David Brewster is an honors graduate from the Atlanta Institute of Music, where he studied music performance and education as a Guitar Major.
While in Atlanta he had the opportunity to study with visiting artists such as Scott Henderson, Paul Gilbert, Shawn Lane, and Andy Timmons.
He 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.
He recently became the Music Director for the School of Rock in Glen Ellyn, IL - the largest state-of-the-art facility in the 100+ SoR locations across the US.
On February 15, 2013 he released his new album Cosmic Mind - an instrumental music tribute to HP Lovecraft.
David has taught guitar professionally since the age of 17 in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Georgia, and Florida, mentoring hundreds of students.
He has also taught guitar classes for The National Guitar Workshop (NGW) and Ivy Tech Community College.
He has 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.
His eighth published book Introduction to Guitar Harmony will be released by Centerstream Publications in 2013.
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's currently a writer for the website LouderThanHell.net and recently interviewed Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders).
He also writes concert and CD reviews, in addition to feature articles and guitar lessons for them.
He was the focus of a feature article in the February 2013 issue of Premier Guitar magazine, and also had a feature lesson in August 2009.
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.