David Newsam grew up in Connecticut where he was a student of Robert Shaw. He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston where he studied with Jim Kelly, Larry Baione and William Leavitt. David also completed his studies in the Modern American Music program at Longy School of Music where he studied with Thom Noren and Charlie Banacos.
David currently works as an assistant professor in the guitar department at Berklee where he has taught since 1989. He is also employed as a senior lecturer in music at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH where he teaches guitar and jazz improvisation. David created the jazz guitar program at the University of New Hampshire where he teaches, directs the UNH Jazz Guitar Ensemble and coaches jazz ensembles.
David performs solo and group engagements throughout New England. He has performed in concerts and clinics with many noted musicians. Recent concert appearances include performances at Berklee College of Music, Longy School of Music, Dartmouth and St. Anselm Colleges, The House of Blues and the Boston Hatch Shell. David is the author of the book, Making Money Teaching Music, published by Writer's Digest Books. He has produced the instructional DVD Accelerate Your Classical Guitar Playing, for Rittor Music in Japan, and authored the course, Fundamentals of Classical Guitar, for Berklee Online.
Thank you for joining us for the 2017/18 Sunday Sounds Special concert season! The Hingham Public Library and the Boston Classical Guitar Society gratefully acknowledge the sponsorship of Coastal Heritage Bank for this popular series.