David Madsen

Guitar Teacher, Parent
Guitar, ECC, SPA Teacher Trainer

David Madsen

SAA Member


Avon, CT
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David Madsen founded what is now the Hartt Suzuki Guitar Program in ‘90. David graduated with a BM in guitar performance from the University of Connecticut and has since studied with David Leisner and Pepe Romero. His Suzuki guitar training has been with Bill Kossler and Frank Longay, and he has also trained with Lynn McCall in Suzuki Early Childhood Education.  He became the 3rd registered Teacher Trainer with the Suzuki Association of the Americas in 2000,and has conducted courses throughout North America and in Italy, Singapore, Peru, Puerto Rico and Argentina. Mr. Madsen is a member of the SAA Guitar Committee. He is a former member of the Board of Directors for the SAA.
In 2008 he was invited to direct the Advanced Ensemble at the 1st International Suzuki Guitar Festival in Santa Cruz, CA, and he was also invited to direct the Guitar Ensembles at the SAA conferences in 2014, 2016 and 2018. 
David received a “Creating Learning Community” award in 2014 for his work in producing “The Sound of Success” video for the SAA, an informative video about the Suzuki guitar method.