Dave Schneider is a highly talented and versatile instrumentalist who plays jazz, classical, and Spanish guitar. He has been playing for 22 years and has studied classical guitar under John Dennewitz and jazz guitar with Steve Deconti and Dr. Steven Lajoie. He pours emotion and energy into all of his music whether a piece by Miles Davis, Johann Sebastian Bach, or an original composition. In addition to his brilliant solo guitar, he performs in a variety of duets, trios, and ensembles with various instruments including voice, bass, saxophone, piano, drums, and flute. Don't miss your chance to have this wonderful guitarist at your event!
Extremely talented and also very in tune with the vibe of the party and guests. His music created the perfect ambiance and put my 40th bday party over the top. All the guests commented on how much they enjoyed his playing. I especially enjoyed that he asked what the dress code was and really nailed the whole feel of the party.
I would book him again in a heart beat and recommend him to anytime.
We hired Dave for classical Spanish guitar during the cocktail hour for our wedding, and he was perfection! We got rave reviews from all the guests, and even the venue employees made a point to mention how great he sounded. The communication leading up to the day was quick and clear- he was amazing to work with. Five stars, 10/10, would definitely hire again for a future event!
In a year when you thought your birthday would be the worst, Dave came through to make it the best! An incredible guitarist and great to work with. Would recommend 10/10!
Dave provided an excellent service, was easy to make the arrnagements with, and was flexible prior to and during the event. His music selection was perfect for our event, and he was very happy to respect our CV19 safety requirements. We would book him again
Thanks so much to Dave for making our Spanish Wine Harvest a success! He completed the night with a cool vibe...there’s nothing like LIVE music!!! My guests loved him and he fit right in with the crowd, it felt like one of our guests was “performing!” Don’t hesitate to book him, he arrived early, communicated with me prior to the party, looked great, and hung around for a little while after he finished played (we asked him to play longer ...eek!). We had a VERY positive experience and I won’t hesitate to book him again!
I hired Dave for my sons 25th bday dinner to play Spanish guitar and the night could not have been more perfect. He was so friendly and such a nice guy to be around. Musically he is such a talented guitar player and cannot wait to have him back for another function and hope he travels to MA. He showed up looking (as requested) casual but so very professional. He absolutely will elevate any event!
Response from Dave Schneider, Guitar:
Thank you for your kind words Rosemary! It was such a pleasure to play for Madison's birthday. The whole crowd was so sweet and loved the music. And I definitely travel to Massachusetts! Keep in touch!
Dan was terrific. A real gentleman who added a great deal to the event.
Dave was great. He is organized and professional and played wonderful acoustic guitar! We were very pleased! He brought a keyboard player to accompany him who was also terrific. It was a wonderful evening and everyone enjoyed the music!
Dave's guitar playing was the perfect addition to our corporate happy hour. He really set a classy mood and clearly is an accomplished musician. I highly recommend him for other events.
Dave was a wonderful addition to our corporate retail event. He was warm, gracious, professional and extremely talented. The background music was perfect for our event at Garden City. I would highly recommend him.
Dave and his trio were the perfect musical addition to our grand opening event. We had a tapas theme and their Spanish tunes were received so well by our guests. David was super quick to respond and very friendly. We plan on hiring him again and I would recommend to anyone who wants a great musical experience!
Price Range: $250 and up
Gig Length: 10 - 240 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
What to Expect
When you hire me, you can expect us to effectively and efficiently communicate all the necessary details to make sure we are each getting exactly what we desire! Whether you hire me to serenade with some beautiful instrumental music at your party, or learn your favorite song for you to walk the aisle, or play a party with one of my ensembles (Guitar + vocals, percussion, or dancer) you can expect that we are rehearsed, punctual, professional and most importantly FUN!
I started playing guitar at the age of 13. A friend of mine was playing and got me into it by showing me some riffs from a couple rock songs on the radio. I started on an old Yamaha my dad bought at a yard sale with only two strings. Eventually we had it restrung and I started taking lessons. At age 17 I stumbled into the world of Latin guitar thanks to Al Di Meola, Paco De Lucia, and John McLaughlin. I was later introduced to Johannes Linstead, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Buena Vista Social Club which all shaped my playing immensely. In my early twenties I played in a jazz trio with a few friends and I also accompanied a pop/rock female vocalist. Since then I have been composing and performing instrumental Latin/Spanish guitar solo or with various ensembles and duets even including a violinist, a marimba player, and a ballerina!
Additional Booking Notes
I typically require an outlet. Smaller and shorter performances such as a wedding ceremony or a cocktail hour, my battery powered speaker is sufficient. I have all my own equipment so all you need to be concerned about is having FUN at YOUR event!
Past Booked Events
|August 07, 2021 • 6:30pm - 9:00pm||Birthday Party|
|May 08, 2021 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|November 22, 2020 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm||Birthday Party|
|September 25, 2020 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Dinner Party|
|September 18, 2020 • 6:00pm - 8:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|September 05, 2020 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|July 11, 2020 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Birthday Party|
|October 26, 2019 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm||Dinner Party|
|May 25, 2019 • 8:30pm - 10:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|January 17, 2019 • 4:00pm - 6:30pm||Corporate Event|
|November 03, 2018 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|September 27, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Corporate Event|
|June 01, 2018 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Retirement Party|
Besame Mucho - Consuelo Velasquez
Manha de Carnaval- Luis Bonfa
Sway/Quien Sera - Pablo Ruiz
Cielito Lindo - Quirino Mendoza y Cortez
The Girl from Ipanema - Antonio Carlos Jobim
Quizas Quizas Quizas - Osvaldo Farres
Metelitza - Traditional Russian Melody
So Danco Samba - Antonio Carlos Jobim
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Here Comes the Sun - George Harrison
Love Yourself - Justin Beiber
Summertime - George Gershwin
So many more.... just ask, if I don't know it, I can probably learn it!
Influences & Inspiration
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Paco De Lucia
Al Di Meola
I have my own PA system, microphones etc. I always bring extension cords and everything else I could possibly need.