • Discovering another dimension in music
  • Building a relationship with sound
  • Explore the universality of soundmaking and listening
  • Being able to conduct a music score
  • Perform with any kind of band, artist or songwriter
  • Effortless performing
  • Forging connections between thinking and feeling
  • Learn to listen

MUSIC COMPOSITION, SOUNDSCAPES, SOUND EFFECTS AND SOUND DESIGN
The following are offered with TV, film and video games:
  • Music and sound for commercials, jingles, TV broadcasts, feature and short films, videos, games, internet and websites
  • A professional multi-track digital and analog recording studio
  • Voiceovers, sweetening and music scoring
  • Composition for bands, artists and songwriters

DRUM LESSONS, CLINICS, MASTER CLASSES, RECORDING AND STUDIO SESSIONS, SHOWS AND TOURING

The following are points addressed in the lessons, clinics and master classes:
  • How to read rhythm and keep solid time
  • Learn the appropriate sitting posture and the right way to hold drumsticks
  • Cover the basic drum rudiments
  • Introduce drumming to different styles of music
  • Work on developing control and strength
  • Build three, four and five way coordination
  • Understand many types of drum set beats and rhythms
  • Study the historical perspective of the style of music you like
  • Learn good practice techniques through repetition
  • Read syncopation, triplets and compound meters
  • How to play in a performance setting
  • Rolls, fills and soloing concepts
  • Creativity and how to express yourself making art

PERCUSSION LESSONS, CLINICS, GROUPS AND MASTER CLASSES, TRACKING AND STUDIO SESSIONS, SHOWS AND TOURING
The following are concepts musicians leave with after their lessons:
  • Learn how to build your own instrument
  • A solid foundation in percussion techniques
  • Perform in percussion ensembles
  • Understand how to perform with a drum kit player
  • Discover world rhythms
  • How to play a rhythm on anything
  • Keep solid time
  • Explore different cultures of music
  • Learn the oral tradition of non-western performance and practice
  • Achieving space and how not to over play
  • Learn to create and free yourself in rhythm