Private Guitar, Piano and Ukulele Lessons

All Levels – Beginner to Advanced; All Styles of Music

Remote Lessons Available!


Owner/Operator, David Coe Music Services, Fairfield, CT

  • Private guitar and piano instruction to 40-50 students a week

  • Music Faculty Adjunct, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT, 2005-present

  • Upper School Music Teacher, Unquowa School, Fairfield, CT, 2013-present

  • Author, Building Guitar Speed and Guitarist’s Treasury of Classic Themes, Favorite Classical Themes for Ukulele, Mel Bay Publications

  • Private guitar instructor, Music Theatre of CT, Westport, CT, 2013

  • B.S. in Music Education, summa cum laude, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT

  • Guitarist/Composer, Hidden Pond and A Moon In The Sky, with songs featured on major international television networks (FOX, TLC, Destination America, Telemundo)



Any student of music has the ability to succeed on a personal level, a professional level or both.

 It is my role as a music teacher to guide them toward that success. For over 30 years, I have found this to be an exciting and fulfilling process. I’m able to use all my experience as a lifelong musician to assist my students in reaching their goals.

 The first step is to build a strong foundation in the fundamentals of music performance. This includes proper technique, the ability to read both standard musical notation and tablature and an understanding of basic music theory. I make it a point to ask each new student, “What kind of music do you like?” The learning process becomes more enjoyable if the repertoire includes their favorite songs.


Once the basics have been covered, the lesson material expands to include skills tailored to individual interests such as improvisation, songwriting and technique for vocal accompaniment.

Each student plays a major part in shaping his or her musical identity. I consider myself fortunate to guide them in the process of discovery and to be a part of their musical journey.

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What instruments does David teach?
David is available for private Guitar, Ukulele, and Piano Instruction.
Does David offer remote lessons? 
David has extensive experience teaching individual and group lessons online. He currently offers Covid-safe remote lessons, with a return to in-person lessons at his studio or your home available soon on a case-by-case basis.
How long are the lessons?
Lessons are offered as 30, 45, or 60 minute sessions.
I don't own a guitar...may I still take lessons?
Acoustic and Electric Guitars are available for rent on a monthly basis. (Electric guitars include a mini amp for an additional fee)
Does the studio have recitals or performances?
The studio has an annual recital in the Spring, and a series of informal "coffeehouse" performances throughout the year.
Lessons are payable monthly in advance
Make up lessons will be given for cancellations with 24 hour advance notice. Make up lessons will be limited to one per month.