David Brewster is an honors graduate from the Atlanta Institute of Music, where he studied music performance and education as a Guitar Major.
While at Atlanta he had the opportunity to study with visiting artists such as Scott Henderson, Paul Gilbert, Shawn Lane, and Andy Timmons, and attended concerts by inspiring artists such as Danny Gatton, Dream Theater, Van Halen, Toto, and Steve Vai.
He also studied classical guitar from Renato Butturi at the University of Evansville.
A performing and touring musician since the age of 15, David has shared the stage with artists ranging from Blue Oyster Cult, Triumph, Nazareth, Quiet Riot, and Cheap Trick to Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Gary Allan, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and many more.
David’s taste and education in music is wide-ranging and diverse, as he has learned, performed, taught, and recorded various styles of music including rock, metal, blues, jazz, pop, classical, funk, alternative, country, reggae, experimental fusion, and acoustic guitar music.
On February 15, 2013 he released his new album Cosmic Mind – an instrumental music tribute to HP Lovecraft.
In 2011 he released his third instrumental album – a tribute to Edgar Allan Poe entitled The Raven.
In 2009, he released his second instrumental album – the electric and horror-themed The Outer Sanctum.
In 2004, he released his first instrumental album – the ambient and all-acoustic effort Vertigo.
David has taught guitar professionally since the age of 17 in Indiana, Kentucky, Georgia, and Florida, mentoring hundreds of students. He also taught guitar classes for The National Guitar Workshop (NGW) and Ivy Tech Community College.
He has seven books published and distributed worldwide with Hal Leonard, Cherry Lane, and Centerstream Publications. A few titles include Introduction to Guitar Tone and Effects, The Stylistic History of Heavy Metal Guitar, Harmonics for Guitar, and Muting the Guitar.
In addition to his published books, he was a writer for TheMusicEdge.com (NAMM) where he had the opportunity to interview Joe Satriani, Shinedown, Sevendust, Jada Pinkett Smith, and others.
He has a feature article in the February 2013 issue of Premier Guitar magazine, and a feature lesson in the August 2009 issue.
David’s love for music and musical education runs deep, and he looks forward to creating new music, books, lessons, and videos for himself and for you. He hopes that you are entertained, educated, and musically inspired when spending time at this website, and invites you to check back soon – this website will be updated frequently.