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David Brewster / Bio

David Brewster is a guitarist, author, teacher, composer, and an honors graduate from the Atlanta Institute of Music.
He has eight published instructional books and distributed worldwide with Hal Leonard.
He has taught hundreds of music students and has performed live, recorded, and taught music for over half of his life.

David's interest and influences in music are wide-ranging and diverse, ranging from rock, metal, blues, funk, jazz, and classical.

Apart from his educational material and background, David has toured with several artists and bands all across the country, and been a performing live musician since the age of 15.
He recently released his fifth instrumental album 'Cosmic Mind' an instrumental guitar tribute to the works of HP Lovecraft.
His next project is an official tribute to famed sci-fi Gothic-artist HR Giger, it will be released in 2014.

David is currently endorsed with Jim Dunlop, Seymour Duncan, Graph Tech, Souldier Straps, Hamilton Stands, and Pedaltrain pedalboards.

Atlanta Institute of Music
Guitar Major
GPA - 3.8

University of Evansville
Classical Guitar
[Renato Butturi]


School of Rock - Glen Ellyn, IL
Music Director

Ivy Tech Community College – Evansville, IN
Guitar Instructor/Curriculum Development

Musician’s Den – Evansville, IN
Director of Musical Education

National Guitar Workshop (NGW)
Guitar Instructor

Moore Music – Evansville, IN
Guitar Instructor

‘The Stylistic History of Heavy Metal Guitar’
Cherry Lane Publications

‘Guitarist Guide to String Bending and Vibrato’
Centerstream Publications

‘Power Picking’
Centerstream Publications

‘Muting the Guitar’
Centerstream Publications

‘Teach Yourself to Play Guitar’
Hal Leonard Corporation

‘Introduction to Guitar Tone and Effects’
Hal Leonard Corporation

‘Harmonics for Guitar’
Hal Leonard Corporation

Jason Sturgeon Band
Toured and supported the album ‘That’s Me'

Recorded, toured, and supported the album ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’

Performed at nightclubs and events

Giovanni Jones
Performed at nightclubs and events

Opened shows for Blues Oyster Cult, Nazareth, Triumph, Head East, Quiet Riot, and others


Released the instrumental guitar album 'Cosmic Mind' - a tribute to the works of HP Lovecraft

Released the instrumental guitar album 'Terrestrial Planet' - a tribute to the video game Doom

Released the instrumental guitar album 'The Raven' - a tribute to Edgar Allan Poe

Released the instrumental guitar album the 'Outer Sanctum'

Released the instrumental acoustic guitar album ‘Vertigo’

Writer for LouderThanHell.net
Created articles, album reviews, guitar lessons, concert reviews, and interviews
Interviews included Tosin Abasi, The Ocean, and others

Writer for TheMusicEdge.com (NAMM)
Created articles, lessons, album and concert reviews, and maintained "The Guitar Corner"
Interviews included Joe Satriani, Shinedown, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Sevendust

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Glendale Heights, IL

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