David Barber

David Barber has spent the last 15 years being a sideman and has toured with artists including Colin James, The Chieftains, Barney Bentall, Dallas Smith, Chad Brownlee, Aaron Prichett, Aaron Goodvin and many more! He also played banjo on the 4x Platinum hit, Two Heads, by Coleman Hell.

David has also had the honour of being nominated for Juno Awards, Canadian Country Music Awards, British Columbia Country Music Awards and Western Canadian Music Awards.

Dave’s musical styles range from Country, Rock, Blues, Bluegrass, Pop and Jazz. He teaches all styles of both Electric, Acoustic and Slide Guitar as well as Banjo, Ukulele and Mandolin. 

David’s teaching philosophy can be summed up in one word: FUN! “Learning to play music should be fun! I want us to have a fun and relaxed time while learning how to play an instrument. Whether you are just starting out or you have been playing for a while, I can help you get to that next level. Individualized lessons will move at your own pace and we will learn songs that you want to learn. While having fun and learning how to play your instrument, we will also learn how music works and how you can play music with other people. That’s where the real fun begins!” 

Qualifications: Diploma in Jazz Performance, 15 years teaching experience, 15 years touring experience.

Specializing in: Country, Bluegrass, Blues, Rock, Pop, Jazz, Finger Style, Theory, Playing by Ear

Available: Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays

To arrange for lessons, please contact Dave directly at dave@pentictonacademyofmusic.ca and then register online at pentictonacademyofmusic.ca