David Madsen

David Madsen

David Madsen founded what is now the Hartt Suzuki Guitar Program in 1990. He leads the Suzuki nGuitar program at the Hartt Community Division at the Hartt School of Music. He became a registered teacher trainer with the SAA in 2000. David also started his Suzuki Early Childhood Education training in 2016 with Lynn McCall and is enjoying working with the little ones.

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Book Review David Leisner Playing with Ease a healthy approach to guitar technique

Book Review: David Leisner, Playing with Ease: a healthy approach to guitar technique

Reflections on LifeLong Learning and SECE

Reflections on Life-Long Learning and SECE

Using Technology in Your Program Leadership Retreat Recap

May 29, 2013 by David Madsen

What tech tools do you use in your Suzuki program? How do you address these or other concerns? Read more ▶

Remembering Frank Longay

May 25, 2011 by Andrea Cannon, Mychal Gendron, Seth Himmelhoch, William Kossler, Andrew LaFreniere, David Madsen, Joseph Pecoraro, MaryLou Roberts

It is with difficulty and great sadness that the SAA Guitar Committee has attempted to put into words our sense of loss over the recent passing of Frank Longay. Read more ▶

Ask the Experts 5 Guitar Technique and Repertoire

November 10, 2009 by David Madsen

Last summer, focus groups at summer Institutes were asked to submit questions for a panel of “Suzuki Experts” to answer. This is the fifth installment. How can we maintain the joy of playing guitar without weighing the student down with technique? The… Read more ▶

Longay Conservatory of Guitar Suzuki Vision and Leadership

November 1, 2006 by David Madsen

It is my great honor to present Frank Longay with the SAA Creating Community Learning Award for his accomplishments in developing the Longay Conservatory of Guitar. I first met Frank in the summer of 1991 when I took Suzuki Book… Read more ▶

Guitar Sessions

Guitar Sessions


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